The Morning Wrap: Haryana Police May Fire Boxer Vijender For Going Pro; Government Servers Used To Hack Nehru Wikipedia Page

01/07/2015 8:52 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Vijender Singh gives a TV interview during a Press Conference at the Cinnamon Club on June 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

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The furore over Facebook’s hasn’t stopped the company from launching Facebook Lite, a compact version of the site that can load quicker on 2G smartphones, which make up four in five internet connections.

Prepare for a glut of Bombardier coaches on the Delhi Metro, entirely made in Gujarat.

If in Chennai, don’t panic if you suddenly see Ganesha walk down the street and exhorting you to wear a helmet. It is all part of a state traffic-planning plan.

The court has allowed Nestle to export packs of Maggi instead of incinerating them, as per current Indian laws.

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Three months after raising India’s economic outlook to “positive,” Moody’s in its latest report has red-flagged concerns of weak rural growth and “policy stagnation.”

Days after Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munda was embroiled in a food contracts scam in Maharashtra, another scam related to water-works procurement threatens to drown her deeper.

Greece is now the first developed country to default on a loan from the International Monetary Fund, thus redefining for this era the meaning of the term 'basket case'.

Nationally, the BJP’s image may have lost some lustre but it has substantially increased vote-share in bye-elections in Kerala and Bengal, once Left bastions.

The Haryana Police has threatened action against ace pugilist, Virender Singh, for his decision to go pro and quit his national boxing commitments.

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In a resounding push for gender sensitivity, Flipkart has announced a slew of maternity benefits for employees including an unprecedented 6-months paid leave.

A Wiki page on Jawaharlal Nehru was discovered to have been maliciously tampered last month, from a computer linked to official government servers.

According to a global survey, Delhi has the fifth-cheapest beer in the world and paradoxically, the highest legal-drinking-age limits.

The BJP government in Gujarat plans to include a chapter on Reliance founder, Dhirubhai Ambani, in school textbooks to inspire potential entrepreneurs.

An advertisement in a Bangladeshi newspaper is sure to rile die-hard Indian cricket fans as it shows a half-tonsured Dhoni, Kohli and others and a gleeful Murtazar Rahman—the pacer who demolished the Indian team-- endorsing a shiny razor.


Jean Dreze says that reports condemning most MGNREGA projects as “trench digging exercises” are misleading.

Rajiv Kumar says that it is unlikely a collapsing Greece will affect investments in India, in the short term.

TT Ram Mohan says that the IIM doesn’t need to fear diminished autonomy from a proposed Bill.

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