India's Sakshi Malik with silver medal after medal ceremony of the women's Freestyle Wrestling 56kg final

India's Vijender Vijender celebrates victory against Trinidad and Tobago's Aaron Prince

US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures upon his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Wednesday. -PTI

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday. -PTI

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda greeting the state's new Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki at Raj Bhawan -PTI

India's wrestling medalists Sushil Kumar, Vinesh, Amit Kumar and Rajiv Tomar with medals

India's Bronze medalist Lajja Gauswami after the medal ceremony of the 50m Rifle 3 Positions women

Bronze medalist Chandrakant Dadu Mali of India, right, during the medal ceremony for the men's 94kg weightlifting competition

International

UN outrage leads to 4-hour lull

Israel was on Wednesday observing a four-hour lull in Gaza several hours after a deadly strike on a school killed 16, drawing a furious response from a UN refugee agency.

Business

Murugappa merges Parry Phyto with EID Parry

Sugar major EID Parry India Ltd has decided to merge its wholly owned subsidiary, Parry Phytoremedies Private Limited with the company retrospectively from April 1, 2014.

India

Pankaja Munde may not contest Lok Sabha seat

BJP MLA and daughter of late leader Gopinath Munde, Pankaja is said to not be keen on contesting the Lok Sabha seat Beed vacated after death of her father.

Metros

Baby meets sad end in freak mishap

In a gruesome accident, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, identified as Dev, died after he fell into a big pot of boiling sugar syrup outside a sweet shop in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri.A speeding battery-op

Newsmakers

New simple blood test for all cancers

British researchers have developed a simple blood test that may be used to diagnose all types of cancer and can eliminate the need for costly and unnecessary invasive procedures such as biopsies.

Sports

India vs England 3rd Test: Moeen Ali powers England to series leveling win

A listless India crashed to a humiliating 266-run defeat against England in the third cricket Test after an abject batting surrender allowed the hosts to level the five-match series 1-1 today.

Editorial

Natwar’s grudge report is just that

The genre of writing by persons once close to centres of power, but subsequently estranged, is hardly new. Looking back in time, we may think of illustrious Persian poet Firdousi and his Shah-e-Nama in which he tried to get even with his master, Mahmud of Ghazni. In less recent times, in India, we had M.O. Mathai. More recently, we had Sanjaya Baru. And now there is K. Natwar Singh.

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