Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray during a interactive session ahead of the Maharashtra state assembly elections- PTI

Ladakh pinpricks before Xi visit

A scientist talks about the Mars probe at Isro’s Mission Control Centre in Bengaluru on Monday. — ASIAN AGE

NDRF volunteers distribute relief material among flood-hit people near Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Sunday. — PTI

Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on Saturday. — PTI

An image grab from a video by the ISIS shows a masked militant executing British hostage David Haines. — AP

Ajit Doval (L) greets Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi during the talks to finalise Chinese President Xi Jinping -PTI

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Hillary Rodham Clinton , in Iowa, stirs 2016 election speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa on Sunday to pay tribute to the state’s retiring Democratic Senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign in 2016.

India

‘Don’t focus relief operations on Srinagar alone’

The railways has partially resumed train services between Srinagar and Baramulla after restoring tracks that were damaged by the flood

Metros

Learn driving only from 57 government authorised schools

With Delhi witnessing burgeon increase of “unauthorised” driving training institutes in various parts of the capital city, the state administration has issued a list of 57 approved training schools an

Newsmakers

Schizophrenia not single disease?

Schizophrenia is not a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms, scientists have found.

Sports

CLT20 can 'boost my confidence' ahead of India-West Indies series, says Ravi Rampaul

Senior West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul feels that playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India will help him "boost his confidence" ahead of the five-match ODI series agai

Editorial

Stiff penalties welcome if roads become safer

The move to put traffic offenders squarely on the mat, and hit them hard in the purse, comes not a moment too soon. Indians are rated among the world’s worst road users, whether as impatient motorists ignoring traffic lights, two-wheeler riders being reckless unmindful of their own and others’ safety, desperate pedestrians getting in the way of vehicles and three-wheeler drivers trying to hog most of the road for themselves.

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