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Commonwealth Games 2014: Sukhen Dey lifts gold as India march ahead

Sukhen Dey celebrates his gold in the 56kg men’s weightlifting event in Glasgow. PTI

Sukhen Dey stole the limelight by clinching a gold in the men’s 56kg weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the XXth Commonwealth Games with a flourish here on Thursday night.

Commonwealth Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra’s golden farewell

Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra celebrates on the podium after winning the men’s 10m air rifle final. AFP

Abhinav Bindra made his swansong at the Commonwealth Games a memorable one, winning a battle of nerves to bag the 10m air rifle gold medal, which had eluded him in four previous attempts.

Amethi palace sees drama as old family feud revived

An ugly family drama seen around two decades ago at Bhupati Bhavan, the royal palace of Amethi and home of Congress MP Sanjay Singh, had a replay on Friday.

Pakistan envoy is summoned over delays in 26/11 trial

India summoned Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Mansoor Ahmed Khan to the external affairs ministry on Friday to register its strong protest against the frequent adjournments of the trial of the 26

Congress unlikely to get LOP as A-G says ‘no’

The door appears to have been shut on the Congress’ demand for Leader of the Opposition status in the Lok Sabha.

26/11 trial adjournment: India summons Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner

A soldier takes cover as the Taj Mahal hotel burns during the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Photo: AP/file

India on Friday summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the adjournment of the ongoing Mumbai terror attack case trial in Pakistan.

Survivors of Air Algerie plane crash 'unlikely, even out of question': France

 television camera operator mounts a satellite dish on top of a van outside the Swiftair offices in Madrid, Spain. Photo: AP

France's transport minister said on Friday it was extremely unlikely, and even "out of the question", that any of the 116 people on board an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali had survived.

Commonwealth Games 2014:Sanjita Chanu and Mirabai Chanu launch medal rush

India's gold medalist Sanjita Khumukcham (Right) with her gold medal

Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a gold and silver respectively, in the women’s 48kg weightlifting to open India’s medal account on the opening day of the competition in the X

Commonwealth Games 2014:Unfit Mo Farah pulls out of Games

Mo Farah withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to  fitness concerns

The Commonwealth Games were dealt a huge blow on Thursday when England’s double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah announced he was withdrawing with fitness concerns.Farah, alongside Jamaican sprint

Algeria plane with 116 on board crashes

An Air Algerie plane prepares to land at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers

An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.There were few clear indications of what

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.