The Morning Wrap: Starbucks, Kellogg's, Ranbaxy In Food Regulator's Black List; Karnataka DGP Falls For Phishing Scam

10/06/2015 8:36 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

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Chocolate sauce from Starbucks, cereals by Kellogg's and even a multivitamin from Ranbaxy Industries are among a list of 500 products blacklisted by the national food safety regulator.

An army of 25 professionals, including alumni from the IIT and IIM, are said to be behind Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's forthcoming election campaign. It thus seems to building up in almost the same way as Modi's 2014 PM blitz, which is little wonder considering that it is led by Modi's former IT-campaign manager.

The Union government will not ease foreign direct investment (FDI) rules for electronic commerce, said commerce minister Nirmala Seetharaman, who added that the success of government's 'Make in India' campaign had greater priority.

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, who are forever bickering over everything from school textbooks and water sharing, just upped the ugliness with Andhra Pradesh accusing Telangana of having illegally tapped into the phones of AP CM Chandrababu Naidu and a hundred of his cabinet colleagues.

The family feud engulfing the Tamil Nadu-based Chettinad Group aggravated after the patriarch, MAM Ramaswamy, publicly disowned his adopted son, MAMR Muthiah who now controls most of conglomerate.

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The Karnataka Director General of Police, Om Prakash, fell for a phishing scam after he disclosed his card details to someone posing as an "ICICI bank employee." This is despite the IT-savvy state running several campaigns with the police warning people to be careful with sharing bank details on the phone.

The massive influx of migrant workers into Kerala in recent years means that the state is now slowly getting comfortable with Hindi.

A sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) in Tikamgarh district of Bundelkhand region has suggested polygamy to overcome the water crisis in the parched land. "One for giving birth to kids and two for fetching water," he sagely advised.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' 50-year-old peon, Avinash Chaugule, has finally cleared his SSC exam at the 28th attempt.


Peter Ronald DeSouza , in The Hindu says that Aruna Shanbaugh's rapist, Sohanlal Valkimi, ought to be protected from the "lynch mob" that is out to harass him.

Suhas Palshikar, in The Indian Express says that the evolving coalition drama in Bihar suggests that there are new ways for an "anti-BJP politics" to emerge.

AK Bhattacharya in the Business Standard warns the Finance Minister to be mindful of expenses before endorsing and implementing the recommendations of the forthcoming Seventh Pay Commission.

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