Nitin Gadkari (right) greets Maharashtra chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI

BJP President Amit Shah with Maharashtra Chief Minister- designate Devendra Fadnavis after a meeting in New Delhi. PTI

British defence secretary Michael Fallon (centre) speaks with military officers as he visits the India Gate war memorial. -AP

Smriti Irani meets RSS leaders on changes in textbooks

Attorney General Mukul Rohatagi addressing the media outside the Supreme Court after a hearing on the black money case -PTI

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung holding the traditional 'pankha' along with office bearers of Anjuman Sair-e-Gulfaroshan -PTI

200 VIPs on grand stage at Wankhede Stadium tomorrow

Maha BJP president Devendra Fadnavis leaves after BJP legislature party meeting elected him as party’s CM candidate— PTI

International

Communist rule ‘fundamental’ to rule of law

Communist power is a “fundamental requirement” to ensure the rule of law in China, a party official said Thursday, days after a meeting of the organisation’s top leaders in Beijing.

India

Arvind Mayaram shifted again in two weeks

Former finance secretary Arvind Mayaram, who was shunted to the tourism ministry a fortnight ago for allegedly being close to leaders of the previous UPA government, has again been transferred, this t

Newsmakers

United States bid to get Roman Polanski extradited fails again

The United States attempted to have film director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences when he travelled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, the Polish government confirmed Thursday.

Sports

K.L. Rahul and Robin Uthappa put South on top

What the Central Zone batsmen could not do on the opening day, South Zone did in laying the foundation for a sizeable score on Day Two of the Duleep Trophy final at the Kotla here on Thursday.

Editorial

The ghosts of 1971

The clashes on Thursday between Islamists and the police in several parts of Bangladesh, which were part of a nationwide strike to protest against the death sentence handed down to their leader, Matiu

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Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.