The Morning Wrap: One-Third Of Urban Indians Below Poverty Line; DD Kisan Channel Paid Rs 6 Crore To Sign On Bachchan

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A high-powered committee of the department of telecom, tasked with making recommendations on how India should treat net neutrality and regulate the internet, has passed the buck on contentious issues to the telecom regulator, while appearing to support net neutrality.

Taking its cue from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's 'Amma Canteens,' the Delhi government is on the verge of setting up 'Aam Aadmi Canteens,' where breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available for no more than Rs10 in the national capital.

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Delhi Police has arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly kidnapping an auto driver and extorting money from him. The 42-year-old auto driver has also alleged that she sexually assaulted him, though the police case against her does not include that charge.

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State-run Doordarshan, that is deep in losses, spent Rs 6.31 crore to rope in Amitabh Bachchan, as brand ambassador for its Kisan channel.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has foiled an attempt by the US Colgate-Palmolive to claim a patent on a brand of mouthwash, that uses herbal extracts.

More than a third of urban Indian households live below the poverty line, suggests an unreleased report that forms part of the Socio Economic Caste Census.

Barely a week after the ice-breaking meeting between prime ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif in the Russian city of Ufa, tension on the Indo-Pak border escalated rapidly over 36 hours and New Delhi warned Islamabad Thursday of an “effective and forceful” response to unprovoked firing and cross-border terrorism.

39 medicines, used to treat a range of afflictions from diabetes to digestive disorders in India will cost upto 40% less, thanks to a cap on prices by the national drugs authority.

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The populist Arvind Kejriwal government may have cut electricity bills, but after hiking fuel taxes it now plans to increase taxes on cinemas, cable television and luxury goods.

Now, even Salman Khan has put his weight behind the striking students at the Film and Television Institute of India.

Four alleged 'relatives' of Pakistan's first Prime Minister, Liaqat Ali Khan, have staked claim to half the land in Muzzafarnagar city, Uttar Pradesh.

Enthusiastic workers from the Shiv Sena-controlled Muncipal Corporation in Mumbai, who dismantled a fitness station in Marine Drive, were forced to re-install it after it turned out that it was inaugurated by Aditya Thackeray, chief of the Sena's youth wing.

Union Minister Birender Singh has not cleared the "outstanding" amount of Rs 24.23 lakh of the loans he had taken as an MLA in Haryana, according to an RTI.

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Vaidyanathan Aiyar says that special packages, given out as doles from the Centre to the states, cripple the economic resources of the country.

Jayati Ghosh likens the Euro-Greece crisis to that of an abusive marriage.

Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of the Guardian, says that with government snooping, journalists face challenges to their profession that didn't exist 20 years ago.

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