The Morning Wrap: Indian Navymen Accused of Groping Korean Woman; Gujarat, Rajasthan Spar Over Bustard Eggs

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Indian Navy Chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan, center, along with chief of the Western Naval Command Vice Admiral S.P.S. Cheema, leave after participating in the Naval investiture ceremony held onboard the vessel INS Viraat at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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Ten filmmakers including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan returned their national awards on Wednesday, to join protests against alleged censorship and "general intolerance" under the present government.

Director Ajay Behl is part of spoof by comedy collective, The Viral Fever, on the arbitrary ways of the 'Censor Board.' Behl is gearing up for the launch of his film 'Titli.'

Sanjukta Basu makes a deceptive compilation of the so-called 'simple pleasures of her life' that have been ruined by feminism.

The World Bank Ease of Doing Business fetes India for making a 12-point rise in the rankings from last year. That's greatly exaggerated.

Kiran Nagarkar, one of the country's most respected authors is furious about communalism, curbs on dissent and the many remarks of culture minister, Mahesh Sharma.

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A woman passenger was not allowed to board an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to New Delhi on Monday morning as staff members of the private airline found her 'inappropriately dressed.'

A veteran geneticist and Padma Bhushan awardee, Pushpa Bhargava, has said he would be returning his Padma award in solidarity with writers and artists who are returning their prizes to protest instances of intolerance in the country.

Going against the spirit of its recent move to widen the doors for woman officers, the Navy has challenged a High Court order granting permanent commission to all woman navy officers.

A goodwill visit by an Indian warship to South Korea's Incheon port aimed at strengthening military ties ended up causing deep embarrassment to the Indian Navy after two of its sailors were accused of sexual harassment by a local woman.

Vice-chairperson of ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, Bidhya Bhandari, was elected on Wednesday as Nepal's first woman President.

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Scientists will be using chemical analysis to establish whether the river Ganga, in accordance with mythology and a suggestion from water resources minister Uma Bharti, originates from Kailash Mansarovar as opposed to Gangotri.

After a dispute with Madhya Pradesh over a transfer of lions, Gujarat finds itself in a tug-of-war among BJP-ruled states, with Rajasthan refusing to send eggs of the endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB) to Kutch for breeding.

Pradeep Maharathy, agriculture minister of Orissa, apparently sheds copious tears and wails in the presence of the camera, when speaking on agriculture distress. These evaporate, the moment the cameras are switched off.

Culture minister Mahesh Sharma, who marvelled at A.P.J. Abdul Kalam being a "nationalist, despite being a Muslim" now has the chance to ponder the phenomenon at close quarters.


C Rangarajan says that there is no simple correlation between reforms and economic growth. " Reforms are at best a necessary condition for growth. They are not sufficient. The investment sentiment must be carefully nurtured."

Bibek Debroy says that government must try new ideas to improve the success of land reforms. "One should probably not use the word 'pilot.' These are instances where one can demonstrate the benefits of titling and perhaps even charge additional fees from owners. It's an idea worth pushing."

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