President Pranab Mukherjee conferring the Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (Photo: AP)

AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan (left) and Yogendra Yadav during a press conference in New Delhi on Friday. — G.N. JHA

Parliamentary Affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh and Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit. (Photo: AP)

Congress party President Sonia Gandhi meeting the farmers in Rewari in Haryana. (Photo: AP)

Gopal Sarkar, one of the accused of nun gangrape case being brought to the CID headquarters, in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa airport in Yemen—AP

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International

Saudis Arabia begin Yemen strikes, oil prices up

Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies struck Shia Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s President on Thursday, in a major gamble by the world’s top oil exporter to check Iranian influence i

Business

Record bidding will not hike call rates, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that the record bidding by telecom operators to bag spectrum will not result in an increase in mobile tariffs.

Metros

Nitish Kumar supports Delhi statehood

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday extended support to the Delhi government’s call for “full statehood,” following his meeting with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal.

Newsmakers

Russian Army TV offers job to Jeremy Clarkson

Russia’s Zvezda television, a channel run by the defence ministry, unexpectedly revealed on Thursday that it has offered a job to disgraced British Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after he was dropped b

Sports

World Cup 2015: Choke de India

Australia put themselves in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semi-final victory over defending champions India in Sydney on Thursday.

Editorial

A vote against gay rights

In India, homosexuality is still not accepted across the board, and a law criminalising same-sex relationships stays put in the books, although powerful voices have been raised at the civil society le

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Bollywood is looking afresh at where to draw the line as a steady stream of cuss words and sleazy content enters mainstream cinema

It has now become apparent to the Narendra Modi government that the manner in which it sought to amend the law relating to acquisition of land is not politically feasible.

If a law has not worked well on the ground, do you toss it out or try and improve its implementation?