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The Morning Wrap: Ex-Interpol Chief Says No Requests Ever by India To Nab Modi; NSA Spied On Presidents

In this Tuesday, April 20, 2010 file photo, then Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi arrives at the airport in Mumbai, India. The Indian Premier League's governing council Monday appointed cricket board vice president Chirayu Amin as IPL's interim chairman in place of suspended chief Lalit Modi, who is facing an inquiry over allegations of corruption. (AP Photo) ** INDIA OUT **

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The former chief of the Interpol, Ronald Noble, has said that there was no notice issued to apprehend Lalit Modi for foreign exchange violations. That implies agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate may have been lying about the 'Blue Corner' notices.

The Income Tax department is likely to issue notices to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi asking them to pay tax and penalty on "income" of Rs 1,300 crore that investigators believe they earned from the transfer of shares of Associated Journal Ltd (AJL), publishers of the now-defunct party newspaper, The National Herald.

Ushering in a wave of technology-driven reforms, regulator Sebi on Tuesday allowed startups to list and raise funds with an easier set of norms within India, while it made investments cheque-free for all IPOs.

President Pranab Mukherjee's secretary is the latest to be dragged into Lalit Modi's mess.

A Wikileaks cable says that the US National Security Agency had spied on French Presidents Chiraque, Sarkozy and Hollande.

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G Sampath says that sexism is alive and well even in the 'gender-neutral' tech industry.

Harish Trivedi says that national anthems have even historically been treated as objects of satire.

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