India's gold medalist Sanjita Khumukcham (Right) with her gold medal

Mo Farah withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to fitness concerns

An Air Algerie plane prepares to land at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers

Relatives hold the bodies of children three-year-old Hadi Abdel Nabi and one-and-a-half-year-old Abdel Rahman Abdel Nabi -AP

People look at the damaged school bus that was hit by a train at Masaipet in Medak on Thursday. — PTI

Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a letter of appointment as Telangana's Brand Ambassador -PTI

Fireworks explode during the flag raising at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow.(Photo: AP)

Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forces Arshad, a Muslim catering supervisor of IRCTC, to eat a chapati during his roza. ---PTI

International

Algeria plane with 116 on board crashes

An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.There were few clear indications of what

Business

Gold import duty won’t be cut soon

July 25: The Finance Ministry on Friday said at present it has no proposal to lower customs duty on gold from the current 10 per cent.

India

Heart-rending scenes, wailing families at site

Mangled remains of a school bus with blood stains on it, strewn bags, tiffin boxes, notebooks and text books was all it remained on the accident site of the bus-train collision in which 16 persons, in

Metros

Patiala House courts to move to new complex

The Patiala House Courts complex, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and currently housed in the palace of the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala near India Gate in Central Delhi, will soon have a new address.T

Newsmakers

Classical singer, actress Sushila Rani dies at 96

Renowned classical singer Sushila Rani died following a heart attack at her home here on Thursday afternoon, a close disciple said. She was 96.

Editorial

PM should take firm line against hate talk

The attempt by a Telangana BJP MLA to revile Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has rightly raised concerns across the country. The communal tone of the attack on the ace player is unmistakable. In only two months since the Narendra Modi government took office, there has been a spate of episodes in different parts of the country featuring members of the saffron tribe and their associates speaking out of turn.

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