The Morning Wrap: Extraditing Lalit Modi To Take A Year; Jindal May Buy Mallya's Royal Challengers Bangalore

02/07/2015 8:47 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Muttiah Muralitharan, left, celebrates the wicket of Mumbai Indians' Dinesh Karthik during their Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in Bangalore, India, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo)

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India’s most incorrigible and entertaining CEO, Rahul Yadav, appears to have exhausted his company board’s patience, after they unanimously voted to fire him for his many antics since March.

The Congress has renewed its focus on Sushma Swaraj, the original Lalitgate victim, by alleging that Lalit Modi offered her husband a directorship in one of his companies.

Prince Charles is busy promoting a perplexing exhibition in London where Britain’s uber-rich are sold over-priced, designer auto-rickshaws to “create safe corridors for elephants in Assam.”

Now that ‘Make in India’ has outlived its novelty as a slogan, Prime Minister Modi has launched a Digital India campaign, where his pitch is to “design in India.” The campaign, that doesn’t lack in ambition, aims to bring internet to two lakh villages by 2019.

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The UK Food Standards Regulatory Authority has said that India-made Maggi is safe to eat.

It will take at least a year to extradite Lalit Modi and even secure the Interpol red-corner notice that is necessary for this.

Sajjan Jindal, the chairman of JSW steel, plans to buy an IPL team and rumours are rife that it is the Royal Challengers Bangalore, owned by the rapidly-pauperizing ‘King of Good Times,’ Vijay Mallya.

Air India offloaded four passengers to make space for minister of state for home affairs, Rijuju and a colleague, aboard a Kashmir-Delhi flight.

Ahead of a Rs 2500-crore Initial Public Offering, Rahul Bhatia of Indigo Airlines plans to sell 98% of his personal shares in the company.

The Supreme Court has awarded compensation worth Rs 2 crore—one of the highest in India-- to a girl, who lost her eyesight as an infant, due to medical negligence by a state hospital.

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel has set up a museum in the communally-sensitive Jamalpur area of AHmedabad, as an ode to communal harmony.

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In his latest edition of tweets, Lalit Modi has claimed Varun Gandhi offered rapprochement with Sonia Gandhi for $ 60 million.

A woman was declared pregnant 5 times in 10 months, as part of unravelling scam in Uttar Pradesh where new mothers are given cash by the government.

Navin Patnaik has reprimanded the Director General of Police, of his state for falling at the feet of one of the religious servitors, involved in an ongoing, massive temple ritual in Orissa.

A khap panchayat in a Rajasthan village has banned unmarried girls from using mobile phones, saying they might get “trapped” in uneasy situations if they did. The ‘order’ has ironically been circulated on WhatsApp.

An advocate in Delhi has filed a PIL to get the Delhi Police to stop using “complex” Urdu and Persian words, when filing First Information Reports.


S Pulipaka and K S Krishnan say that India must do more to study the ethnic groups on Myanmar’s borders with China and Bangladesh.

Fransesco Saraceno says that the crisis in Greece is political as much as it economic.

Christine Mehta details how she was forced to leave India after she published a scathing report on human rights abuses under AFSPA.

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