The Morning Wrap: Molestation Case Filed Against Uber Driver; India Will Go To International Court Against Pakistan

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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, supporters of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party (AAP) hold placards during a protest after a woman was allegedly raped by a driver from ride-booking service Uber in New Delhi, India. Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions. In a blog post Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Uber's head of global safety defended the company's safety record but also wrote that "as we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others." (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

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Essential HuffPost


Uber is in the news again for the wrong reasons after a woman alleged that an Uber driver forcibly tried to kiss her.


Guess what's common to all the states that serve eggs to school children?

Meet Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi, a millionaire who has given up his empire to become a Jain monk.

Amit Vaidya lists the top ten things anyone taking care of a cancer patient must know.

The trailer of ‘Bahubali—The Beginning,’ said to be the most expensive Indian movie ever made, looks stunning.

The monsoon rains continue to be elusive with the latest reports suggesting that it is only likely to hit the Kerala coast on June 5.


Main News


The government has planned a month-long carnival to commemorate 50 years of the India-Pakistan war of 1965. The Centre’s motive seems to be to inject a dose of national pride as well as reflect on the actual gains and losses that the military encountered.

A leading Chennai school plans to impose a dual-fee structure where students who pay less will get fewer benefits than those paying more. The unfairness of it all has united teachers, principals and parents against the school management.

Reversing an official position that it confirmed in Supreme Court in 2013, India on Monday said it would look at approaching the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan over the brutal torture and death of Kargil martyr Capt Saurabh Kalia in 1999.

In an interview, former finance minister P Chidambaram emphasised that non-Nehru Gandhis could also become Congress chiefs.

The government has widened its probe into alleged lapses of food safety standards in Maggi noodles, and will test food samples from all states. Action could be taken against all of its brand ambassadors, said officials.


Off The Front Page


Amruta Alpesh Soni, a 31-year-old, HIV-positive transgender, said she’s flush with marriage proposals after a posting a matrimonial ad.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan may have blocked inclusion of eggs in anganwadi meals, but his Animal Husbandry Minister Kusum Mehdele can’t seem to stop raving about the virtues of eating frog legs and fish.

Bangladesh police have filed homicide charges against 42 people after more than 1,100 people died from the collapse of a factory complex in 2013. The maximum sentence under culpable homicide in Bangladesh is life imprisonment.

Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have been invited to become part of BCCI's advisory panel. All three of them have accepted the invitation.

Karnataka government will appeal against Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case, it was decided in a state cabinet meeting on Monday.

Microsoft will release Windows 10 on 29 July this year, and the operating system will be available for free upgrade for people using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.


Opinion


Pratap Bhanu Mehta, in The Indian Express, blames IIT Madras for pandering to the government and thereby compromising academic integrity.

Akeel Bilgrami writes in The Hindu how BJP's electoral loss in Delhi and the stir against the Land Bill gives us "two slivers of hope" to correct past electoral misjudgments and raise a united front of opposition.

Jayanth Jacob explains in this Hindustan Times editorial how water-sharing pacts between India and other countries have remained a complex issue, even as Prime Minister Modi readies to go to Bangladesh later this week. India is yet to sign the pact on the Teesta river even 18 years into negotiations.


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