The Morning Wrap: BJP Probe Team To Visit Kairana; Former Pakistan Cricketer Says Kohli Better Than Tendulkar

15/06/2016 10:24 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - OCTOBER 24: Indian player Virat Kohli in action during the practice session at Wankhede Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Mumbai, India. After winning the fourth ODI in Chennai, India have levelled the five-match ODI series 2-2, hence, the fifth and final ODI in Mumbai on Sunday will be the series decider. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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While the makers of Udta Punjab celebrate their momentous victory against the CBFC, a regional film has run into trouble. The makers of a Gujarati movie Salagto Sawaal Anamat have hit a roadblock as the Censor Board has demanded as many as 100 cuts in the film that talks about the reservation controversy that hit the state in July last year.

After holding a havan last month to pray for Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections, right wing organisation Hindu Sena on Tuesday held birthday celebrations for him in New Delhi. Calling the US Republican party candidate a ‘saviour of humanity’ and the ‘messiah against Islamic terror’, the Hindu Sena celebrated Trump’s birthday with balloons, posters and by cutting a birthday cake with the wishes, "Tum jiyo hazaro saal".

71 per cent of Indians over the age of 15 are non-vegetarian, data released by the Office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner revealed. According to the survey, Telangana has the highest number of non-vegetarians with 98.8 per cent men and 98.6 per cent women enjoying their meat, fowl and fish.

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Goods and Services Tax, the biggest tax reform of the country, is likely to be implemented soon according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. After the two-day meeting in Kolkata attended by finance ministers of 22 states as well as chief ministers of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, Jaitley came out with a positive outlook. Individuals and entities with an annual turnover of ₹10 lakh or more could would be taxable under the GST.

A BJP probe team is set to visit Kairana to find the truth behind reports on alleged 'migration' of Hindus from the Uttar Pradesh town. BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Kairana, Hukum Singh had earlier said that in addition to Hindus, even some Muslim families also fled Kandhla due to high-handedness of 'local goons'.

Democrat Hillary Clinton won the District of Columbia primary capturing the party’s last presidential nominating contest as Democrats turn their focus to the 8 November election against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is set to hold its fifth all India Hindu conclave in Goa from 19-25 June. With over 415 representatives from all over the country and delegates from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh participating in the conclave, issues such as Ram temple and cow slaughter ban are likely to be deliberated upon.

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan recently praised cricketer Virat Kohli's skills. He even compared Kohli to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and said that Kohli 'played better' than Tendulkar in 'critical moments'.

The special investigation team probing the Bihar examination scam raided the premises of a college in Patna and found out that the scamsters were charging ₹5 lakh per fake Intermediate certificate. The certificate would be sold without having the student enrol in any college or give any exam.


There is deep indifference to road deaths and a continuous devaluation of life. We need to break the nexus that seeks to protect the perpetrator and erase the victim, writes Shiv Visvanathan in The Hindu. "Road deaths also introduce us to those who cause the accidents. First, there is the adolescent who kills but is too young to be punished; a minor who commits major crimes with impunity. Then there is the road rage maniac who kills out of envy, and out of rage that someone threatened his uncivil ego on the road. We also have the drunken socialite, executive or film actor who crushes people and expects the lawyer to prove that his driver did it. The law struggles to pin each one down," he writes.

Enthused by its success in Assam, the BJP is now focused on winning Uttar Pradesh, writes Badri Narayan in The Indian Express. "The grand sabha organised in UP last month to mark the completion of two years of the NDA government emphasised the credentials of Modi, the administrator. In his public address, Modi only spoke about the government. Even in Allahabad, his focus was on governance. Vikas and corruption were the focus of his speech. In all probability, the party will lean on Modi to provide the leadership in the campaign," he writes.

Both Microsoft and Tata Power are erstwhile giants, trying desperately to cope with the changing dynamics of their industries, writes Sundeep Khanna in Mint. "For both companies, this is a period of challenge as much as an opportunity. With their existing customer base running into millions, they need to get their product and services portfolio right for the new order. It is a bit like the switch car companies had to make in 1973 following the steep Opec-induced hike in petrol prices worldwide. Those, in particular Japanese car makers like Toyota Motor Corp., Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd, that were rapidly able to switch to fuel-efficient cars, perpetuated their reign at the top while others who couldn’t went into a long, painful decline," he says.

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