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The Morning Wrap: Pahlaj Nihalani To Be Sacked? Odisha MP Reveals How To 'Legally' Score Weed

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In a 64-page judgment, a Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman has struck down a notification to include the Jats in the Central list of OBCs for the nine States.

Ryan International, a chain of schools in Delhi, seems to have officially espoused the BJP's membership drive to become the world’s largest party, by urging its teachers and students to enrol with the organisation. While the school management claims the drive is voluntary, teachers and students say it's not with some teachers even claiming their salary has been held back pending their joining the party.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned that emerging economies like India are faced with the risk of high market volatility and sudden exit of capital, as the United States moves to increase interest rates by the end of this year.

Noting the absence of Central Board of Film Certification Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani at a board meeting with Minister of State for the Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, The Hindu suggests he might be sacked soon.

Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), has quit his post after a purported disagreement with the Union Human Resources Ministry, over the choice of new directors for certain IITs.

The police in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, have arrested and sent to the district jail a class 11 student of a public school in Bareilly for uploading what they called an 'objectionable' post against Samajwadi Party strongman and the state's urban development minister Azam Khan.

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Huge crowds gathered outside the residence of Indian Administrative Service officer DK Ravi, posted as Karnataka's additional commissioner, commercial tax, who was found hanging in his official apartment on Monday evening. While police said it appeared to be a suicide, angry locals protested and demanded an independent probe.

She'd drink, she'd smoke, she'd sometimes get into my clothes too. She had 21 tattoos and a whole lot of scars from mutilation, she was a rebel, and she never had a permanent job.... is how a young Rhea Jordan described her mother, Suzette Jordan, who publicly came out as the Park street rape victim, in an essay for a school assignment shortly before her death.

Nearly one year after the Chinese government officially declared a "war against pollution," a documentary about China's smog titled "Under the Dome" has hit the country like a whirlwind.

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A man in Agra took the government’s directive to educate girl children too zealously, after he tied his eight-year-old daughter, unwilling to go to school for an exam, to the back of his motorcycle to take her to school.

It may be a while before every resident in India gets an Aadhar identification, but cows in Haryana are set to get ‘Special Identification Tags’ with unique identification numbers for ‘Haryana’ cows, an indigenous breed found in the state. The state hopes to provide the cows with the benefits of health schemes through this initiative.

Tathagata Satpathy, a parliamentarian from Odisha, revealed in a Reddit chat that he smokes marijuana and even gave advice on how to score the weed “legally”.

In a reversal of her stand that every Hindu women should produce atleast 4 children, firebrand VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi

now says that those having more than two children should be barred from casting votes.

In a sequence of events straight out of a Sajid Khan slapstick, an under-trial in Agra threw a stone at the judge hearing his case. The agile judge ducked and the stone hit his bench clerk. All of this happened a day after the person under trial was shot at by armed criminals on the court premises.


Suryakant Waghmore, in The Hindu, hopes that the passage of the Land Ordinance Bill could bring an end to some of “our long-celebrated village morals,” which Ambedkar denounced.

Brishti Guha, in The Indian Express, how ancient Indian mathematicians were more open to radical scientific ideas than Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras.

Baijayant ‘Jai’ Panda, says in The Times of India, that the government must ensure that compensation for acquiring land “ unclogged and front-ended, that infrastructure is expedited and new jobs made visible…”