The Morning Wrap: Dhoni Selected For Pune IPL Team; Man Divorces Wife For Being 'Dark Skinned'

16/12/2015 7:59 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
India's captain MS Dhoni adjusts his cap as he attends a practice session ahead of the fifth one day international cricket match against South Africa in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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Transparency and accountability are lacking at India’s largest nuclear park, located in Tamil Nadu, where a Russian reactor was constructed with faulty parts. Read about a community’s fierce fight to prevent a nuclear tragedy.

One dollar is worth around Rs 67.1. The last time the rupee went so low against the dollar was sometime in late August 2013. Is this a reason to worry? Read about why the rupee is falling despite the oil price collapse.

Eighty percent of Indian women didn't have bank accounts in 2014, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme. The percentage of India's women using internet was also dismal compared to the percentage of men with access to the internet.

The generation of more jobs has become the concern of governments everywhere, in developing as well as developed countries. However, India cannot follow in China's footsteps in terms of job creation.

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Read how Ashish Joshi, an AAP man, went after principal secretary Rajendra Kumar, whose office was raided by the CBI on Tuesday.

New Rising, the Pune franchise bought by Kolkata-based businessman Sanjiv Goenka, picked Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the first player for Rs 12.5 crore in the first-ever player draft of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Bolstering the battle to clean the air in Delhi, the Supreme Court is likely to ban the registration of diesel vehicles with an engine capacity of more than 2000CC for three to four months. The apex court will take its final call today.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday reached out to principal opposition party Congress to end the logjam over the goods and services tax (GST) and urged the party to think about the "legacy and history" it would leave behind by opposing the landmark reform.

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BJP received Rs 2.50 crore in donations from companies exporting buffalo meat, according to contribution reports for financial years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 submitted to the Election Commission of India.

A 26-year-old woman filed a police complaint against her husband of four months on Tuesday after he sent her a talaq over email, alleging he had done so because she was dark-skinned.

Indian mental health experts are swarmed with cases of depression and anxiety among kids as young as six and seven — many even showing suicidal tendencies.

A day after Lok Sabha was informed that 24 monuments, 11 of them in UP, have gone "missing", it has emerged that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has signed an MoU with ISRO to locate the untraceable monuments using satellite technology.


The odd-even car proposal is being enforced in Delhi without any evidence or cost-benefit analysis, writes Dinesh Mohan in The Indian Express: "An impression has been created that many cities have been successful with such policies. The fact is that not a single city in the world has succeeded in enforcing the odd-even policy over any length of time."

The economy has looked up at long last, so don’t let politics become the spoiler, writes Rajiv Kumar in The Times of India: "It is a crying shame that the Congress-led opposition is hellbent on thwarting economic progress rather than promoting it. I wonder how our foreign partners must be looking at this ongoing travesty of democracy."

Tara Thiagarajan in The Economic Times explains why India should go for impactful inclusion to exclude less: "There is no magic bullet that will ‘solve poverty’. Rather, the agenda of progress begins with inclusion of populations into supply chains that enable efficient flow of goods and services to and from communities otherwise disconnected from the modern economy."

Abe and Modi advanced Nehru's vision of India-Japan ties, writes KP Nayar in The Telegraph: "The three-day visit by Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, last weekend will have consequences for India which go far beyond relations between the two countries."

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