The Morning Wrap: BCCI Boss Hives CSK Off India Cements, Cyber Attacks On Govt

12/02/2015 9:25 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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A day after their resounding win in the Delhi assembly elections, Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and raised the demand for full statehood for Delhi and control over the Delhi Police.

Cyber attacks on Indian government establishments more than quadrupled between 2011 and 2014. More worryingly, the government has at the same time admitted that it has been unable to nail the people behind these.

Beleaguered BCCI boss N Srinivasan wants to hold on to his post so badly that he has agreed to hive off his cement business from his IPL cricket team. Following a Supreme Court decision, the Chennai Super Kings will for the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) become an IPL team owned by public shareholders.

Stung, perhaps, by the Delhi polls, the Modi government may crimp some of the reforms announced in last year's July Budget and continue with the UPA regime's policy of controlling urea prices, giving more subsidised cylinders and keeping kerosene within the public distribution system (PDS).

Sureshbhai Patel, a 57-year-old Indian visiting the US to help his son and daughter-in-law with their 17-month-old child, was roughed up, shoved to the ground, and cuffed by the Alabama police on suspicion of loitering. Though the officer involved has been suspended, Patel has been temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized for surgery.

The Income Tax department has issued notices to the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and 48 other entities seeking information about the donations made by "non-genuine" companies. The notices were issued on February 9, a day before AAP posted its comprehensive victory in the Delhi assembly elections.

In a fresh hurdle to SpiceJet's recovery, Irish aircraft lessor Babcock and Brown Aircraft Management has asked the airlines to return six Boeing B737 aircraft and pay off $100 million (Rs 600 crore) to cover several months of unpaid rent and maintenance costs. The Business Standard reports that though SpiceJet trying to negotiate afresh, Babcock and Brown had informed the airline it was not willing to do any further business.


Off The Front Page


A temple dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the outskirts of Rajkot is all set to be "inaugurated" on Sunday. The temple with an idol of Modi in the sanctum has been built by a group of BJP supporters.

A man, whose son was kidnapped, turned detective and garnered CCTV evidence to convince cops in Bangalore of his neighbour's involvement in the crime.

Kiran Bedi, now that she has enough time on her hands, has started to practice the political art of blame games after insinuating that a "fatwa" by Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, may have led to her defeat in her Krishna Nagar constituency of East Delhi.

Five superfast trains were delayed by more than two hours between Bareilly and Delhi after a gateman near the Bilpur railway station dozed off and failed to coordinate necessary signals.

By 2017, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are moving to completely eliminate references of their shared political and cultural history in the states' school curriculum

A five-member gang in Tamil Nadu was apprehended after trying to sell a '10 lakh USD currency note,' for Rs 3 crore.


Opinion


Suhas Palshikar says in The Indian Express that the BJP's performance in the Delhi polls might compel the party "...to make up its mind on whether it wants to sweep its Hindutva fringe under the carpet of developmental rhetoric or re-adopt Hindutva as an article of faith and weapon of social mobilisation..."

Hari Narayan in The Hindu says that "...satire needs to be premised on not just liberty but also equality and fraternity (and) a culture that includes the right to offend the "other" also needs to understand the "other..."

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