05/08/2015 7:55 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Atleast 12 Dead, 25 Injured After Trains Derail In MP; Maggi Gets Clean Chit From Top Indian Food Lab

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The Department of Telecom has withdrawn the list of 857 websites it had asked internet service providers to ban, in an order over the weekend. Internet service providers, however, will have to ensure the block on sites leading to child porn.

A government project anchored by All India Radio, and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will draw up a plan to train 3,000 beggars to sing and publicize various government schemes in major cities.

Who needs porn, when sizzling erotica already exists on bookshelves?

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has kept key interest rates unchanged saying that inflation was still a key concern and monsoon rains, which propel farming in India, continued to pose risks to the economy.

SS Rajamouli's multilingual epic Baahubali: The Beginning, which released on July 10 to rave reviews and packed shows, has now reportedly crossed the Rs 500-crore mark in worldwide collections.

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At least 12 are feared dead after two passenger trains, the Kamayani Express and the Janata Express derailed over a bridge in Madhya Pradesh , with some of their coaches still submerged in water.

In a major boost to Nestle India, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India-approved laboratory of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), a top food research institute, has found Maggi noodles to be compliant with India's food safety standards.

The government is planning to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to grant citizenship to Hindus from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh seeking asylum in India.

In a grave military blunder, two soldiers were killed and several others were injured when two contingents of the army opened fire at each other--in a case of mistaken identity-- in the militancy-hit south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Tariq Khosa, former top official of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, wrote in a leading newspaper that the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks were "planned and launched from its (Pakistan) soil." This supports India's years-old contention about Pakistan's involvement in 26/11.

The broad framework of the peace accord signed between the government and the Naga insurgent group NSCN (I-M) on Monday had been drawn but the finer details would take at least four to six months to emerge.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said the state is committed to the protection of cows and no slaughterhouse will be allowed to come up in the BJP-ruled State.

A day after the internet service providers blocked 857 pornographic websites, a number of cities across the country reported a spike in the porn-DVD blackmarket.

This is how Baahubali has been liberally inspired by Indian mythology.

Defending the execution of Yakub Memon, National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval, said, "Power is not as good as you have it, but as good as you can exercise."

Once the playing field of the young, India's information-technology industry is showing signs of greying.


Apar Gupta says that the debate on obscenity in India is confused and pulled in opposite directions by advancing technology and glacial legislation.

Rahul Tongia says that for the government's 'smart cities' programme to succeed, it must also learn from the smart grid, electricity-connectivity project.

AK Bhattacharya argues that the NDA appears no different from the UPA.

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