The Morning Wrap: PMO Orders Probe Into 'Flying Objects' Near Mumbai; Former TRAI Chairman Claims Manmohan Asked Him To Go Along On 2G

26/05/2015 9:19 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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In a self-published tell-all book, former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Pradip Baijal has alleged that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned him of "harm" if he didn't cooperate in the 2G case.

Two Indian women figure among scores of foreign nationals with Swiss bank accounts whose names have been made public by Switzerland in its official gazette for being probed in their respective countries.

Earthquake specialists have said that the Nepal earthquakes may have transferred some stress to nearby areas including the Bihar-Nepal border, pushing them closer to their own breaking points.

Dissent within India’s film certification board is churning out a pulsating script of its own after members opposed to “dictatorial” chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, said they planned to "review" all the cuts made to the 30-odd Bollywood films certified since January after Nihalani took over.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar's comment last week advocating New Delhi employ its own "terrorists" to counter terrorism has triggered unease in India as well as Pakistan.

For an economy that is ostensibly on the mend, an almost flat demand curve for electricity — a key indicator of whether an industrial revival is underway — and a mounting list of 57 thermal power units across the country that are shut down due to lack of demand despite the onset of peak summer, belies an industrial revival story.

Off The Front Page


A Hindu outfit in Chennai hijacked the wedding ceremony of a Christian Filipino woman getting married to a Hindu man, as a stellar example of ‘ghar waapsi.’ The Filipino had chosen to convert to Hinduism for rituals’ sake.

A slew of authorities under directions from the Prime Minister’s Office, are investigating reports of “mysterious flying objects” first spotted by a Jet Airways pilot near Mumbai.

Taking a cue from the Aamir Khan starrer PK, where an alien new to the ways of the world, inserts a wire to take out money from a temple collection box, a man in Thanjavur replicated the act and got caught in the process.

Three Delhi-bound flights, including one from Kathmandu, were diverted to Lucknow this afternoon due to Prime Minister's visit to Mathura for a public rally organised on the eve of completion of one year of the NDA government at the Centre.

Opinion


On the eve of Modi extolling his achhey din inventory, MS Swaminathan explains in The Indian Express why good days evade most of India’s farmers.

G Sampath in The Hindu says no Indian Prime Minister has ever launched such a “full frontal attack” on India’s welfare state.

Boria Majumdar opines in The Economic Times that a significant absentee in Modi’s one year reign is the future of sport in India.

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