Amit Shah with Tamil Nadu BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan at the party headquarters “Kamalalayam” in Chennai. PTI

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat stokes row on conversions

Pak Taliban chief killed in airstrike?

People wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station at a village near Jammu on Saturday.— PTI

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. -PTI

West Bengal Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra waves to supporters as he was produced at local court. -PTI

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao distributes land 'pattas' to women at an event in Hyderabad on Sunday. PTI

26/11 plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi gets bail in Pakistan, India fuming

International

Pakistan Taliban chief charged in airport attack

The Pakistan government has named the chief of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, its spokesman and six others as the main accused in the terrorist attack on the Karachi Airport in June.

India

Anti-conversion law will not derail development: Amit Shah

Asserting that enacting a law banning religious conversion will only end conversions across the country, BJP national chief Amit Shah on Sunday claimed that the legislation in this direction will not

Metros

Delhi police reunites teen girl with her family

As part of its “Operation Milap,” the Delhi police’s crime branch has reunited a 17-year-old girl lodged at a children’s home with her family members.

Newsmakers

Most mammals pee in 21 seconds

All mammals larger than rats take roughly the same amount of time to urinate — 21 seconds regardless of their size, scientists say.

Sports

Boom Boom’ to quit ODIs after World Cup

Dashing Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced on Sunday he would retire from one-day cricket after next year’s World Cup but continue to play Twenty20 until 2016.

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