The Morning Wrap: Case On But Pachauri Still Boss At TERI; Manmohan Singh May Get His Own Movie

22/07/2015 7:45 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Nobel Peace Prize 2007, India's Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN panel of climate scientists walks at the UN COP20 and CMP10 climate change conferences being held in Lima on December 11, 2014. The UN 20th session of the Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP20), and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP10) entered its second week of negotiations until 12th. AFP PHOTO/Eitan Abramovich (Photo credit should read EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Business Standard reports that Rajendra Pachauri is functionally back as the head of TERI, eventhough the sexual harrassment case against him is still on.

Yakub Memon, the lone death-row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, is set to be hanged on July 30, with the Supreme Court Tuesday refusing to entertain his plea against the death penalty.

Communal violence in India has registered a jump with incidents rising by 24% and related deaths too up by 65% in the first five months of 2015 as compared to the corresponding period of last year, when the UPA government was in the saddle.

The UNICEF, Central Government and Gujarat, all have different figures on the extent of child malnourishment in Gujarat.

While Amitabh Bachchan has denied charging Doordarshan for the DD Kisan ad, it appears that he backtracked after a media storm prompted his decision.

After senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar wrote to Amit Shah that the Vyapam scandal had shamed the BJP, he has now publicly stated that the there was no 'samvaad' (dialogue) in the party.

One more Uber driver, this time in Kolkata, has been accused of masturbating while driving a passenger home.

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The Accidental Prime Minister, based on Manmohan Singh's years at the helm of the government, will soon be turned into a movie.

The market value of Maruti has exceeded that of parent company Suzuki, the first time an Indian subsidiary has become more valuable than its MNC parent.

Soldiers of the Central Reserve Paramilitary Force will no longer get subsidized booze following a government directive on the adverse effects of alcohol.

Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani finally got a passport after 20 years, after he declared himself as "Indian" on the passport form.

Nestle India, through its counsel, told the Bombay High Court that its Maggi may have been "substandard" but not unsafe.

The Andhra Pradesh government has given a one-time Rs-5000 incentive to the state's beggars to stay away from an upcoming religious festival.

About 2.7 lakh Indians may be exposed as adulterers, going by the claims of those who hacked Ashley Madison that caters to those looking for sex out of marriage.

Opinion


Khaled Ahmed says Pakistan's excommunicated, reveal the extent of the state's intolerance.

Shiv Visvanathan says that in the tussle between Left and Right scholars, it is healthy scholarship that suffers.

Andy Mukherjee says Indian steel makers must tighten operations to ward of demand-and-supply threats from the slowdown in China.

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