India's Suresh Raina celebrates getting 100 runs not out, during their ODI cricket match against England

Centre may remove Najeeb Jung as Delhi Lieutenant-Governor

Lalit Modi gets back passport, can return

IMF chief Christine Lagarde faces charges in graft case, won’t quit now

An apartment, hit by an Israeli airstrike overnight, stands perilously in Gaza City on Tuesday. — AFP

BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi who were dropped from BJP's Parliamentary Board on Tuesday. -PTI

Sheila Dikshit at a press conference after resigning as Kerala governor in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI

Smoke rise from an explosion following an Israeli air strike on the house of Nafez Azzam, a leader for Islamic Jihad -AP

International

ISIS kills soldiers, takes hostages in Syria

Islamic State militants, formerly known as ISIS, have executed Syrian Army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an airbase in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on soc

Newsmakers

Matt Damon takes ice bucket challenge with toilet water

Matt Damon took the ice bucket challenge, but with a twist — by pouring toilet water over himself because he does not want to promote wastage of water.

Sports

Suresh Raina terms Cardiff hundred as satisfying and special

His match-winning century earned India a 133-run win in the second ODI against England and Suresh Raina said it was a special innings as it helped the visitors break their losing streak.

Editorial

Bypolls: Small change but no trend yet

The voter is a fickle animal. But knowing this can give the BJP little comfort. Weeks after crushing defeats in byelections for three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand (and in subsequent panchayat elections in the state), the saffron party has tasted sharp defeats in Assembly byelections in Bihar, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, while in Punjab its ally Akali Dal was unable to upstage the Congress.

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If elections come, can conspiracy theories be far behind? With bypolls around the corner, Uttar Pradesh is abuzz with talk of a sinister plot of young Hindu women being tricked into marriage by Muslim men, and made to convert to Islam. Over the past week there has been a flood of reports about “love jihad”.

Peace is at the best of times a tenuous proposition in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even as the world hopes the new indefinite ceasefire that has brought 50 days of bloodshed to an end will last, the real causes of the conflict have been put to the side, rather than resolved.