Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. AP

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan in Mumbai on Tuesday. — PTI

The Prime Minister signs autographs for children in Washington DC on Tuesday. — PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC on Tuesday. — PTI

O. Panneerselvam after taking the oath as CM of Tamil Nadu on Monday. — PTI

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India's Gold medalist Seema Punia stands on the podium during the medal ceremony. (Photo: AP)

International

Ashraf Ghani signs troops pact with US

Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country in 2015, signalling that new President Ashraf Ghani intends to mend frayed ties with Washingto

India

Sumitra Mahajan for elderly care schemes

The Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday advocated introduction of a scheme to ensure that the elderly get nutritious food on the lines Mid-Day Meal scheme run by the government under ICDS

Metros

After Diwali, Congress to shift focus online

To counter the Aam Aadmi Party’s social media outreach, information technology unit of the Delhi Congress is all set to launch workshops in each of the 70 Assembly segments in the national capital aft

Newsmakers

Auction house Sotheby’s announces first Asia week

International auction house Sotheby’s will launch its first “India and Islamic Week” in London, a high profile series of public exhibitions that will feature works never offered before, including pain

Sports

CLT20: Exciting contest in the offing as CSK face KXIP

A keen battle is on the cards when IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash in the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium here on

Editorial

Modi’s US visit carries promise

The joint editorial written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama for the Washington Post is emblematic. It neatly sums up the sentiment underlying the just concluded official visit of the Indian Prime Minister to the United States.

Bollywood

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Hollywood

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Parties

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Dining

From masala chhole samosa and...

Between 2 pm on October 1 and 10.30 am on October 2, Central government offices in New Delhi remained closed. Why? Because Prime Minister Narendra Modi, concerned about widespread filth in India, is “launching” the nation-wide “Swachchh Bharat” (Clean India) campaign today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian diaspora in New York with a grand promise: “India will touch new heights.” The crowd of 20,000 Americans of Indian origin erupted in re