Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a launch of "Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana" in Ballia. (Photo: PTI)

Ministers gather to pay their respects at Hutatma Memorial on Sunday. (Photo: Debasish Dey)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the e-boat, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: PTI)

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Minister of State (IC) for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. -PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving memento during his visits at Assi Ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: PTI)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at a DRDO exhibition in Dehradun. (Photo: PTI)

President Barack Obama brings out actor Keegan-Michael Key from Key & Peele to play the part of "Luther. (Photo: AP)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shows victory sign after casting her vote. (Photo: PTI)

International

Goldsmith trails Pak-origin Sadiq Khan in mayor contest

Sadiq Khan, a Muslim legislator from Britain’s Opposition Labour party, is the strong favourite to win London’s mayoral election on Thursday after a bitter contest marked by religious tensions and acc

Business

Over half of export sectors still in red

Exports of over half of the 30 sectors closely monitored by the commerce ministry were in the negative zone in March due to a fall in global commodity prices amid tepid demand.

India

Modi got 1st class in MA, says Gujarat V-C

Amid the raging row over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational qualification, the Gujarat University on Sunday shared details of his MA degree, saying he scored 62.3 per cent as an external stude

Metros

Historians criticise move to stop sale of Bhagat Singh book

Delhi University’s decision to stop the sale and distribution of the Hindi translation of noted historian Bipan Chandra’s book, which refers to Bhagat Singh as a “revolutionary terrorist,” has been cr

Newsmakers

Kate Middleton graces cover of Vogue June edition

In her first fashion photoshoot, Kate Middleton has donned a casual cowgirl look in Vogue’s June edition to celebrate the fashion magazine’s 100th anniversary here.

Sports

IPL 9: Mumbai fight back to restrict Pune to 159/5

Harbhajan Singh & Ambati Rayudu were involved in a verbal spat after the latter’s attempt to stop a ball from going to the boundary ended in vain. Harbhajan made angry exclamations and gestured that Rayudu should have put in a better effort. In response, Rayudu shouted back at Harbhajan and the two men advanced towards each other. Better sense prevailed as Harbhajan hugged a visibly upset Rayudu. (Photo: BCCI)

Editorial

After Delhi, curb use of diesel across India

The Supreme Court order banning petrol and diesel engines in taxis, including Uber and Ola app-based cabs, and calling for an immediate compulsory switch to compressed natural gas in order to ply in t

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