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FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson speaks to a television news crew across from the police station on November 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson police have been faced with months of sometimes violent protests following the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. A grand jury is expected to decide this month if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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The Aam Aadmi Party continued to find new depths to sink to after a purported audio-tape leak showed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal instructing party members to ‘poach’ Congressmen.

Indian biologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have detected genetic mutations linked to the ongoing swine flu outbreaks in India, challenging assertions by India's health ministry that the virus has not changed since it emerged six years ago.

A special court has asked former PM Manmohan Singh, top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and PC Parakh, among others to appear before it, in the Hindalco coal block allocation case . While the court observed that there were enough “incriminating circumstances” to prosecute Dr. Singh for criminal conspiracy, the BJP and industry captains refrained from directly attacking Singh or Birla.

The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, resigned on Wednesday, following a scathing US justice department report that found widespread racially-biased abuses in the city's police department and municipal court.

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Scotland's all-time leading wicket-taker Majid Haq has been sent home from the Cricket World Cup after appearing to accuse his team of racial discrimination on social media.

An American resident in Mumbai’s take on the beef ban.

A week after Syed Sarif Khan was lynched by a mob in Nagaland, the state government has reported that he was not a rapist and was killed because he didn’t “pay enough” for sex.

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Premium apparel brand Armani Jeans, from the house of Giorgio Armani, is offering Indian customers the option to buy the company’s pricey jeans while paying for it in instalments.

‘Secularism’ will be writ large even in bank loans as the BJP government has asked public sector banks to lend to each minority community in line with its share in the total minority population. Thus, Christians and Muslims will benefit more than Jains and Sikhs.

Violence erupted in Allahabad on Wednesday after a police official shot dead a lawyer and injured another outside the high court. Angered over the killing of lawyer Mohd. Arif, fellow lawyers went berserk and attacked policemen, pelted stones at them and torched many vehicles.

A group of women comprising wives of Army officers met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here urging him to stop the use of "outdated" Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, which has claimed a number of lives.

Though Air India has a sterling reputation for being tardy, it’s also losing its sheen as a credible employer, with a recruitment drive to hire commanders, through walk-in interviews, failing to attract even a single applicant.

While Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao is known to be obsessive about Vaastu, he’s scaled a new level after hiring a vaastu expert to ensure that every building and road in the new state adheres to these principles of planning in ancient Indian architecture.


Srinath Raghavan, in The Hindu, says that to successfully boost domestic manufacturing in the Indian defence industry, managing strategic partnerships abroad were as important as recasting the regulatory framework at home.

Mukul Kesavan observes in The Telegraph that the Apple Watch is a new kind of product that explicitly caters to vanity and “is betting that rich people are stupid and willing to pay fifty times as much for exactly the same object so long as it is built in materials that the common herd can't afford..”

Mahfuz Anam notes in The Indian Express that a fatal flaw in the Bangladesh government’s action to counter militancy so far is that it depends too much on law and order agencies and is deficient on “hard” and “soft” approaches.

Abdul Khaliq warns, in The Indian Express, that a recent Supreme Court order encourages ‘ghar wapsi’ by mandating converts from Hinduism to claim reservation benefits, if they return to their original Hindu castes.

Praveen Swami, in The Indian Express, analyses the history and the hypocrisy of PDP’s relationship to groups such as the Jamaat-e-Islami.