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The Morning Wrap: Rajasthan Cuts Taxes On Tobacco; Finally Jitender Singh Tomar Admits Degree Is Fake

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Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najib Jung (L) adminsters the oath to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Jitender Singh Tomar during the Delhi state swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on February 14, 2015. AAP president Arvind Kejriwal promised to make Delhi India's first corruption-free state and end what he called its 'VIP culture' as he was sworn in as chief minister before a huge crowd of cheering supporters. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Barely six months after being honoured by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its strict tax regime on tobacco products, the Rajasthan government slashed taxes on tobacco products, like cigarettes and gutka, by as much as 20 per cent.

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Sanjeev Sanyal says that Indian history has to be rewritten to include a more diverse range of interpretations.