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India wants Pakistan to freeze the assets of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of masterminding the Mumbai terror attack in 2008. An FIR was registered against actress Sunny Leone, Google CEO Larry Page, and a Bollywood magazine in Ajmer city for allegedly spreading obscenity, police said. Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav tells HuffPost India that he's just an average guy who cannot be diplomatic. The Prime Minister-led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at a meeting held here today.
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, immortalized in the biopic, A Beautiful Mind, died in a car crash on Sunday. The Congress today threw the charge of "crony capitalism" back at the Narendra Modi government, threatening to release a list of beneficiaries who had allegedly gained from the Centre's international deals at the expense of public sector units. Mumbai Indians' (MI's) love affair with Eden Gardens continued as they clinched their second IPL title following a crushing 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a lop-sided summit clash in Kolkata on Sunday. Nearly 500 have succumbed to the ongoing heat wave across India with the maximum temperature touching 48 at Khammam in Telangana As a sign of its international expansion, the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) has mooted a proposal for a ground station in Vietnam. The BJP will celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's one year in office with a week-long campaign called "Jan Kalyan Parv" or "People's Welfare Festival" aimed at countering a flood of charges that its policies are 'pro-corporate' and 'anti-poor.' The Narendra Modi Government has decided to get the name of the its top bureaucrat -- Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth -- deleted as a 'respondent' from all pending court cases before Supreme Court of India, various high courts and litigations before tribunals.
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A heat wave across Jharkhand seared CM Raghubar Das's plans for an expansive sleepover programme at several villages to improve contact with the state's overwhelmingly-rural population. After a brief visit to a temple, Das fled to the comfort of his air-conditioned lodgings. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has discovered that a team, appointed to carry out airline surveillance, has been misusing its powers and forcing airlines to give them free flight tickets. A city-based gynaecologist and an insurance company will have to shell out Rs 8 lakh with 9% interest for 12 years for forgetting a mop inside a patient's body after a surgical procedure.
Prabhat Patnaik, in The Telegraph, says that farmers have been squeezed since the early 1970s and the benefits passed on to the middle and richer classes. This is unsustainable and cannot continue for long. Bruce Riedel says in The Indian Express that a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the bipolar alliance system in South Asia has hardened. The United States and India have come closer to each other, and China and Pakistan have come much closer together. Zahir Janmohamed, in The Hindu, says that the current government in Gujarat, like Mr. Modi's government before it, has stigmatised those who bring up the topic of Muslims in Gujarat.