26/11 plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi gets bail in Pakistan, India fuming

PM Narendra Modi in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday. — PTI

The ISRO’s GSLV-Mark III rocket lifts off on a test flight carrying the CARE crew module— PTI

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. — Pritam Bandyopadhyay

Upturned chairs and bloodstains on the floor at the Army-run school on Wednesday. AP

Members observe a two-minute silence in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday to pay tribute to the victims. PTI

Bodies of students who died in a Taliban attack in their school, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)

PM Modi speaks to Sharif, says India stands firmly with Pak in the fight against terrorism (Photo: PTI/DC)

International

US was at odds with world over Cuba policy

President Barack Obama’s decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realisation: Longstanding US policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds wi

Business

Power Finance Corporation Limited pledges toilets, pumps

In a major boost to school sanitation, Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) has pledged to build government school toilets in Andhra Prad-esh with a funding of Rs 123 crores.

India

As GSLV-MkIII soars, ISRO closer to manned flights

Inching closer to achieving its ambition of manned space flights, Isro successfully conducted the experimental launch of an unmanned crew module on board India’s latest generation launch vehicle, GSLV

Newsmakers

Rowling riddle: Was Snape a vampire?

Author J.K. Rowling has released a new riddle on her Harry Potter publishing website Pottermore which includes vampires and Professor Slughorn’s Christmas party.

Sports

Steve Smith proves to be (Bris)bane of India

Steve Smith again proved the elusive wicket for India as the new captain fashioned an Australian fightback on day two of the second Test on Thursday.

Editorial

A hostage crisis reckoner

After Sydney and Peshawar, there is a buzz in government about a policy to deal with a potential hostage situation.

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