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The Morning Wrap: Nitish Promises To Make Bihar Dry State; BJP Says Court Order Banning Noise Pollution Infringes Religious Rights

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, listens to a speaker during a conference of the chief ministers of various Indian states on Internal Security in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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Lalit Modi who was once an advisor to luxury hotel chain Aman Resorts has now been declared persona non grata by that establishment, due to all the "adverse publicity".

A Dubai-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai made an emergency landing in Muscat after reports of a bomb threat.

One more AAP MLA, Manoj Kumar, finds himself potentially behind the bars on charges of cheating and forgery, instigating security forces and misbehaving with woman.

The Indian women's cricket team won the international one-day international series against New Zealand on Wednesday, with a close 3-2 finish. The nine wickets victory in the final match was a far cry from the beginning of the series, where India was initially down 1-2.

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The Supreme Court today handed the Vyapam scam investigation to the CBI with an allusion to the dozens of deaths linked to the Madhya Pradesh scandal, saying it didn't want "the figure of 36 (dead) to go to 37".

After aping Narendra Modi's campaign blitz, Nitish Kumar has promised to make Bihar a dry state--like Gujarat-- if voted to power.

Several coaching institutes in Uttar Pradesh churn out 'problem solvers,' who then become part of recruitment scams such as Vyapam.

Barely months after the infamous Sec 66-A was repealed, the Mumbai police have registered a defamation case against a man who tweeted some comments and a picture of a vacationing Chief Minister Devendra Fadnis.

The Supreme Court has flummoxed the Home Ministry by asking it if watching porn, within the four walls of one's house, was illegal.

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The Kerala government decided on Thursday to drastically cut down the population of stray dogs through large-scale culling and birth control measures after 40,000 canine bite cases in the state over eight months led to a public outcry.

Clearly PM Modi and his wisemen don't follow football. In the backdrop of the diplomatic meet in Russia, Modi suggested, of all games, a football tournament involving BRICS countries, the worst of whom can resoundingly thrash India.

The BJP has said that Bombay High Court orders, banning elevated noise levels and roadblocks during festivals, infringed on the "people's right to profess their religion."

The army will give up the vintage canvas shoes, initiated during World War 2, for smart sneakers manufactured by a multinational brand.


Mihir Shah says that findings of the Socio Economic and Caste Census, should be used to address the multidimensionality of poverty rather than perpetuate freebies.

Pankaj Sekhsaria and Trishant Simlai say that the case of Ustad, a Ranthambore Tiger that killed a forest guard, has driven a wedge between 'expert' and 'novice' conservationists.

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