The Morning Wrap: CBI Closes Cases Against Niira Radia; SEBI Charges Murugappa Chief With Insider Trading

22/05/2015 9:11 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks at the function to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Mumbai on May 24, 2013. SEBI is the regulator for the securities market in India and was officially established by The Government of India in the year 1992. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Greenpeace India on Thursday said it will keep operating in the country till June, as its staff was willing to work without pay to ensure that the NGO doesn't "disappear completely" in the next few weeks.

A 33-year-old American woman has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for pushing an Indian man to death in front of a subway train in an attack apparently motivated by religious animus.

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Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia can breathe easy with the CBI set to close all cases against her for lack of evidence.

Amid a public outrage, the Mumbai Police booked leading diamond conglomerate Hare Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday for discrimination and denying a young man a job because he was a Muslim.

In a candid admission that India would stop at nothing to do what it thinks is best to secure its borders, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that India would not shy from using a "terrorist to take out a terrorist".

The BCCI's anti-corruption unit has come up with a list of 'protocol violations' involving players across IPL teams. These include, a party hosted by Preity Zinta for KXIP on a yacht owned by individuals on the ICC's anti-corruption scanner, a woman who spent the night in the room of a CSK player, a dinner hosted for KKR by Shah Rukh Khan's friend without permission.

Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has charged A Vellayan, Chairman of the Chennai-based Murugappa Group, and three others with insider trading.

Modi's numerous foreign trips abroad may be to burnish India's prestige but The Telegraph finds that the external affairs ministry doesn't have enough money to back Modi's generous financial commitments to other leaders whether Mongolia or Mauritius.

The Supreme Court today agreed to look into Subramanian Swamy's legal complaint that penal provisions were being used to construe many of his remarks as 'hate speeches' and ultimately used to harass him.

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For all that clamour for a 'corruption-free' India, a survey has found that as many as 66% of businesses in the country believe that some form of bribery is acceptable, in spite of increased regulatory actions.

Mamata Banerjee made an unprecedented sartorial decision to skip her trademark blue-border saree for a saffron one, which many political watchers now construe as a sign of closeness to Modi.

A Mirage 2000 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force touched down and took off on Thursday morning on a public highway that connects Delhi with Agra. The Defence Minister said this was to test 'war preparedness.'

A six-pack may be great for your sex appeal but for Dharmendra Limbani (22), an agriculture worker, it is a life-saver as his six-pack is going to substitute for his diaphragm, the muscle that helps the lung expand and contract. Limbani's diaphragm is significantly damaged by cancer.


Swapan Dasgupta, in The Telegraph, says that India ought to become a little more demonstrative in asserting its strategic and civilizational centrality in South Asia.

Criticizing the untimely transfer of the Director General of Delhi's National Museum, Naman Ahuja says in The Hindu that the role of the museum and its director continue to be misunderstood by governments.

Anita Joshua says that for all of Modi's previous digs at Manmohan Singh for being a 'silent' PM, Modi himself rarely attends Parliament much.

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