A policeman keeps watch as followers leave the ashram of self-styled “godman” Rampal in Hisar, Haryana, on Wednesday. — AFP

Five Indian fishermen freed after Mahinda Rajapaksa’s pardon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter fan base crosses 8 million. Photo: AP

Senior CBI officer a mole, Ranjit Sinha tells Supreme Court

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a performer during a traditional welcome ceremony at Suva in Fiji on Wednesday. — PTI

Sant Rampal supporters are drenched in water as the police uses water cannon to disperse them outside Satlok Ashram. — PTI

PM Modi presents a gift to Australian PM Tony Abbott at a reception held by Mr Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket Ground— AP

BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel (L), ICC Chairman N Srinivasan (C) and BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya.-PTI

International

Climate change fight gets $9.3 billion boost

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4bn euros) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10 billion target.

India

Maharashra CM to meet PM Modi over drought aid

Maharashra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month to apprise him on the drought in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions and urge for Central assistance.

Sports

K L Rahul unfazed by Australia challenge

“A little bit nervous, but excited,” said K.L. Rahul on the eve of embarking on a challenging Australia tour, a first trip with the Indian team for the talented Karnataka batsman.

Editorial

Throw law book at ‘godman’

Ham-handed police action had spun the situation created by a “godman” and his acolytes in a Haryana ashram into a full-blown crisis.

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