The Morning Wrap: Supreme Court Says Gods Cannot Be Trademarked; 5-Star Fare For Peter Mukerjea In CBI Custody

25/11/2015 8:23 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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A Delhi court today paved the way for climate scientist, Rajendra Pachauri, who is accused of sexual harassment, to travel abroad including Paris, where the U.N. Climate Change Conference will kick off on 28 November.

Junior agriculture minister Sanjeev Balyan's office has sent a peculiar and blatantly improper request to venture capital companies, to meet the minister's niece who is trying to raise funds for a start-up company.

Jose Cirincione elaborates the potential threat underway from both Russia and the United States investing in a new generation of nuclear weapons.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's remarks on intolerance have triggered polarising sentiments, with some people accusing him of defaming the country as well as hurting sentiments of his adoring fans, and others saying that he has the freedom to speak his mind without provoking a backlash.

Roshika Singh says that steps must be taken to ensure better financial inclusion for women. "Can women and financial institutions finally find a crossroads where they meet to serve each other? Financial literacy for women is a key, but awareness for all of us will play a big role in addressing the gap."

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The Hindu Mahasabha on Tuesday said actor Aamir Khan should move to Pakistan and the "likes of him and Shah Rukh Khan" be charged with treason.

Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman on Tuesday said he identified with Bollywood star Aamir Khan's statement on growing intolerance.

Once the IT capital of India, Hyderabad is now a hub for cyber terrorists, using social media, to radicalise the city’s tech-savvy young people and recruiting them for jihadist organisations, such as the Islamic State.

Already burdened by bad loans, 37 banks, led by public sector ones, have reported a 26.8 per cent rise in non-performing assets (NPAs) over the 12-month period ending September this year.

Facebook’s controversial initiative, Free Basics (formerly known as Internet.org), is now available anywhere across the country to Reliance customers.

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Harvard students from medical and legal backgrounds, which included 24 girls and one boy of Indian origin, posed questions to Pamila Parmar, president of Lok Swasthya SEWA Health Cooperative Ltd (LSSHCL) and two of her colleagues Subhadra Patel and Ayesha Pathan on their field of work and challenges they have faced.

In the lock-up at CBI headquarters here, where he was shifted today from the agency's Mumbai office, Peter Mukerjea, the former STAR India CEO will enjoy restaurant food and central heating.

A digital arts exhibition on the H-1B visa has opened at the world’s largest museum in the U.S. to mark the 25th anniversary of the popular work permit falling on November 29. A large number of Indian IT professionals have been issued the visa over the years.

The Supreme Court has ruled that names of gods or holy books cannot be trademarked to sell goods and services. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N V Ramana also said that allowing such a thing could offend people’s sensibilities.

Opinion


Sanjaya Baru traces out a trend in India's political landscape. "Elections are not won and lost due to major shifts in the core. It is the ‘non-core’ voter and the first generation voter, with no firm loyalty to a party, who defines the final outcome."

Amit Mohan Prasad urges the government to have a more comprehensive policy on pulses production in India. "The creation of a reasonable sized buffer stock of pulses, through public procurement, will have the effect of stabilising prices for consumers."

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