The Morning Wrap: Supreme Court Says College Quotas Must Go; Chennai Researchers Invent Anti Baby- Lifting Tech

28/10/2015 8:24 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Camera tripods are lined up outside the Supreme court during the judgement on 'Santhara' in New Delhi on August 31, 2015. India's Jain community scored a legal victory when the Supreme Court temporarily lifted a ban on the traditional ritual of Santhara, or fasting to death. AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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MGS Narayanan dwells on India's long relationship with forbidden meat, such as beef, and links it to the country's history of tolerance.

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The Kerala House canteen in Delhi will resume serving 'beef fry' from tomorrow, after a brief hiatus. The official state house of Government of Kerala at New Delhi had stopped serving buffalo meat in its canteen after a police 'raid' on Monday.

Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi have found new and creative ways to discredit each other. The opposition leaders are now trading parodied Bollywood references, instead of plausible deliverables, in their election speeches.

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Regretting that some “privilege remains unchanged” even after 68 years of independence, the Supreme Court held Tuesday that national interest requires doing away with all forms of reservation in institutions of higher education, and urged the Centre to take effective steps “objectively”.

Pakistan’s charity foundation Edhi today turned down the Rs. one crore donation announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking care of Geeta during her over a decade-long stay in the country

Artists and scientists have have joined the list of protesting writerss and Sahitya Akademi winners, in protesting intolerance in the country.

The Delhi-IIT administration has locked horns with the HRD ministry, over what the college believes to be 'interference' into its decision to cancel the admission of a student.

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has equated 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed with late Shiv Sena supremo, Bal Thackeray RSS and said that those demanding action against the outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief in his country were toeing the Indian line.

In among its best performances in recent years, India ranked 130 in the new Doing Business report released by the World Bank on Tuesday, from 134 (142, based on an old measure) in 2015.

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Struggling to curb the ganja trade, Odisha's government has decided to get "high". State authorities will take their battle against the cannabis mafia hundreds of miles above the earth, using satellite images to identify ganja-growing fields and harnessing the global positioning system (GPS) to pinpoint their location.

Researchers at Anna University in Chennai are developing an infant monitoring system using radio-frequency identification (RFID) to be installed at these hospitals to prevent ‘baby lifting’ — a system not unlike the tags on textile shops to prevent shoplifting.

At a time Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is on a visit to India, the government's contract with his company is under intense legal scrutiny.

Opinion


Sanjay Srivastava explains why the Australian sporting a Goddess tattoo faced threats of violence. "Narrow versions of purity seek to impose constrained versions of belief which have never really been part of the Hindu belief system. They seek to issue directives on the boundaries of belief."

Rahul Varma and Shreya Sardesai say that the migrant population of Bihar could significantly influence the state's elections results. "(Our) pre-poll survey indicates that the migrant factor makes a difference to a respondent’s voting choices. In the survey, the NDA had seven percentage point lead over the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) among non out-migrant households, which gets reduced to just one percentage point among the out-migrant households."

Ajay Vir Jhakkar laments that Punjab has become a 'basket case' from once being the bread basket of India. "The Centre’s policies aimed at increasing food production to ensure an adequate supply of grain, coupled with export restrictions, have taken a toll. The expected progression of Punjab from agricultural economy to industrial powerhouse to service-sector leader never took place."

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