The Morning Wrap: One Crore Errors In Government Caste Census; Eight Air India Dreamliner Pilots Resign

29/07/2015 7:33 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a split verdict on a plea by Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, and has asked the Chief Justice to take call on it.

A 300-year-old festival in Nepal, characterized by the ritual slaughter of several thousand animals, will from now on be a bloodless affair.

Barely a year after facing threats of a grounded fleet, Spicejet airlines has posted a profit in the second consecutive quarter.

Of the many memoirs that marked APJ Abdul Kalam's obituary, that of his adviser Srijan Pal Singh, who was with him when Kalam collapsed in Shillong, stood out.

British Indian MP Keith Vaz today called for the world-famous 'Koh-i-Noor' diamond to be returned to India , during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit in November.

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The Supreme Court has said that the teenaged girl, who had petitioned to undergo an abortion, can go ahead provided a team of doctors declared it medically safe. This overturns a High court order that said the foetus was too old to be aborted.

Narendra Modi's plans to help Mauritius set up an IIT had caused a crisis in the Human Resources and Development Ministry and now, the scheme is effectively dead.

The Home Ministry told Parliament that the Socio Economic Caste Census had over 8 crore errors and while most were corrected, over 1 crore mistakes remained.

Turns out that Vyapam, Madhya Pradesh's infamous recruitment and admission board, prefers probability-laws, over investigation and common sense, to identify exam cheaters.

In a huge setback for national carrier Air India (AI), eight senior Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots, on whom the airline had spent about Rs 40 lakh each on training, have resigned.

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A selfie storm, with CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the centre of it, erupted outside 10 Rajaji Marg, the residence of late President Abdul Kalam.

Road development in Telangana is decimating the region's butterfly population.

Bangalore has, on average, the world's youngest startup entrepreneurs, says a global survey of top startup ecosystems.

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KP Nayar says that a lack of specialist diplomats, with long experience in dealing with Pakistan, threatens to open up many crises, only one of which is the Gurdaspur terrorist attack.

Murithi Mutiga says that Barack Obama's visit to Kenya comes far too late in his presidency.

Madhavan Nair describes the late Abdul Kalam as a consummate problem solver.

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