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The Morning Wrap: Bombay High Court Declares Victorias Illegal; Lalu Supports Nitish For CM

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Following a severe backlash from women’s rights activists, the Delhi government has withdrawn its circular on subjecting rape survivors to the invasive ‘two-finger test' as a procedure to find evidence of sexual assault.

Ola, one of India's elite startups and a fast-growing cabs aggregator, has denied a claim by hackers that they had breached its site and could access user data including credit card history and voucher codes.

Chennai-based Sun TV's stock crashed almost 22 per cent after the home ministry rejected a proposal to provide security clearance to 33 TV channels of the network.

Here are the 12 most picturesque routes for a road trip in India, according to Google Maps.

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Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief has finally endorsed Nitish Kumar, his former rival and head of Janata Dal (United), as the next chief ministerial candidate of the newly-formed Janta Party.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in a controversy after his comments intended to praise Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina were interpreted as sexist and chauvinistic, and sparked outrage on Twitter.

Days ahead of the World Yoga Day on 21 June, a Muslim organisation has said it will launch a nationwide campaign against a proposal to make surya namaskar, a yoga asana that salutes the sun, mandatory in schools because it is "against Islam".

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In a victory for animal rights activists, the Bombay High Court declared that horse-drawn carriages used for joyrides in Mumbai along the seaside, were “illegal“, and set June 2016 as a deadline to phase them out.

A 60-year-old Mumbai-based woman became a mother through in-vitro fertilisation, a rare feat at her age.

Even as the controversy over the presence of lead and MSG in Maggi noodles is yet to die down, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has reportedly decided to set up a committee of experts to look into packaged food like chocolates which may be flouting norms.


Shaji Vikraman of The Indian Express wonders in his latest column if Narendra Modi's finance ministry is compatible with the 21st century and the modern times.

The latest editorial in The Hindu says that the decision of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, to restore recognition for the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC) organised by a group of students, has brought to an end an unseemly episode that was threatening to politicise the campus and distract from its academic focus.

AS Panneerselvan in his latest column in The Hindu takes a look at protecting journalism sources in the digital age.

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