Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI)

Holy men chant religious slogans as the first batch of Amarnath pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra. (Photo: PTI)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI)

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Indrani Mukerjea's driver Shyamvar Rai (Photo: PTI)

The cloudburst brought over 100 mm rains in two hours in a region of 50 sq km, affecting several villages. (Photo: Twitter)

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Pope Benedict reveals how he stopped Vatican ‘gay lobby’

Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian daily reported on Friday.


Factory growth at 3-month high

Supported by a stronger increase in new business orders, the activity in India’s manufacturing sector rose to a three-month high in June, as revealed by the widely tracked Nikkei Purcha-sing Managers'


PM Modi to visit 4 African nations from July 7-11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day visit to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, beginning July 7, to deepen India’s engagement with the resource-rich African continent wh


Delhi BJP condemns tweet by Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi BJP has condemned chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for tweeting against an advertisement “issued in national interest” claiming that such advertisements will help bring investments to Delhi.

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Echoes of a ghost town

It would have remained a Thursday encumbered by the plight of laziness if my mother, with whom I share a penchant for tales of spirits and ...

Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office and embarked on his world tours, being a member of the country’s oldest and longest-ruling party, the Congress, hasn’t been much fun.

In any civilised country, Yogi Adityanath would have been in jail, or at least facing serious hate speech charges that the authorities would pursue with diligence.