The Morning Wrap: Private Agency Says Monsoon To be Normal, RBI Governor Rajan Gets 'ISIS' Death Threat

17/04/2015 9:05 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan listens to a question from a journalist during a news conference at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. India's central bank surprised many Wednesday by keeping its key interest rate unchanged despite the worrying rise in inflation. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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Though international agencies have earlier warned of a weak Indian monsoon, private Delhi-based weather forecaster Skymet said this was unlikely and India may actually end up with slightly more rain than normal.

Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Masarat Alam were put under house arrest on Thursday to prevent them from leading a rally on Friday to Tral, where a 24-year-old was shot dead by the Army on Monday. The police have registered a case against Mr. Geelani, Mr. Alam and Peer Saiffulah for hoisting the Pakistani flag at a rally on Wednesday.

The government has imposed a five-day ban on English news channel Al Jazeera for repeatedly showing a map of India, depicting parts of Kashmir in Pakistan.

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and all-rounder Ravi Shastri are the leading candidates to replace Duncan Fletcher as the new coach of the Indian cricket team.

Nearly one lakh pre-matriculation students from various minority communities of Jharkhand have been unable to access Centre-sponsored scholarships in the 2013-14 fiscal, mostly due to government apathy.

Haryana's 'special status cabinet-rank' Yoga ambassador Baba Ramdev's company is among the biggest domestic buyers of red sanders in the country, the sandalwood that has been at the centre of several smuggling operations and most recently, claimed the lives of tribal woodcutters.

Off The Front Page

Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan has received a death-threat from an email-id with ostensible links to Islamic State militants.

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The Supreme Court has said artistic freedom cannot condone the use of abusive language, especially if it involves Mahatma Gandhi.

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Sankar Ramamurthy, in The Indian Express, says that the Satyam accounting scandal underlines the need to remind public accountants that the profession has a strong ethical dimension.

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