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The Morning Wrap: Who's The Next BRICS Boss; Coach Punished For Pulling Down Shooter's Pants

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NEW DELHI, INDIA – JULY 22: Arun Shourie (left) with BJP leader Jaswant Singh during the launch of his book Does He Know a Mother's Heart? How Suffering Refutes Religions in New Delhi on Friday, July 22, 2011.(Photo by Sipra Das/India Today Group/Getty Images)

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The Union government lost face on Tuesday as it emerged that the decision to release separatist leader Masarat Alam was taken on February 4 even before the PDP-BJP coalition government assumed office in Jammu and Kashmir.

Former disinvestment minister Arun Shourie and ex-finance minister have emerged top contenders to head the BRICS Bank as its first president.

Four nationals from the Ivory Coast were injured after they were attacked by a mob in Karnataka.

The Dimapur killing turned more intriguing after it now emerges that the mob was helped by a former inmate, thwarting attempts by the police to shield the rape accused.

This is how Sun Pharma boss Dilip Shanghvi stayed the course to become India's richest person...

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The coal auctions may have raised more than what even former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai expected but have the winning bidders now burned an un-mendable hole in their pockets?

Avanindra Pandey, Nirbhaya's friend, has backed the Indian government's decision to ban British filmmaker Leslee Udwin's documentary on the Delhi gang rape.

In a statement by senior party leaders Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Pankaj Gupta, and Sanjay Singh, they said that the three senior AAP leaders, including Yadav and Bhushan, tried everything possible to ensure AAP did not win Delhi elections and Arvind Kejriwal's name was sullied in the process.

In an embarrassment to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Dr Misa Bharti, who claimed she gave a lecture at Havard and released photos to the media, the university has now rubbished the claim.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari may have been wrongly panned for not saluting the Indian flag on Republic day, but Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala--in a clear violation of conduct rules--walked off the stage when the National Anthem was being played at the swearing-in of a Karnataka High Court judge at Raj Bhavan.

A coach , who was caught on camera pulling down the shorts of National Games gold medallist, has been banned by the National Rifle Association of India for a year.

Haryana State Health Minister Anil Vij prescribed that the best way to beat the swine flu is to "follow Indian culture" and opt for the 'namaste' instead of shaking hands.

In the never-ending store of Air India apathy, flyers on an Ahmedabad Delhi-flight were dropped off at Jaipur and forced to complete their journey to Delhi, on a state transport bus.

Amid the raging controversy over the documentary India's Daughter, the Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the Central and Delhi government for failing to make even a single documentary or use the visual medium in any manner to educate people about the nature of sexual offences and the stringent punishments involved.

The High Court has ordered the West Bengal government to compensate a professor, who was harassed by Mamata Banerjee for circulating a cartoon caricaturing her dismissal of Dinesh Trivedi as Railway Minister in 2012. Moreover, Mukul Roy who also featured in the cartoon, was her close aide then and has now been relegated to the Rajya Sabha backbenches.

The idyllic Parsi residential colonies in Mumbai are now threatened by robbery and murder

Former Press Council Chief and inveterate publicity-hound Markandey Katju claimed in a personal blog post that Mahatma Gandhi "was a British agent."


RK Raghavan, in The Hindu, says that the Dimapur incident was an indicator of the disenchantment with the way the legal system responds to crime and its perpetrators.

Anupam Manur, in The Hindu, says that the RBI should have waited for a more tangible decrease in inflation and steadier pointers, such as a three month moving average of Consumer Prices, to go ahead with rate cuts.

KP Nayar, The Telegraph, congratulates Sri Lanka for "unilaterally rewrite(ing) the agenda for big brother Modi's visit on its terms."

Ajay Jakhar, in The Indian Express, says that the increased allocation to states from the Budget may not immediately translate to improving farmer welfare.