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The Morning Wrap: Pakistan Army Chief Cites Kashmir As 'Unfinished Agenda'; India May Boast World's Cheapest Bullet Train

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Pakistani army chief Raheel Sharif addresses internally displaced Pakistani civilians fleeing a military operation against Taliban militants in the North Waziristan tribal agency during a ceremony to mark the countrys Defence Day in Bannu, near the North Waziristan border, on September 6, 2014. Pakistan's military said on September 3, 2014 it had killed more than 900 militants and lost 82 soldiers since the start of a major operation against the Taliban in the tribal northwest in June 2014. The military began a long-awaited push to clear insurgent bases from North Waziristan district, on the Afghan border, after a bloody attack on Karachi airport finally sank stuttering peace talks with the rebels. AFP PHOTO / KARIM ULLAH (Photo credit should read KARIM ULLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Delhi government has rejected applications from cab aggregators Uber, Ola And TaxiforSure for permits to operate in the national capital.

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Senior National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal has raked up a controversy by suggesting that there is nothing wrong in Pakistani flags being raised in Kashmir, but his party chief and nephew Omar Abdullah said the party "does not subscribe to these views".

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Main News

In remarks that can cause concerns in India, Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif today said it is an “unfinished agenda” of the partition in 1947 and Pakistan and Kashmir are “inseparable”.

Apart from being accused of purveying unsafe instant noodles, Nestle India is now also being pulled up by the Central government of indulging in “unfair trade practices.”

India’s first bullet train corridor, between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, could turn out to be the cheapest high-speed train service in the world.

The Indian Express traces how global commodity markets, looser state control and climate have bloomed a corn revolution in Bihar.

Off The Front Page

The rivalry between former Bihar chief minister Jitin Ram Manjhi and incumbent Nitish Kumar is so intense that they are both insecure about who gets the fruits that grow in the gardens of the CM’s official residence, where Manjhi continues to stay.

Claiming that Ganesha idols had ‘eyes that were getting smaller and smaller’ as a consequence of being made in China, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar cited it as reason to spur the Make in India campaign.

Just days after the Modi government promised no discrimination on the grounds of religion, the iconic Somnath Temple in his home state of Gujarat has declared itself off-limits to non-Hindus unless they obtained special permission.

Villagers in Arhera, Mathura, were left gasping in surprise and shock after an 80-foot fountain of oil inundated their fields on Wednesday. The oil, hundreds of litres of it, spewed out of an Indian Oil Corporation pipeline after a valve fixed by pilferers into the pipeline came undone.

Officials responsible for overseeing the school and high-school examinations in Gujarat have found that several teachers and invigilators were making elementary errors such as ‘2+2=3,’ when evaluating students’ answer sheets.

Maharashtra's youngest councillor, Ashim Damle, has been thrown out of his party - not for anti-party activities-- but for abducting his girlfriend from a hermitage.


Kaushik Basu, in The Indian Express, reminisces about his meetings with recently-deceased mathematician, John Nash, who Basu describes as ‘the Shakespeare of economics.’

Pavan Varma says in The Hindu that India’s development plans cannot imperil its security initiatives.

Ashok Gulati, in The Indian Express, says that the clash of two emerging weather systems that will influence this year’s monsoon, could also have a political fallout.

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