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The Morning Wrap: Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain Under Probe; Ford Foundation On Gov Watch List

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Anshu Jain, co-CEO of German biggest bank Deutsche Bank, attends a news conference, in Frankfurt am Main, on September 11, 2012 to detail the new leadership's strategy. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/GettyImages)

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The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds and people.

State-owned BSNL, to revive its landline business, has introduced a scheme in which calls made to mobile phones and land-line phones during night hours are free.

As India continues to grapple with the problem of rape and violence against women, superstar Aamir Khan said the "balance of power" needs to change in India and the definition of masculinity ought to be redefined.

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The Enforcement Directorate is probing a 2009 deal in which Anshu Jain, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank AG, sold some of his stake in IPL team Mumbai Indians to Teesta Retail Pvt Ltd, a shareholder in the entity that owns the IPL franchise and is part of the Reliance group.

The Union home ministry today put US donor agency Ford Foundation on its watch list on grounds of "national interest and security", and has ordered that any funds from the foundation to any NGO or agency must first receive the ministry’s clearance.

In the face of an onslaught from a united Opposition in the Lok Sabha on the suicide of a farmer in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced to seek a truce, asking for suggestions to address the agrarian crisis.

Intelligence agencies have found that the controversial Pakistani vessel, blown up on Jan 1 off the Porbandar coast and the one recently seized with heroin on board on April 20, had the same handlers.

Thirty-seven-year-old Indian-American Vivek Murthy was sworn in as the U.S. Surgeon-General by Vice-President Joe Biden at a ceremony here on Thursday, thus becoming the youngest-ever in charge of the country’s public health.

The weather office’s forecast of a weak monsoon this year could lead to a spike in air pollution in many Indian cities, including Delhi and its suburbs, says a Pune-based research institute.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today renamed six townships in the state. From now on, Siliguri will be known as Teesta, a major river in North Bengal, and Bolpur as 'Gitabitan', a popular compilation of songs of Rabindranath Tagore.

A 22-year-old man was allegedly killed by his wife because he was too dark.

The Centre has invited all members of Parliament to join a meditation camp next week, claimed by its organisers to help improve the working ambience and decision-making capacities in the nation's apex legislative body.

A church in Agra was vandalised on April 16, it now emerges, by a Muslim youth spurned by a Christian girl, who frequented the church and had refused his advances.


Arlene Manoharan, Swagata Raha and Shruthi Ramakrishnan in The Hindu, say that the government’s decision to prosecute juveniles charged with serious crime fails to address the root causes that trigger such crimes.

Swapan Dasgupta, in The Telegraph, says that Britain seems to be heading towards an era of unstable coalitions.

Varun Gandhi, in The Hindustan Times, says that the government should reconsider the overall agricultural risk market infrastructure, while assessing the merits of alternative models.

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