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The Morning Wrap: Buckingham Palace Was Modi's Port Of Call; 30 Students From Single School Claim Top 10 Ranks in Bihar Exam

Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi arrives at the airport in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Top cricket officials hope to resolve next week the crisis facing the IPL, including the future of Modi, beleaguered by allegations of corruption in an auction to add a new team to the lucrative tournament. (AP Photo) **INDIA OUT **

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Patna’s Super 30 are usually the talk of town for cracking the IITs, but 30 students from a single school in Bihar boasts have bagged the top-10 ranks in the state’s school examination. This is the same test, from where pictures of parents scaling walls to help their wards cheat, went viral.

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Kapil Subramanian says that India shouldn’t spend on big science projects such as the India Neutrino Project and instead, channelize the funds to smaller initiatives.

Mihir Sharma says Modi has the power to reform but no intent.

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