07/07/2015 8:38 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Amartya Sen Says 'Government Interference' In Academics; SP MLA Lets Loose Buffaloes On Highway

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Two Indians, both in their early 50s, were today jailed in two separate cases of molestation in Singapore.

Ashish Chaturvedi, a key witness who had named top politicians in Madhya Pradesh as party to the multi-crore Vyapam scam, has said he will be “the next mysterious death”.

A Pakistani boy who inadvertently crossed over into the Indian side was sent back to Pakistan with sweets and new clothes for his family.

Main News

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has gone public with a stinging critique of his ouster from Nalanda University.

The socio-economic and caste census data shows more than 1.8 lakh manual scavengers in the country, even as every state government has denied their existence.

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday has finally summoned former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi in a money laundering case registered against him.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif will meet on the sidelines of a summit in Russia, on July 10.

Another key witness in the Ajmer Dargah blasts of 2007 has turned hostile.

Acknowledging that women are increasingly choosing to raise their children alone in modern society, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that an unwed mother can be appointed as the sole legal guardian of her child, without the consent of the father.

Off The Front Page

Angry that a truck ferrying buffaloes had overtaken his car, Samajwadi Party MLA from Sadar in Mainpuri, Rajkumar Yadav, waylaid the vehicle and let all the bovines out.

An Indian-origin couple in the UK have been dragged to court for taking their two children out of school during term time to visit their grandfather, who was undergoing surgery in India.

An Air India flight “bounced twice” before landing in Hyderabad, according to a complaint by a harried passenger.


Ashok Desai suggests that the rise in banks’ non-performing assets suggests laxity on their side.

Swapan Dasgupta holds that Modi’s silence on the Lalit Modi issue is part of larger strategy where he wants to concede no ground to the media.

Referring to Lalitgate, Vikram Mehta says that the media shouldn’t become hostage to those with private agendas.

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