The Morning Wrap: 50 New VIPs Since NDA Came To Power; Med Students Protest For Not Being Allowed To Cheat

20/08/2015 7:44 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Kashmiri medical students shout slogans against the United States as they march in a protest rally against an anti-Islam film called "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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TERI Director General, Rajendra Pachauri, who is accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old woman colleague, was today granted permission by a Delhi court to travel abroad for a series of meetings in his official capacity as head of the organisation.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Ansal brothers, responsible for the Uphaar fire tragedy, need not go to jail and be allowed to go free after paying Rs 30 crore each.

Samajwadi Party Supremo, Mulayam Singh Yadav's befuddlement with the concept of rape continues. At a press conference on Tuesday he said it that it was "impossible" for four men to rape a woman.

Radhika Apte is emerging as a favourite of Bollywood, whether she likes it or not.

Watch Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni jump off an army aircraft.

Prem Panicker discusses how 'shocking exposes' can be even more shockingly callous in their treatment of facts.

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As many as 50 new names have been added to the list of people being given VIP security since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power last year.

The glory days of the Food Safety And Standards Authority of India seem to be receding after the Supreme Court has junked their advisory mandating food companies to take their permission for products already in the market.

Education ministers and representatives from every state have pressed for revoking the no-detention policy till Class VIII and bringing back the system of performance based promotions that the Right To Education Act had done away with five years ago.

Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government headed by Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots, was on Wednesday sacked on the ground of "unauthorized absence" from service.

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A school principal, who wanted to spend time with his girl-friend, dismissed classes early and locked themselves up in the school. Parents, wondering why their children were back so soon, trooped to school and found the couple "on a mattress."

Minutes before Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief, Raj Thackeray, was to address a press conference his wife was attacked by the family pet, Bond. She needed 65 stitches and an emergency plastic surgery.

A group of students pursuing a paramedical course from a local college boycotted examinations alleging that the institute officials "were not providing them cheating material unlike in past years".

An 80-year-old retired postmaster in Uttar Pradesh is building, like emperor Shahjahan, a Taj Mahal in memory of his deceased wife.


Ram Puniyani says Shivaji, the historical king, needs to be rescued from sectarian groups who are using him divisively.

Jayan Jose Thomas says that "...By opening the doors to global finance as part of its plan to internationalise its currency, China, however, may be forsaking the very stability that has been the hallmark of its economic ascent..."

Menaka Guruswamy says that the DNA profiling bill, tabled in Parliament, reads like "bad science fiction."

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