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The Morning Wrap: Army Chief Says India Must Prepare For 'Short Wars;' Dogs Casualty Of BJP-CPM Feud In Kerala

Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, left, participates in a parade on the occasion of the Indian Army Day in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Indian army is one of the largest standing army of the world. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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The Law Commission, which came out with a report on the death penalty in India, finds that R Venkatraman, Zail Singh and Pranab Mukherjee were the three Indian presidents least likely to commute a death sentence.

Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag said India has to be ready for a number of 'short wars' with Pakistan.

Nearly 120 academics, including Sheldon Pollock and Wendy Doniger, have signed a petition protesting Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to Silicon Valley.

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The defence ministry’s top acquisition body — the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) — gave a go ahead to the negotiation committee on purchasing Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force, signalling an end to the deadlock in talks over the purchase of the 36 fighter jets.

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Following a review of the categorisation of various sports disciplines, the Union sports ministry has decided to include yoga in the list.

Narendra Modi, during his campaign speeches in Bihar, called the residents of the state "the most intelligent."

Three dogs, throats slit and hung by the neck from an electric pole, are a surprising casualty of tensions between the Communist Party and Sangh-BJP cadres in north Kerala.


Pavan Khera says that the BJP's attempt to rename Aurangzeb road after Kalam is part of a provocative strategy.

Abusaleh Shariff says that the Census on religions should've tabulated the work habits and contribution to the economy, of India's various religious groups.

Hasan Suroor says that the media coverage of the Sheena Bora murder smacks of 'cultural racism.'

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