The Morning Wrap: Sunita Tomar Died In Poverty; 'Underwear' Thief Nabbed

06/04/2015 9:05 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An international artist was so upset with Kerala's labour unions that he destroyed some of his own art work and uploaded a film of the destruction on YouTube.

Actress and producer Poorna Jagannathan speaks out in a series of videos on the abuses she suffered as a child and young adult.

The chess world may revolve around Magnus Carlsen but India's own chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand now has a planet named for him.

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Prime Minister Modi said the judiciary should be cautious about delivering perception-driven verdicts, especially when perceptions were sourced from "five-star activists." It must have reminded at least some in the audience about his own long entanglement with the law.

Former Tamil Nadu agriculture minister S.S. Krishnamoorthy was arrested last night by his own government's police, weeks after being sacked over charges that his men had driven an agriculture department engineer to suicide.

Sunita Tomar may have been the face of India's anti-tobacco campaign, but the Union government did not financially help her and she died in penury at a Gwalior hospital, said her family.

Rahul Gandhi's 'holiday' will last a bit longer as the Congress' leadership change will take another six months.

The casualties of this year's swine flu epidemic in India have climbed to 2,123, the second highest since the record of 2700 in 2009-10.

CERN scientists restarted their "Big Bang" Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Sunday, after a two-year halt, in a bid to probe into the "dark universe" that they believe lies beyond our visible one.

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The cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh government is so desperate for new lines of revenue that it is now planning to revive the banned state-run Bhagyalakshmi lottery. This, days after it declared that it was monopolising the state's liquor supply.

Residents of a Bangalore locality helped the police nab a 23-year-old, who used to steal women's underwear and tear them up. He was nabbed from the rooftops from where he did most of the stealing.

Even as the world struggles to come to grips with the Germanwings pilot who fatally crashed a passenger plane, an Air India aircraft's cockpit witnessed a scuffle between a captain and his deputy at Jaipur on Sunday evening, just before an Airbus A-320 was to take off for Delhi.

An under-trial industrialist, apparently hospitalized under police protection, slipped out and attended a board of directors' meeting, proving that big bucks and big guts will get you anywhere in Jharkhand.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took a breather from internal-party squabbles and launched a refurbished helpline 1031 that not only lets people complain against graft but also trains them to conduct sting operations against corrupt officials.

The Afghan Taliban on Sunday published a descriptive biography of their "charismatic" supreme leader Mullah Omar--believed to be dead-- in a move apparently aimed at countering the creeping influence of the Islamic State group within insurgent ranks.


Parvathi Menon, in The Hindu, argues that the ISIS' ability to attract educated, British Muslim women from stable families hinges on latent social inequity in the UK.

Gwynne Dyer, in The Telegraph, cheers the esoteric debate among some scientists on whether the human race should make contact with extra-planetary aliens.

Manu Joseph, in The Hindustan Times, says that Modi's exhortation for an Indian 2024 Olympic bid is a moonshot for false pride.

Indulekha Aravind, in The Business Standard, notes that we ought to be grateful to ministers such as Giriraj Singh as they inadvertently expose India's racial prejudices.

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