This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. | AP

Arkansas conducts double execution in 17 years

Arkansas becomes the first U.S. state in 17 years to execute two people in the same day, as death row inmates Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are given the lethal injection.

Most of the shops close and public transport running as usual in Tiruchy (M K Ashok Kumar | EPS)

Tamil Nadu shuts down in support of drought-hit farmers

Opposition parties led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhaghan (DMK) have called for a state-wide shutdown in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

Nation

Injured jawans of Special Task Force being provided medical help after an encounter with Maoists in Pedmal forest in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Modi, politicians condemn Sukma Naxal attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with various top faces of the Indian polity have come out in condemnation of Sukma attack, the bloodiest Naxal ambush after Dantewada.

Sport

Veteran India all-rounder Irfan Pathan. | PTI File Photo

Irfan Pathan replaces Dwayne Bravo in Gujarat Lions

Irfan Pathan, who went unsold during the IPL auction, has been brought in as a replacement for Dwayne Bravo by Gujarat Lions for their remaining seven matches in the 2017 IPL.

Other

Attack on Afghan Army base in Shaheen Base Headquarter kills 140

At least 10 militants disguised as army personnel on Friday sneaked in at 209 Shaheen Base Headquarters in Mazar-e-Sharif city, opening fire on unarmed and unsuspecting soldiers as they prayed.

Entertainment

Aamir hails from a family of freedom fighters. His great grandfather was eminent freedom fighter and philosopher Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The actor has named his youngest son Azad Rao Khan after his great grandfather. PTI

Aamir Khan receives Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for Dangal

In the presence of the legendary songstress Lata Mangeshkar, the 'PK' star was presented the prestigious Vishesh Puraskar for his film 'Dangal', by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.