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The Morning Wrap: Third Of BSE-500 Stocks At Decadal Low; GM Mosquitoes Being Tested In India To Fight Dengue

This 2006 photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. The Chikungunya virus, spread by mosquitoes such as this and the Aedes albopictus species, causes fever and agonizing joint pain that can last for months. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, James Gathany)

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Essential HuffPost

In a significant victory for the opposition and loss of face for the BJP government, PM Modi formally buried the version of the land bill his government had been championing for the last few months.

Alka Guha tells us why rising onion prices, the falling Chinese stock market and the daily dose of the apocalyptic in the newspaper doesn't scare her.

Former cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea have fallen foul of the law for allegedly beating up their maid.

Here's how a Bangalore professor and his student saved Munshi Premchand's ancestral house from decrepitude.

Main News

The recent bloodbath in the market and weak industrial output means that a third of BSE-listed stocks in India have fallen to decadal lows.

Investigators probing the alleged murder of Sheena Bora claim to have tracked down Siddharth Das, the man believed to be her father. They've also found a hitman tasked with eliminating Mikhail Bora.

A little-known private company, Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Ltd, or GBIT, is testing a British technology that is aimed at controlling populations of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that is responsible for transmitting dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

Taiwanese technology major Foxconn, which has already lined up $20-billion (Rs 1.3 lakh-crore) investment plans for India, is now looking to set up a payments bank in the country.

The United Arab Emirates is expected to seek India's expertise in launching its own Mars mission.

The India Meteorological Department's prediction of a drought seems to be coming true.

Off The Front Page

Airport officials in Hyderabad detained a South African woman and found her 'pregnant' and concealing 16 bags of drugs inside her stomach.

A worker in a pharma company, who accidentally inhaled methanol in the course of work and on the brink of death, was saved after doctors administered a peg of rum, every six hours.

Police in West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh are flummoxed by 'Injection Psycho,' a motorcycle-borne marauder who randomly pricks people--25 so far--with a syringe. It is unclear what the contents of the syringe are.

Thanks to a spirited scientist's patent, a weed may soon become India's answer to the Mexican drink tequila.

Doctors in Kurnool face allegations of treating a dead woman for three days and charging her relatives over Rs 1 lakh.


Rohan Murty says that the connections between Sanskrit poetry and math show that there is much to be proud of about intellectual thought in ancient India.

Faizan Mustafa says that the Census shows a rising acceptance of family planning among India's Muslims.

Oliver Sacks, who died at 82, was a polymath and unceasingly curious about the brain.

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