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80-year-old man jailed for acid attack on teen ex-lover

(Photo: PTI)

An 80-year-old Pakistani-origin man in the UK was on Friday jailed to 18 years for masterminding a horrific acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend after she jilted him.

Indian-American Richard Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

US President Barack Obama with US Ambassador to India-designate Richard Rahul Verma at the White House (Photo: AP)

Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Market recovers modestly on late buying, sensex up 21 points


Sensex opened lower at 27,136.28 before ending the week at 27,371.8

Saina Nehwal storms into semi-finals

Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semi-finals, while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World

Umesh Yadav rues bowling bouncers

Umesh Yadav

Pacer Umesh Yadav on Friday conceded that the Indian bowlers have gone awry with their plans, sending down too many short balls that allowed the Australian tailenders to stage a comeback and pile up a

Ton-up Steve Smith lauds Australia’s lower order batsmen

The 25-year-old batsman is proving to be a nemesis for Team India as he has been dismissed only once in the three innings. BCCI

Australia skipper Steve Smith said he was delighted that his side could push their first innings’ total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second cricket Test against India.

Chargesheet against 3 in Bodh Gaya blasts

A court in Patna on Friday framed charges against three people, including Haider Ali alias “black beauty”, for allegedly being involved in Bodhgaya serial blasts.

Gandhian Chunibhai Vaidya dead

Gandhian and land rights crusader Chunibhai Vaidya died here on Friday due to age-related problems.

‘Attack may not change Pak’s ties with terror groups’

The terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar that shocked the entire world is unlikely to change Paki-stan’s policy of strategic ties with terrorist outfits like the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, an American exp

Mount Sinjar siege broken, claim Kurds

70% of area liberated, say Peshmerga

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster woman, Smriti Irani, has been made the Union human resources development minister, she has been embroiled in controversies.

India’s retail sector is a potpourri of formats.