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The Morning Wrap: Israel Refuses Pranab Mukherjee Request To Visit Jerusalem Mosque; No More Fees For Disabled At IIT

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 29: President of India Pranab Mukherjee meeting the children on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29, 2015 in New Delhi, India. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother's wrist, which symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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Of course, an apology, regret or condolences from the unimpeachable Narendra Modi is certainly not what we're asking. But given his constant extolling of social media it would've been kind of him if he'd spared a 140 characters in either of these 11 combinations to reference the Dadri killing.

Tushar Dhara writes of his love for Kalyani 'beef' biriyani, the less-feted of the iconic biriyanis of Hyderabad and wonders what the beef-eating fuss is all about.

The Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput wedding may have made the most noise on the tabloids but--irrespective of your political inclinations--you can't help but melt at this silent reel of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi getting married in 1968.

Longform magazine Caravan recently explained why it took them five years to have a women on their cover. Sanjukta Basu says that that explanation doesn't fly.

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Israel has turned down a request from President Pranab Mukherjee to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest shrines, during an unprecedented visit to Jerusalem next week, citing security concerns following a recent spate of violence at the compound.

Physically challenged students no longer need pay fees to study at the Indian Institute of Technology and the council, which governs the colleges, is also mooting going slow on a proposed fee hike.

The Rs 12,000 crore-savings claimed by the government from the Direct Benefits Transfer LPG scheme is vastly exaggerated says a study by the International Institute of Sustainable Development.

Writer Nayantara Sahgal has returned the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award to express her solidarity with “all Indians who uphold the right to dissent”.

The 88-year-old Sahgal’s move came against the backdrop of the lynching of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh’s Bisada village.

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Ahead of polling in Bihar, a survey commissioned by the state's electoral officer finds that 80% of voters don't see a problem with trading their vote for cash or other favours.

Barely 10 days into her marriage and a woman from Kerala get's a notice for divorce on Whatsapp.

FIRs were lodged today against BJP president Amit Shah and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for allegedly violating the election code ahead of the Bihar assembly polls.


The cow has become India's most politicized animal, says historian DN Jha. "The Manusmriti (200 BC-200 AD), the most representative of the legal texts, allows the consumption of the flesh, among others, of all domestic animals with teeth in one jaw, the only exception being the camel, not the cow."

Arvind Thiruvengadam says that the challenge to maintain fuel efficiency and stay within emission norms is a challenge that car makers struggle with and could lead to situations such as the Volkswagen controversy.

Barbara Harriss-White examines the changes underway in waste management in India. "Many people think it is the Dalits who are made to handle the waste but in the town I studied, about a third of the municipal workforce was not Dalit or Adivasi. It was getting cosmopolitan and being labelled as a municipal labourer did not cause shame."

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