The Morning Wrap: Indian Group Marks 26/11 With Cyber Attack On Pakistan; Sudershan Rao Quits History Council

27/11/2015 8:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Piyasree Dasgupta says Aamir Khan doesn't owe us one bit for being a star and concerned citizen.

Rajnath Singh said that Ambedkar, inspite of being insulted on account of his caste, said that he would stay in India and improve it respecting its culture. Here are six statements Ambedkar made damning Indian culture.

Suprateek Chatterjee says that merely sacking film certification board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, won't solve anything as there are deep flaws in the constitutional structure of the 'Censor Board.'

Gopalkrishna Gandhi says that only calm minds and tolerance can defuse the ISIS threat to India.

Elixir Nahar, a student of Mount Carmel Convent and among the audience at Rahul Gandhi's Bangalore address, said that the politicians' remarks were highly mis-construed.

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The chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, has quit the post just 16 months into his term. Although the reason for his resignation is not clear, government sources attributed the move to the chairman’s unhappiness over being denied an honorarium of Rs 1.5 lakh per month.

Within a week of taking charge as Bihar chief minister for the fifth time, Nitish Kumar on Thursday announced his pre-poll pledge of banning liquor in Bihar from April 1, 2016, a move expected to lead to a revenue loss of nearly Rs 4,000 crore for the cash-strapped state.

A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.

Peter Mukerjea’s interrogation by the CBI has indicated that the Mukerjea couple siphoned off Rs. 900 crore through their jointly-run media company 9X Media Private Limited, the agency told a magistrate’s court on Thursday while seeking Peter’s remand.

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A 24-year-old Jabalpur woman committed suicide on Wednesday after having a heated argument with her husband over actor Aamir Khan's recent remark on rising intolerance.

Four passengers were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore’s international airport last week after a fellow passenger said she saw one of them receive a text with the word ‘dynamite’ and the code for an airport in India, according to a police report.

A group of Indian hackers, calling themselves the Indian Black Hats have launched a symbolic cyber attack against Pakistan for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, by hacking into two government sites and around 10 non-government domains on Thursday, the fourth anniversary of the terror attacks.

Opinion


Vamsee Juluri puts the Aamir Khan brouhaha down to the notion that there is a disconnect between how the intellegentsia and hoi-polloi understand the country. "Many of the people upset by Aamir Khan’s statement are not innately minority-despising “intolerant” party-hacks but ordinary citizens who believe in an inclusive notion of India, and not some predetermined calculus about what identities are innately progressive and what identities are not."

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, has a take on the Aamir Khan controversy. "We are so besotted with the politics of self-esteem that we even close off the sensible response to such warnings. The sensible response, even if you think it is exaggerated, is not to dismiss it as a conspiracy."

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