The Morning Wrap: First-Ever Dengue Vaccine Cleared; Bride Rejects Groom After He Fails 'IQ Test'

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A doctor collects blood sample of a person to be tested for dengue fever at a fever clinic run by a government hospital in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. India's capital struggles with its worst outbreak of the dengue fever in five years. Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease are reported every year after the monsoon season that runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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With three days left to go for reaching an agreement to combat climate change, finance is turning out to be a thorn in the side of the negotiations at the Le Bourget Centre. In a show of force, four major economies - Brazil, South Africa, India and China — highlighted that developed countries had not delivered on their commitment to provide $100 billion till 2020.

Delhi's love for owning real estate continues, despite the fact that the real estate sector in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) surrounding it, continues to be in a mess. Lakhs of people are still stuck with homes which are under-construction and have been under-construction for a while now. Despite this, still others are ready to buy under-construction homes so that when the price goes up, they can cash-in.

Compensation, uniforms, loans — the Tamil Nadu government outlines its plans to help people affected by the floods get back on their feet.

This organic producer is sowing seeds of hope in Delhi by encouraging kitchen gardens.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan next year to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Geo TV on Wednesday.

Dictating its verdict in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood star Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court yesterday observed that prosecution had failed to prove that the actor had consumed liquor and was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser when the mishap occurred.

Climate negotiators released a new, shorter draft of an international accord to fight global warming on Wednesday, which still left many key issues unresolved just two days before the high-stakes talks in Paris are scheduled to end.

Congress' uproar over National Herald case continued to disrupt Parliament for a second consecutive day. Both Houses of Parliament saw stormy scenes and repeated adjournments since yesterday and in a long and angry tirade, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday slammed the Congress for disrupting proceedings of the House and sullying democracy.

The first-ever vaccine against dengue fever, which affects up to 400 million people per year, has been cleared for use in Mexico, French manufacturer Sanofi said.

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The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has decided to introduce 'Gau Pooja Seva' for pilgrims who want to worship cows.

A bride refused to marry after the groom failed an "impromptu IQ test" on the day of their marriage.

A hotel owned by gangster Dawood Ibrahim in Pakmodia Street in Bhendi Bazaar was sold at an auction for over Rs 4 crore, with a former journalist who runs an NGO placing the winning bid.

After London Mayor Boris Johnson said that the only reason he wouldn't travel to New York was "the real risk of meeting Donald Trump", more than 250,000 Britons have signed an online petition to ban the US presidential front-runner from their country.

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The Global Nutrition Report, released yesterday, underscores the importance of leadership in addressing stunting in India, write Bill Gates and Ratan Tata in The Times of India: "India has the know-how and financial capacity to ensure that every child not only survives, but thrives."

The Sangh Parivar’s acknowledgement of Babasaheb’s greatness is belated and hypocritical, writes Ramachandra Guha in The Indian Express: "This posthumous appropriation of Ambedkar follows upon the Sangh’s similarly cynical appropriation of Gandhi, a reformer whom it opposed when he was alive, but has since sought to claim a kinship with."

The Nehru-Gandhi family predictable in its responses as a dynasty in distress, writes Saba Naqvi in The Economic Times: "The survival of a political dynasty shows our acceptance as a nation of the principle of inheritance as a valid qualification for power."

Where did India go wrong with its museums and monuments, asks Jawhar Sircar in The Telegraph. "The main villain of this story is, however, the outdated and stifling Antiquities Act that converts every serious collector of art and heritage into a serial offender," he writes.

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