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India wants Pakistan to freeze the assets of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of masterminding the Mumbai terror attack in 2008.
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, immortalized in the biopic, A Beautiful Mind, died in a car crash on Sunday. The Congress today threw the charge of "crony capitalism" back at the Narendra Modi government, threatening to release a list of beneficiaries who had allegedly gained from the Centre's international deals at the expense of public sector units.
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A heat wave across Jharkhand seared CM Raghubar Das's plans for an expansive sleepover programme at several villages to improve contact with the state's overwhelmingly-rural population. After a brief visit to a temple, Das fled to the comfort of his air-conditioned lodgings. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has discovered that a team, appointed to carry out airline surveillance, has been misusing its powers and forcing airlines to give them free flight tickets. A city-based gynaecologist and an insurance company will have to shell out Rs 8 lakh with 9% interest for 12 years for forgetting a mop inside a patient's body after a surgical procedure.
Prabhat Patnaik, in The Telegraph, says that farmers have been squeezed since the early 1970s and the benefits passed on to the middle and richer classes. This is unsustainable and cannot continue for long. Bruce Riedel says in The Indian Express that a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the bipolar alliance system in South Asia has hardened. The United States and India have come closer to each other, and China and Pakistan have come much closer together. Zahir Janmohamed, in The Hindu, says that the current government in Gujarat, like Mr. Modi's government before it, has stigmatised those who bring up the topic of Muslims in Gujarat. Suggest a correction