The Morning Wrap: Pachauri Accuser Felt 'Broken'; Sweeper Turns Surgeon

26/02/2015 8:43 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Director General of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) R.K. Pachauri addresses mediapersons in New Delhi on January 23, 2010. The head of the UN's climate science panel said January 23 that a doomsday prediction about the fate of Himalayan glaciers was 'a regrettable error.' Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in an emailed statement to media outlets that the mistake arose out of 'established procedures not being diligently followed.' AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Kicking off a political storm, the Chhattisgarh government has made a concession to allow government servants to join the RSS and participate in its activities. Existing rules in Chattisgarh and almost everywhere, restrict serving state and central government employees from taking part in politics.

Though Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is unlikely to hike fares, he will resist the temptation for big-ticket announcements and opt for innovative ways to fund infrastructure projects, when he presents the rail budget on Thursday.

From May 3, subscribers will be able to retain the same mobile number on relocating to anywhere in India, according to amendments effected by the The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on mobile-number-portability (MNP) regulations on Wednesday.

Making good its prime electoral freebie to Delhi voters, the Aam Admi Party government on Wednesday said it would slash power tariff by 50 per cent for those households which consume up to 400 units per month and provide 20,000 litres of free water to every household. However, it still hasn't explained how this would be paid for.

Nuclear power generation In India has more than doubled in the last six years while the capacity utilisation of nuclear reactors in country has increased from about 50 percent to 83 percent, with the government emphasising that "it was the result of the fruition of international cooperation in the field of nuclear energy."

The woman who made sexual allegations against TERI chief RK Pachauri says she's determined to fight, had felt "broken" and "helpless" and didn't feel reassured about support within the organisation.

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A sweeper in Orissa turned surgeon after helping a woman delivered a baby in Orissa. While he faces disciplinary action, he said he had only assisted another nurse in the operation, as the concerned surgeon was unavailable.

The European Union has directed its diplomats in Delhi to install air purifiers at home and office to reduce exposure to pollution.

After Narendra Modi and Manmohan Singh, it's Amitabh Bachchan's turn to face a lawsuit from the New York-based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). The group alleges that Bachchan instigated violence against the Sikh community by raising "blood for blood" slogans after Indira Gandhi's assassination by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.

Astronomers today announced their discovery of a black hole so ancient and massive that they are calling it a "monster" whose existence they cannot explain through their current theories of how these objects form.

Trinamul's Swapan Ghosh became the first, ruling-party MLA to stage a protest against his own party in the state Assembly. He was protesting the alleged diversion of funds by the party-run Suri municipality from a centrally sponsored water project.

Udham Singh, an under-trial in Uttar Pradesh, has demanded a bulletproof jacket each time he appears before the judge, after another gangster, Vicky Tyagi was murdered inside a Muzaffarnagar courtroom. He alleged that an officer of the state's Special Task Force was plotting to kill him because Singh had married the officer's ex-wife.

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Satish Nandgaonkar says in The Hindu that ridiculous as Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani's morality play may be, he is only following guidelines formulated by the government years ago.

Sharad Yadav, in The Indian Express, argues that opening up the coal sector to private players will soon lead to high electricity charges.

Rajiv Kumar and Geetima Das Krishna, say in Mint, that government calculations of the revenue it has foregone is vastly misunderstood.

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