The Morning Wrap: No More 'Nehru' In Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship; Indian Labs Launch Rs 5 Anti-Diabetes Drug

26/10/2015 8:16 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Statue of Jawaharlal Nehru, outside Cubbon House (Nandi Hills)

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How on earth can BJP's political strategists appear so confused about their caste-arithmetic in the Bihar elections?

Malik Siraj Akbar says that India risks going the 'Pakistan way' if it doesn't get a grip on its millennia-old art of having people of varied religious persuasions living together.

Upset and angry with the attacks on minorities and Dalits under the rule of the current government, former Navy chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas has written an open letter to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the incidents.

It appears that Bollywood stars' protest against Indian politicians for not allowing Pakistani artists to perform in India is getting noticed as Pakistani musician Adnan Sami is likely to be granted an Indian citizenship.

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India and the US have quietly decided to sever Jawaharlal Nehru's name from new initiatives under one of the world's best-known public diplomacy projects, pressed by the Narendra Modi government, just before the Prime Minister travelled to New York in September.

At its annual state-level convention to be held in Sitapur from November 1 to 3, RSS students’ wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is set to come up with the claim that the Dadri lynching was the result of a personal dispute, with one of Mohammad Akhlaq’s two sons having a “love affair with a Hindu girl”, and that politicians wrongly projected it as a fallout of “beef consumption”.

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a juvenile in a slum cluster in east Delhi's Shashi Garden when she was hiding behind a temple to evade stray dogs.

South Africa beat India by a massive 214 runs in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to win the series 3-2, their first bilateral one-day series victory in India.

In Punjab, that's reeling from civilian disorder over the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, Aam Aadmi Party's Sangrur MP, Bhagwant Mann, was forced to leave the 'bhog' ceremony (wake) of the two men killed in police firing after he was allegedly found drunk.

A scientifically-validated anti-diabetes herbal drug, named 'BGR-34', was launched by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday.

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An international report says that India is set to have the maximum number of engineers in the world.

As a sort of parting blow, PM Modi said that Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad were "regressive" and practised black magic.

Meet the four high court judges of Chennai who've been carpooling since 2010.

The love affair of a 21-year-old student of Delhi University with a 68-year-old foreign national may first have to pass roadblocks, raised by the government and the Delhi High court to their wedding.


Harsh Mander says that many of India's children live in the most unsafe conditions. "There is little chance that today's Union government would be willing to invest public funds for universal safe child-care centres for poor working parents, especially after it cut the ICDS allocations by half."

Mukul Kesavan says that the Bihar election is significant because it is the bell-wether to competing 'ideas' of India. " It would be a mistake to read this Bihar election as Nitish Kumar's karmabhoomi or, for that matter, Modi's. For all their narcissism, these men embody nation-defining ideas larger than themselves. The lynching and its aftermath gave us a sense of how the BJP imagines India; Nitish Kumar has gone to great, some would say self-destructive, lengths to reject that vision."

Shailendra Singh, an upper-primary school teacher in Bihar, hopes for change through the elections; just enough that his students are motivated to come to school everyday. "As a teacher, I must recognise their strengths and capabilities, and organise my teaching accordingly. If I can do this, my students will not see school as a burden, and they will learn willingly and happily. "

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