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The Morning Wrap: Rains Kill 70 In Gujarat; Anna Hazare Agitates For 'Corruption'

India's anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare addresses the media in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Hazare held the conference to introduce his new team that will help take forward the

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Ruchir Joshi says the agitation at the Film and Technology Institute of India is symptomatic of how government constantly interferes in higher education in India.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta says that the Emergency’s lasting legacy is its diffusion into smaller ‘emergencies,’ which are enmeshed in the state apparatus.

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