The Morning Wrap: ONGC Loses 197 Crore To Online Scam; Delhi's 2016 Budget To Be Paperless

14/10/2015 8:14 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Leonardo DiCaprio is set to visit Delhi and shoot at the Centre for Science and Environment, for his forthcoming documentary on climate change.

An inconspicuous shuffle of alphabets in an email id, was all it took to dupe public sector behemoth Oil and Natural Gas Commission of Rs 197 crore.

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Vanita Kohii-Khandekar discusses the links between good journalism and economic growth. " Journalism is the antiseptic that keeps the government and the system clean. Well, the one in India is clearly not very effective. Can someone reinvent it please?"

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