The Morning Wrap: SC Bans Pics Of Ministers On Govt Ads; CEO Yadav Donates Rs 200-Crore Stake in Company To Employees

14/05/2015 9:05 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Data scientists at Facebook analysed 10.1 million accounts to determine whether the company’s algorithms played a role in determining how often people were exposed to political views different from their own. It turns out that the algorithms weren’t as important as people’s own tendency to ‘filter’ out ideas they didn’t want to hear. Critics of Facebook, however, don’t believe that.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a tough task as he meets the Chinese leadership during his three-day visit to China from tomorrow, as he discusses trade, the contentious border with Arunachal Pradesh and China's plans for infrastructure projects in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Why is an Indian actress named Priyanka Chopra playing an American FBI agent named Alex Parrish, you might ask? And what is with that accent?

Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a bus in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least 43 people, police said, in the latest attack directed against religious minorities this year.

A boat crammed with more than 500 refugees—largely from Burma and Bangladesh-- was found on Wednesday off the coast of Penang island in Malaysia. This reflects the thousands of Bangladeshis and Rohingya minority are desperately trying to reach land after being abandoned by their human traffickers.

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The Supreme Court has ruled that government advertisements can’t feature photographs of chief ministers, ministers and governors tom-tomming achievements, though an exception has been made for the President, the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India.

Greenpeace campaigner Priya Pillai’s determined stance contesting the Indian government’s ruling to restrict her foreign travel has paid off, after the Indian government formally notified her that she was free to travel anywhere for whatever purpose. This was two months after the Delhi High Court ruled in her favour.

Days after the Lok Sabha cleared it, Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the black money bill, which imposes stringent penalties on tax defaulters.

While prohibiting employment of children below the age of 14, the Centre decided Wednesday to let them work in family enterprises and in the audio-visual entertainment industry, except the circus, provided their school education is not affected.

In a giant U-turn on one of its key poll-promises, the BJP-led government has stuck to the policy put in place by the UPA of letting foreign retailers own 51 per cent stake in multi-brand retail outlets in the country.

Here’s why the brick-brandishing Delhi constable will never see a promotion. To combat sex crimes against women, the Union home ministry has asked all states to make promotions in the police conditional upon their attitude to women and to take strict action on cases of gender insensitivity.

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Reports from South Korea suggest that North Korea supremo Kim Jong Un executed his defence chief, for being frequently insubordinate and dozing off at a military event, by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range.

Barely a week after withdrawing his temperamental resignation, chief executive Rahul Yadav decided on Wednesday to allot all his personal holding in the company worth Rs 150-200 crore to the employees.

Cops in Uttar Pradesh are so scared of kidnappers who live in the Chambal ravines that they accompanied members of a family to the spot where the kidnappers had demanded the ransom be paid, waited in fear as the Rs 5 lakh ransom exchanged hands, and then returned to their police station to announce the case was solved.

Trinamul MP Derek O Brien raised an unprecedented objection to ‘black money’ by terming it as a racist epithet.


Ritu Kumar, in The Hindustan Times, says that to sustain India’s unique weaving traditions handloom products must be marketed to niche clients, who appreciate the value of handmade products and are willing to pay a premium for them.

Sanjib Baruah, in The Indian Express, says that political conflicts in Nagaland that involve the Centre often remain unsolved because “…there is an unfortunate tendency in India to reduce Naga political personalities to their tribal origins, and not to take their ideological commitments seriously…”

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