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Rakesh Sood.

Though no stranger to India, Ashraf Ghani will now be under scrutiny for what he says about how he visualises India-Afghanistan relations.

Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of Guardian. File photo.

"Climate change poses an existential threat to the species and we haven’t got long to do something about it."

Illustration: Satwik Gade

A bill for juvenile injustice

Kanimozhi Karunanidhi

The Cabinet’s nod to amendments in the Juvenile Justice Bill would be in conflict with evidence-based social policy.

Members of the transgender community celebrate the passage of the bill in Bhubaneshwar.

Private member's Bill passed

RS passes Bill on transgender rights

The bill, moved by DMK member Tiruchi Siva, is the first private members bill to be passed in 46 years.

A view of the Rajya Sabha proceedings in New Delhi.

Crop insurance should be a responsibility of the Centre and state governments.

The GST Council will consist of the Union Finance Minister (as Chairman), the Union Minister of State in charge of revenue or Finance, and the Minister in charge of Finance or Taxation or any other, nominated by each State government.

The Bill’s enactment would lead to a "win-win" situation for both the Centre and the states: Arun Jaitley.

File photo of CPI(M) leader P. Rajeeve, whose Rajya Sabha term recently ended.

Arun Jaitley asks new CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury to get Mr. Rajeeve elected again to the RS.

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Protest may lead to traffic snarls in Bengaluru on Tuesday

Vishwa Kundapura

Rajya Sabha MP and CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury is expected to address the gathering at Freedom Park, Bengaluru.

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The Friday market in Pallavaram is nearly 180 years old. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
Vintage cars on display at the Gedee Car Museum in Coimbatore on Saturday and (right) G.D. Gopal, Managing Trustee of G.D. Naidu Charities.- Photos: S. Siva Saravanan
Picture shows residents of Mayur Vihar extention coming out of their apartments soon after an earthquake in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
Tourists from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, who were evacuated from Kathamandu on Sunday seen waiting outside the TS/AP Bhavan in New Delhi for their onward journey to respective places. Photo: By Arrangment
Begging has been on the rise in the city despite a ban in place. A scene from near Ernakulam Junction Railway Station. -Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Sitaram Yechury says
the CPI(M) has been
able to sustain itself
despite the murder of
many workers.
The place in the Vaigai river in the city where Lord Kallazhagar is set to enter being readied. — Photo: S. James
The Immaculate Conception Church which celebrated its post-centenary golden jubilee at Urwa in Mangaluru.— Photo: H.S. Manjunath
The Pakistan nationals
who were held with
drugs last week.
Rare opportunity:Students of PSBB Millennium School, who returned enriched after their visit to NASA talk enthusiastically about it. (Right) The students and teacher pose in front of the NASA Kennedy Space Centre.— Photos: S.S. Kumar
PROMOTING ART:(From left) Former Education Minister M.A. Baby, film-maker Girish Kasaravalli, and Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar at the Manaveeyam Veedhi festival in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. —Photo: S. Gopakumar
Carpet being provided on the steps of Rockfort Uchi Pillayar temple in Tiruchi on Friday.— PHOTO: B. VELANKANNI RAJ
T. Bharath Kumar after reaching the Everest Base Camp on Sunday afternoon.- Photo: By Arrangement
Volunteers of Swecha painting the No. 48 bus shelter near RTC Complex in Viskahapatnam on Sunday.
People stand in a queue to get drinking water from a tanker at an open ground after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Make your penny count

Sangeetha Devi Dundoo

Both government and private players have begun mobilising funds and material for relief work in quake-affected Nepal.

A bride showcasing Jenjum Gadi's collection and actors Narain and Nadhiya who were showstoppers. Photo: Special Arrangement

Here comes the bride

Priyanka Rajagopalan and Mitali Jain

Madras Bridal Fashion Show saw the marriage of bridal wear and innovation featuring collections from Kirtilal and other designers.

Workshop in session and Aparna Raman. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan

When children write

Parshathy J. Nath

Aparna Raman says she wants to build up a data base of stories written entirely by children throughout the world.

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Bats use their brains similar to humans do when they communcate with one another and when hunting for prey. These bats were photographed near Mangaluru, Karnataka. — Photo: H.S. Manjunath

Bats use brain just like humans: study


The study paves the way to better understanding human language disorders and improving computer speech recognition.

Milky Way

Astronomers find 11 runaway galaxies


An object is a runaway if it’s moving faster than escape velocity, which means it will depart its home never to return.

A human embryo with DNA stained blue. A new study suggests that endogenous retroviruses may even assist in human development.


'Ancient viruses, once foes, may now serve as friends'

Carl Zimmer

They possibly assist us by guiding embryonic development.

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