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The Morning Wrap: Ten Years Ago India Planned To Kill Dawood In 'Gangwar'; Squatters Hinder Home Minister's Email Id

India's most wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim, poses for photos in this undated photo at an unknown location. (AP Photo)
India's most wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim, poses for photos in this undated photo at an unknown location. (AP Photo)

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A 20-year-old girl stood up to a man who verbally abused her, by posting his photo on Facebook and got him arrested.

In a major disappointment to India, a UN tribunal today asked both India and Italy to suspend all legal cases connected to the Italian Marines case. It has instead asked both countries to submit an initial report on the incident by September 24.

The government has received investment proposals worth Rs 90,000 crore in the last two months for electronics manufacturing in India, with both local and foreign firms showing significant interest in making mobile phones.

Sachin Bhatia says that dating apps do well in India because they complement the Indian habit of not asking strangers out on a date.

These are the 10 biggest Sensex crashes in Indian market history.

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The government has opposed in Supreme Court a plea to bring political parties under the ambit of RTI Act, saying this would adversely impact their internal working and political functioning.

Former Union home secretary R K Singh has said that Indian intelligence agencies had to abort a covert operation, in which they had planned to take out fugitive underworld don and mastermind of Mumbai serial blasts, Dawood Ibrahim.

At the peak of the 1965 war with Pakistan, India had asked the United States to covertly provide experts to work with Indian military officials to tackle the Chinese threat.

Grofers (Locodel Solutions Pvt. Ltd), a Gurgaon-based hyperlocal delivery company, and Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd that operates a budget hotel chain under the name OYO Rooms, are among 50 companies that may be the next start-up unicorns.

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Exclusive to the Indian Express, Kumara Sangakara's father, Kshema Sangakkara, writes why his son didn't live up to maximum potential.

Rajnath Singh, among the most powerful ministers in the Union Cabinet, couldn't get an email id of his choice as it was taken over by a squatter.

Long lines, id checks and CCTV security characterize the sale of onions, the humblest of vegetables, and now akin to a precious commodity thanks to spiralling prices.

The latest entrant to India's political map is the Indian Business Party (IBP), an outfit that registered with the Election Commission (EC) on July 13, to espouse the cause of "small business."


Jayant Sriram says that the educational scams, such as Vyapam, in Madhya Pradesh, show how regulation without following the spirit of the law can turn malevolent.

Wajahat Habibullah says that for back channel talks to succeed between India and Pakistan there has to be clear direction from the political leadership.

Ajit Balakrishnan says that income inequality doesn't feature enough in India's public discourse.

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