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The Morning Wrap: Indo-French Rafale Fighter Deal In Fresh Turbulence; Robot Kills Factory Worker In Maruti Workshop

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw says that the Parliament logjam has cost India millions of jobs.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced the seat sharing formula for the poll bound state. RJD and JD(U) would contest 100 each seats and the Congress party 40.

A 31-year-old motorist allegedly assaulted a MSRTC bus driver after getting into a brawl in Navi Mumbai and dragged the bus operator on his car's bonnet for 300 metres, police said today.

Nepal has issued its first passport under a third-gender category for sexual minorities.

The 29-year-old woman researcher, who has accused well-known climate scientist Dr. Rajendra K Pachauri of sexual harassment, has now written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested his intervention in the case.

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The government is considering prolonging the Monsoon session of parliament.

Fresh problems have emerged in the Rafale fighter-plane deal with India.

Nirav Modi, one of the top diamond merchants in the country, is being investigated by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for alleged diversion of imported, duty-free, cut and polished diamonds and pearls to the domestic market.

North Korea’s vice-premier Choe Yong-Gon has been executed for voicing frustration at the policies of leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said today, citing an anonymous source.

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A worker in Maruti's car factory in Gurgaon was killed by a robot in an accident.

With increasing prevalence of life-style diseases in India, one out of four Indians is at risk of dying from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardio-vascular ailments or cancer before the age of 70.

The spate of attacks on doctors by patients and their relatives seems to have spurred them to reach for private security cover.

Concerned about the growing number of prison inmates jumping bail or parole, Bangalore police is launching an SMS alert project under which the jurisdictional police will be alerted as soon as the inmate is released.


Anjali Bharadwaj says that the government has to appear serious on the Lokpal and Whistleblower bill to appear credible on claims to fight corruption.

Arunabh Ghosh says that India neglects its humanities disciplines at peril of contributing to national ignorance.

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