The Morning Wrap: With Merkel, German Returns To India's Schools; Sunny Leone's Upset At How Kerala Treats Strays

06/10/2015 8:08 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 05: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during German India Government consultations on October 05, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Merkel is on a three day visit to India which will see her boost already strong ties with the country, as Germany continues to be India's most imporant European trading partner. (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images)

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Other than matching their linen, PM Modi and German's Chancellor Merkel signed a Euro 1 billion deal to set up a solar fund as well as agreements to make it easier for German companies to do business in India.

The Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to 84-year-old Tu Youyou for her discovery of a viable way to extract artemisinin, the top-line treatment for malaria, is momentous for China and strikes several chords that resonate on the history and evolution of Indian science.

In the country's "rape capital", every day 250 young women from various villages in the city head out for commercial driving lessons. These women will next year form a fleet of cab drivers with app-based aggregators in the city, entering what is largely a male-dominated industry.

Urvashi Prasad describes the 5 most prevalent myths about Tuberculosis which prevent patients from seeking treatment or stigmatise affected populations.

In an incident straight out of Bollywood scripts of a certain vintage, a distressed Muslim woman in labour and her husband had to deliver their baby at a Ganapati temple with considerable help from locals.

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All it took was a visit from Chancellor Merkel and German language teaching is back on the curriculum in India's Kendriya Vidyalaya schools.

“It’s as if I went to sleep on Sunday night and since Monday morning, I’ve been thrown into some sort of combination of a Kafka novel and Clockwork Orange… " was how the director of controversial play, Kaizaad Kotwal, described his experience immediately after it was successfully staged in Mumbai.

In cricket it looks like we are back to the 90s after spectators in Cuttack disrupted the India-South Africa match--in the midst of India's drubbing-- almost in the same way as the Eden Gardens-crowd disrupted the India SriLanka match in the 1996.

Indrani Mukerjea on Monday told police that she did not consume nor was she fed any medicine on Thursday or Friday, when she collapsed at the Byculla jail here.

Amid the political row over the lynching of a man over rumoured beef eating in Dadri, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said that his party will “consider” supporting a central law for a nation-wide ban on cow slaughter.

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The Punjab police have found 53 bottles of scotch from the residence of an officer in the agricultural ministry, as part of an ongoing investigation.

An American Airlines pilot became ill and died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston Monday but the co-pilot was able to safely land the plane, the US carrier said.

According to affidavits filed ahead of the Bihar elections, Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son in 26 and the older one 25.

Sunny Leone is upset about how the Kerala government treats stray dogs, and, is planning a campaign to voice her dissent.


On the eve of Chancellor Merkel's visit to India, Raja Mohan recounts the history of Indo-German relations, that surprisingly, has its origins in a mutiny against the British Raj.

Sujatha Rao says the Delhi administration made several mistakes in preparing for the dengue outbreak. "Instead of involving the community and unleashing a media campaign for anti-larval operations, the leadership’s focus was on hospital inspections and regaining political legitimacy. Perception, not technical solutions, dictated the agenda."

Devdutt Patnaik reassesses the image of the cow to the modern Hindu and says its pseudo veneration " a symbolic attack on the ‘educated Indian’ who did not stand up for Hinduism in the international arena. And the Muslims, sadly, are the tragic collateral damage..."

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