Morning Wrap: Amul To Sell Camel Milk; Centre May Clip RBI Powers To Regulate Bonds

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An Indian camel and her foal rest in the village of Solaiya in Gandhinagar district, some 55kms. from Ahmedabad on April 16, 2012. Ranchodbhai and his brothers own some two dozen camels and earn their living by selling their milk. The Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) or Amul is said to be considering marketing camel milk which is high in nutrition and low in fat. The proposed dairy venture will also provide an alternative method of generating incomes in rural areas of the western Indian state of Gujarat AFP PHOTO/Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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In what may be an unprecedented clipping of powers, India plans to strip the Reserve Bank of India of authority to regulate government bonds.

Four years after the Comptroller and Auditor General found irregularities in the 2005 Antrix-Devas agreement worth Rs.1,000 crore, the CBI has finally registered a case against Devas Multimedia Private Limited, the then Antrix Corporation Limited executive director and others for allegedly favouring an ineligible company in the deal.

Data from the National Sample Survey Organisation shows that that there are significant differences in the quality and quantity of food consumed by India's Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Castes (SC) households, compared to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and forward castes.

Cracking the whip on those littering on railway platforms and tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday has announced the most stringent fine yet, of Rs 5,000, on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste on the platforms and tracks.

Mounting pressure from party volunteers outside Delhi and a looming party meet may have forced AAP chief and CM Arvind Kejriwal's hand on going national but, The Hindustan Times reports, the infighting is far from over.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, who's usually been fiercely opposed to taking help from the CBI, has agreed to "fully cooperate" with the agency to probe the Ranaghat gang rape.

Amidst raging controversy on Jammu and Kashmir government's alleged 'pro-separatist' moves, BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party would not compromise on national interest and could end its alliance with the PDP, if the "Kashmir issue" is not solved.

For more than seven months, the country's premier farm research institute has not had a full-time director, with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) claiming that none of the interviewed candidates were "suitable for the post in question".

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The Solar Impulse 2 may go on to circumnavigate the earth but it barely got past the customs department in Ahmedabad, enroute to Varanasi.

The Delhi Government today slapped a show cause notice to Ryan International school and ordered a probe against it following reports that its management had asked teachers and students to take membership in the BJP.

Indian American Ketaki Desai recounts the ubiquity of being molested in India and says it will be a while before the country's society addresses this.

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The number of people registered for an Aadhaar identification number in Delhi outstrips its population by over 27%, raising questions about the efficacy of the controversial biometric registration process.

Speaker Dinesh Oraon of the Bengal Assembly is upset that several key decisions he took in the privacy of his chamber in the state Assembly over a month were leaked even before formal communications were issued.

The zeal, of a municipality worker in Gujarat, to take on politicians on corruption backfired after it emerged that he himself had gotten his job, 24 years ago, on the basis of a fake caste certificate.

India's anti-hijack response system went into high alert after a passenger aircraft flying to Delhi lost contact with the air traffic control towers. Given the several ominous possibilities, a Mirage 2000 fighter was scrambled from Gwalior and it later emerged that the confusion was due to malfunctioning radio contact.

Camel milk, noted for its high insulin and vitamin content, might be the next packaged product that is set to arrive on your breakfast table after Amul has announced plans to market it later this year.

Opinion


Kanak Mani Dixit, says in The Hindu, that the best way to aid the ongoing writing of a new constitution in Nepal is to promulgate one that confirms a democratic, federal, non-denominational Republic of Nepal, while leaving the matter of federal arrangement to parliament or to a credible, high-level commission.

Mukul Kesavan, in The Telegraph, says that contrary to the assertions of political rivals, Kejriwal has been fairly consistent and frequently dispenses with opponents who don't fit with his evolving political preferences.

Ashwini Deshpande, in The Indian Express, says that Delhi's radio jockeys often end up providing a platform for the public display of the" basest, meanest instincts of the city's middle class."

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