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The Morning Wrap: Narcotics Found In Indian Army Trucks In Congo; FB's Renamed As 'Free Basics'

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An Indian soldier sits in one of the army trucks used to transport government-provided relief materials to Leh on August 15, 2010. Some 189 were reported killed and more than 400 are still missing as overnight flash floods hit the remote Himalayan town August 6. AFP PHOTO/TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage in 25 years.

Five-time World Amateur Boxing champion and Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom broke down during a public event in Mumbai on Thursday, alleging regional bias against her during boxing selections and trials.

Presenting, the worst movie trailer of the year.

A Tamil magazine believes that women who wear leggings ought to be shamed.

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The narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has opened an investigation into the discovery of assault weapons and narcotics hidden amidst a consignment of trucks being shipped from Mumbai to Indian Army peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, government sources have told The Indian Express.

Air quality in Delhi is the worst among 381 cities in developing countries, says a World Bank report.

To wipe it clean of the UPA's influence, the incumbent NDA government has cancelled several research and development projects connected with the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Facebook has renamed what it had termed its internet access enabling platform, "" as Free Basics by Facebook.

Off The Front Page

As police teams fan out to trace AAP MLA and former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti, wanted in a case of domestic violence and attempt to murder, his pet Labrador, which allegedly attacked his wife at his behest and is now at the centre of a police probe, is close to dying from a heart condition.

Non-resident Biharis are planning a 'litti pe charcha' to garner enthusiasm for the Bihar polls, in the US. Maybe Modi, who's now in the US can give them some tips.

After eight years of dreaming, research, designing and precise production techniques, some speed maniacs in London have finally rolled out the fastest roadster in motion on the planet. The Bloodhound can touch 1288 kmph, though battling traffic for that feat is another matter.

Ousted BCCI President, N Srinivasan is cozying up to once-arch-rival, Sharad Pawar, and backing him for the presidentship of the BCCI.


Khaled Mohammed discusses why the Indo-Pak war, of 1965, was mistakenly being "celebrated" across both sides of the border. "Pakistan should focus on its economy and postpone its revisionist programme. The old mindset is changing as Pakistan finally gets ready to set right its internal landscape of non-state actors doing an inverted jihad on Pakistan.

V Sudarshan says that before India consecrates Netaji Subhashchandra Bose as an icon, it should first develop a holistic picture of him, warts and all. He says, " Netaji made no attempt to break through the cocoon of his Japanese minders to reach into the grim reality of the islands under the Japanese bayonet. The Japanese made the English seem almost civilised."

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