The Morning Wrap: Ahead Of Visit, UK Government Reminds Modi Of India's Pending Bills; Samsung To Fire 5% Of India Staff

22/10/2015 8:12 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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File photo dated 13/10/15 of Prime Minister David Cameron chairing the first meeting of his new Community Engagement Forum, as he has pledged £5 million of funding for groups trying to root out the "poison" of extremist ideology in British communities.

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BJP Leader from Diu Naveen Patel was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman corporator, Simple Katela from Daman.

Kiren Rijiju, may have provided further fodder to Kejriwal, who's critical of Delhi governor Tejinder Khanna, by exhuming--and publicly concurring with-- a 2008 statement by him that north Indians "take pride in and enjoy" breaking rules.

Why Parineeti Chopra and Priyanka Chopra need to Google what feminism is all about.

Nidhi Nath Srinivas argues that genetically-modified pulses are the key to fighting India's 'tur' deficit.

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After months of debate, the finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of India seem to be converging on the proposed monetary policy committee (MPC), which will have equal representation from both sides, with the governor having the deciding vote on interest rates.

Following the burning of two Dalit children in Haryana, the Times of India finds that there've been 47,000 crime cases against Dalits last year. This amounts to a 17% rise over last year.

Pakistan said on Wednesday it had handed over to the US three dossiers that contained “evidence” about India’s alleged role in “subversive activities” in the country, nearly a month after it gave a similar document to the United Nations.

Reliance Capital Asset Management (RCAM), a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) onshore business in India for Rs.243 crore in an all-cash deal.

Samsung Electronics is likely to lay off almost 5 per cent of its staff as the Korean company takes steps to become leaner and reduce costs amid slowing sales, five senior industry officials said.

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A UP court has slapped sedition charges on finance minister Arun Jaitley for criticizing the Supreme Court's recent decision striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) for selection of judges to the higher judiciary.

Ahead of PM Modi's visit to the United Kingdom, the country wants India to settle pending dues owed to British companies from the Commonwealth Games of 2010.

The Madhya Pradesh high court administration has banned “colourful clothes” including jeans and T-shirts by its staff during working hours to ensure dignity of the institution, a move slammed by a section of the legal fraternity as foolish.


Anuradha Chenoy says that symbols equating cows with motherhood are a double-edged sword. "But if this idea of the sacred becomes an instrument of exclusion, threat and attacking those who do not conform to any one interpretation, this sacred transforms into the profane. It is also important to remember the pitfalls of such symbolic loading, how it impacts women and people as a whole and what it does to culture and society."

CS Vaidyanathan proposes measures to preserve the mettle of the judiciary. "Individuals come and go but institutions have to survive and gain the confidence of the people. The average citizen has greater trust and confidence in the judiciary than the legislature or the executive."

Praveen Swami says that India needs to imagine a new modernism for itself. "From authority structures within families to the status of women; from the way we bring up children to the way we die — modern capitalism is, inexorably, reordering India’s civic life. The strains this generates tie the communal rioter with the ethnic insurgent and the rapist. Each is an instrument of a system of belief that claims to uphold order in dangerous times."

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