23/06/2015 8:28 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Softbank, Bharti Mittal In $20 Billion Solar Deal; Maharashtra Adopts State Butterfly

पती पत्नी और वो !! i got this crazy idea for title while processing... BTW.. i have no clue which one is male and which one is female.. the experts can help.. Only thing i know now is that this is <b>Monarch Butterfly</b> This is one more from my and Andy's short outing at Pashan Lake on Sunday (30th June).. This also closes one item my TO-DO list : to catch decent photo of a butterfly in flight!! Exposure Triangle: 1/350s, f/5.6, ISO 200

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Former IPS officer and aspirant chief minister Kiran Bedi amplified her saccharine flattery of Modi by suggesting on Twitter, that the Sunday rains were an aftermath of the synchronized yoga in Delhi.

With outrage growing over the murder of Jagendra Singh, a journalist from Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court today issued notices to the centre and state government on a petition seeking a CBI probe into allegations that he was killed on orders of Cabinet Minister Ram Murti Verma.

Modi's publicity managers appear to have their facts wrong, after a tweet erroneously suggests that a forthcoming visit by the President of Tanzania, is the "first state visit by an African head of state to India." There have been atleast 10.

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Ex Maharashtra chief minister, Prithvi Raj Chauhan, has said he was never informed about Mumbai police chief, Rakesh Maria's meeting with "fugitive" Lalit Modi in London.

The Modi government is changing the way it conducts its foreign policy, by entering into regional pacts with several South Asian countries and ignoring Pakistan.

Arun Jaitley's apparent defence of Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant Singh, who had business dealings with Lalit Modi, sounds a lot like how the UPA once rallied around Robert Vadra and his land deals. This, even as Lalit Modi continued his Twitterized assault, this time focussing on corruption in Congress.

Japan's SoftBank, Sunil Bharti Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan's Foxconn Technology on Monday teamed up to form a joint venture (JV) to set up a 20 gigawatt (GW) of solar and wind energy projects in India at an investment of about $20 billion.

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Yoga experts have said that some of the yoga exercises, that Modi demonstrated on Sunday, ought not to be done en-masse as they could be harmful to those with certain latent health ailments.

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav's faux pax questioning Vice President Hamid Ansari's absence at Rajpath, had the BJP scrambling for an apology.

Tata's Nano may not have been a roaring success, but bank deposits in Sanand, where it is manufactured, have seen a 2000% rise largely due to farmers who sold their land to the company.

India has national birds and animals but Maharashtra now has a state butterfly.


Thuppil Venkatesh says we need a more detailed understanding of the pervasive presence and toxicity of lead in our environment.

Ajai Shukla says that India doesn't use its leverage effectively, as a large buyer of arms.

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