04/05/2015 9:30 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Family Of Moga Molestation Victim Enters Truce With Government


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The family of a 13-year-old girl, who died after being thrown off a bus in Moga district by her molesters, reached a truce with Punjab government and accepted the compensation offered to them.

The BJP's political pugilists plan to pass four heavyweight Bills before the Parliament closes this week. While time is short, it also the absence of political consensus and a perception in the Opposition of being "bulldozed" that will make the going that much more tough for the government.

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Modi's impromptu decision to visit Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamul Congress' decision to break Opposition ranks and back the Goods and Services Tax bill suggests a thaw between Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi.

Four months after she was denied information on her security cover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben has filed a second appeal under the RTI Act seeking details on the matter.

Al Qaeda's Indian chief, while claiming responsibility for murdering an atheist Bangladeshi blogger, has also mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi by name in a public address.

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Indian and Korean archaeologists have teamed up to extract DNA from four skeletons from a Harappan site at Rakhigarhi, Haryana and make anatomically-accurate models of Harappans, who lived 4,500 years ago.

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Sunday made a bold fashion statement at the 62nd National Awards, by opting for a light mauve body-hugging gown rather than the sarees usually worn by Indian actors.

The Delhi police have threatened to let loose a "Beast" on bullies who harass people from Northeast India. The Beast, as the cops call it and named to evoke President Obama's attack-proof vehicle, includes police personnel picked from the North East and is part of the Delhi police's drive to appear sensitive to Indians from the Northeast, who live and work in Delhi.

The Union home ministry has asked the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to publish the names of "egoistic" members of Parliament known to try and pull rank and intimidate security staff at airports when asked to comply with security checks.

Romeo Fernandes has become the first Indian footballer to play professionally in Brazil, making his debut for top-flight club Atletico Paranaense on Saturday.

Thirty years after Indian authorities failed in their project to train the "genetically-gifted" Gujarati-Nigerian Siddis for athletic glory, a twenty-year old, minimally-trained Siddi called Rasool Majgul, could well be the long sought diamond in the rough

The Business Standard tracks who in the current government are the most enthusiastic on Twitter and who don't really care about being "followed."


Sonalde Desai and Debasis Barik, present evidence in The Hindu that, contrary to the beliefs of certain parliamentarians, smoking is as injurious to Indians as it is to Westerners.

Manu Joseph dissects Prime Minister Modi's 'Smart City' project in The Hindustan Times and says that Indian cities need efficient planning rather than Disneylands to become smart.

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