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The Morning Wrap: Did Actor Dilip Kumar Defuse '99 Kargil Conflict? ; Somnath Bharti's Dog Is A Free Canine Now

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Mumbai, INDIA: Indian actor Dilip Kumar speaks at the announcement of the release of the Bhojpuri film 'Ab Ta Banja Sajanwa Hamaar' (Please Become My Sweetheart Now) in Mumbai, late 16 September 2006. The film is centered on a village love story with actor Ravi (Kishan) playing the lead role falls in love with a village girl Nagma (Dhano) and is set for release in October 2006. AFP PHOTO/SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Don't get swayed by the pre-poll prognostication: Nitish Yadav still has a sizeable advantage.

Rajdeep Sardesai questions the timing of writer Nayantara Sahgal--niece of Jawaharlal Nehru--in choosing to return her Sahitya Akademi award. "Weren't the Sikh riots also an example of government complicity in the needless loss of many lives?"

Anu Malik's daughter appears to aspire for originality but has for now chosen her father's tack of aping songs from the West.

AP MLA and former law minister Somnath Bharti was today granted bail by a city court in a domestic violence and an attempt to murder case lodged against him by his wife.

Main News

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani military ruler General Pervez Musharraf had hammered out a draft framework agreement on Jammu and Kashmir in secret talks, a senior Indian diplomat familiar with the negotiations has told The Indian Express.

The Human Resource Development Ministry has asked President Pranab Mukherjee to put Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh on “compulsory wait,” a few weeks before his tenure ends.

Thespian Dilip Kumar was PM Atal Behari Vajpayee's peace envoy to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, used to defuse the Kargil crisis in 1999, according to a book by a former Pakistan foreign minister.

China has told Nepal’s Tarai leadership, agitating for greater rights in the constitution, that Beijing is not ‘anti-Madhesi’ and believes that for a stable Nepal, Madhesis have to accommodated in a political settlement.

Off The Front Page

The University Grants Commission-organised National Entrance Test for Persian had an answer key riddled with errors, according to test takers, with the result that all of the 317 aspirants who took the exam failed.

Somnath Bharti’s pet dog ‘Don’ was given the clean chit by a city court on Wednesday stating that the allegation of the canine biting his wife was unfounded.

A slew of A-rated censor-board movies, that weren't allowed on the television screen by censor-board chief Pahlaj Nihlani, maybe back on the board.

The Union tourism ministry has conceded that the Incredible India campaign is staring at a crisis of hotel rooms, in other words a hospitality hole that could disrupt plans to draw more foreign tourists to the country.


Navroz Dubash, commenting on India's preparations ahead of the climate talks in Paris, says that India's promise to reduce emissions "...is not driven by technical or even economic possibility, but by political strategy for a long-term negotiation. This strategy...does not press the brakes on the political momentum going into Paris, but also does not press the accelerator."

Usha Ramanathan says that the Aadhar "...was never about individual choice. It was never intended to be voluntary; it was only intended to be marketed as being voluntary..."

Nagaraj Adve explains how apples and fish are 'moving' north, forced by rising sea and river temperatures, and the consequences of this for the planet.

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