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The Morning Wrap: In A First, Two Indian Colleges In World's Top 200; Rajnath Singh Wants Officers To Sign Files In Hindi

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Aatish Taseer suffers from a severe case of pomposity, this leaked email exchange with William Darlymple shows. Also check out these 15 other historic literary spats...

The fisti-cuffs on a live television show between two astrologer is a honourable nominee in the outrageous videos Hall of Fame. But HuffPost India has compiled a competent set of contenders...

Meat will flow free this week on the streets of Mumbai even as the Jain community observes its Paryushan. All the talk of a ban is now laid to rest.

The nations of the world have taken a tiny step forward to consider the possibility of reforms to the hoary structure of the United Nations Security Council.

The World Bank has said Gujarat is the best state in India to do business. Take a bow Anandiben Patel (er, Modi)

Main News

Stamps featuring Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, as part of its series titled Builders of Modern India, have been discontinued. The government now plans to introduce stamps under a new series featuring Deendayal Upadhyaya, Jayaprakash Narayan, Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Ram Manohar Lohia in the coming months.

Looking to carve a new business, Ola plans to spend Rs 5,000 crore and buy and lease cars to improve its driver-loyalty.

Amidst unrest and protests, Nepal's constituent assembly voted to remain secular and eschewed a motion to label itself a Hindu nation.

For the first time ever, two Indian universities--the Indian Institute of Science and IIT Delhi--have made it to the list of top 200 universities in the world.

Home minister Rajnath Singh has said that government officials should begin signing their files in Hindi, to promote the language.

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba group, is likely to visit India in November at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Off The Front Page

Police are on the look-out for Don, the dog of Delhi's ex-law minister, Somnath Bharti, who is 'crucial' to establishing whether his wife--Lipika Mitra-- was attacked by the animal on the instructions of Bharti.

Not sure if Robert Vadra meant it as a joke, but his Facebook post suggests he wants to go to every airport and erase his name from the 'no-frisking' list.

PM Narendra Modi will be staying at New York's iconic Waldorf-Astoria hotel this year, after US president Barack Obama refused to stay there.

West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle enhanced his reputation as one of the biggest party lovers in the cricketing world by installing a strip pole inside his house.


Ram Madhav describes the recent meeting of the BJP-RSS as a 'family get together.' The key take-away was that the "...ideological family went home content with the general direction of the country under the new government."

Nandan Nilekani says that Aadhar is "critical plumping" to leapfrog India into a developed state. Every user must have the choice to voluntarily share their information with designated authorities.

Jayant Prasad says that Nepal has been half hearted in including the voice of the people's representatives in discussing the future of the constitution. " The cosmetic invitation to the Tharu and Madhesi leaders for a dialogue, without the commitment to compromise, was like using the wick of a candle to light an electric bulb...."

Changing the lens through which we understand India's agricultural crisis requires "...doggedness and persistence, and the abandoning of cherished cliches..." says Sreenivasan Jain.

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