The Morning Wrap: Jharkhand Lady Gets Rs 55 Crore Electricity Bill; 73% Police Officers Don't Get A Weekly Off Even Once A Month

01/06/2015 8:42 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Watch Amitabh Bachhan being grilled by Times Now anchor Arnab Goswami on questions including Bollywood’s hyprocritical stance towards the crimes of Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

The MBA grad in Mumbai, who was denied a job for being a Muslim, has found employment with the Adani Group in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's commercial capital. Gautam Adani, who heads the empire, is also believed to be close to PM Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his weekly radio address, said that he needed more times to resolve the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen.

Sohini Mitter describes her life as a caregiver to someone with depression.

Main News


Less than a week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has ruled out signing the Teesta water-sharing agreement with Dhaka during the trip.

Parrikar’s announcement that India would now only buy 36 Rafale jets instead of the potential 126, adds to the growing list of Modi promises that don’t entirely bridge the gap between commitments and execution.

A study has found that 90% of police officers work for more than eight hours a day and 73% don't get a weekly off even once a month and are frequently called for emergency duties from their off days as well.

The Hindustan Times discovers a well-oiled nexus between red sanders smugglers and certain politicians in Andhra Pradesh.

After Madhuri Dixit, it is now the turn of Amitabh Bachhan and Preity Zinta to have court cases registered against them for promoting Maggi food products. Food inspectors, earlier this month, found that Maggi noodles contained unacceptably high amounts of monosodium glutamate and lead.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a strict vegetarian, has shot down a proposal to include either egg curry or boiled eggs in anganwadi meals on a pilot basis in the tribal areas of Alirajpur, Mandla and Hoshangabad districts, which have also documented significant malnutrition.

In an ostensible bid to make peace with the Centre, the AAP has said it will not push the Jan Lokpal Bill—one of its reasons for giving up power in 2012—this session and will wait for the central government to vet it.

Off The Front Page


A woman in Ranchi had to be hospitalized after her family was slapped an electricity bill of Rs 55 crore by the Jharkhand electricity board.

Meet Shabana, whose day job is as a female security guard and when off-duty a burqha-clad mother-of-two and resident of Old Delhi. Shabana is among the handful of beneficiaries of a government scheme to improve professional skills among India’s minority communities.

President Pranab Mukherjee’s international visits—they be Stockholm or Turkey—have a common, indelible thread of West Bengal associated with them.

The police in Indore have now started to publicly beat, kick and humiliate petty criminals—often in the view of television cameras—to ‘crackdown’ on rising instances of robbery and burglary.

The cost of measuring-tapes has seen a five-fold spurt thanks to the redundancy of 20-paise and 50-paise coins and of course, competition from Chinese manufacturers.

Delhi's 'plastics king', Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi, gave up his over 600-crore business empire to embrace Jain monastic life at an extravagant ceremony in the city on Sunday.

Opinion

Manu Joseph in The Hindustan Times draws a curious link between action hit Mad Max and the threat posed by the Islamic State in West Asia.

Dharmakirti Joshi in The Indian Express says that it is the states that must now take the load of increasing investments in infrastructure, rather than expect the Centre to do so.

Shiv Viswanathan says in The Hindu that the Left and Kejriwal’s AAP should combine to inspire a new kind of politics to contain the “Modi juggernaut.”

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