06/08/2015 7:44 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Disabled Accused Made To Crawl Up Court Stairs; Kalam Aides Spar Over His Social Media Accounts

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Coinciding with the UN-backed World Breastfeeding Week, Tamil Nadu launched 300 public rooms that can be exclusively accessed by women who need to breastfeed.

A quirky survey by Motorola on phone-usage habits in seven countries finds that Indians would give up sex but not their phones.

Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram escaped unhurt after the car he was travelling in was fired upon.

Fortune finds that Indian superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the top 10 highest-paid actors in the world, earning more than Hollywood stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Johnny Depp.

Anuj Puri says that the washout of a Parliament session has a heavy economic cost for India.

Main News

A disabled person, accused in a criminal case, had to crawl to a courtroom on the fifth-floor as the police didn't consider arranging a wheelchair for him.

One terrorist was captured and the other killed in a shootout between militants and Border Security Force personnel at Udhampur, Jammu.

Bringing closure to one of the greatest aviation mysteries, Malaysian PM Najib Razak confirmed that the wreckage of a plane, found at the Reunion islands, off the Madagascar coast, was that of the MH-370.

An Indian Express investigation finds that students who clear the daunting IIT-JEE exams are often without support during college life.

Former Goa Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao has been arrested in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Off The Front Page

A day after Chhattisgarh Education Minister Kedar Kashyap’s wife, Shanti Kashyap,got someone else to sit for a university exam on her behalf, it turns out that the impersonator was her sister, Kiran Mourya.

Activists have protested Parliament's decision to designate a room in the House as a smoking lounge.

Kalam's aides are quarelling among themselves about controlling the deceased president's Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Bibek Debroy says that though railway level-crossings are responsible for many train accidents and ought to be done away with, several factors-including safety needs--paradoxically conspire to keep them going.

Jahangir Aziz says that monetary policy in India must cease to assume that world will return to the globalization heydays of 2008.

Alok Longkumer says that convincing residents of Nagaland and the members of rebel groups, of the efficacy of the peace agreement is the hard part.

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