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The Morning Wrap: Bits Of Modi's Patel Statue To Be Made In China; Akram, Akhtar Exit Cricket Duties After Sena Antics

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Indian Presidential candidate, Purno Agitok Sangma (CR), along with tribals of Gujarat state and politicians, waves a bow and arrow at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Ahmedabad on July 6, 2012. Sangma is on a day's trip to Ahmedabad. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/GettyImages)

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Multiple news reports suggest that Virender Sehwag is likely to retire from international cricket. He hasn't played for India in over 2 years. He has however dismissed this as speculation.

With instances of communal unrest rising, President Mukherjee appealed for calm for the second time this fortnight.

A discussion on the tension between religion and inter-faith marriages in Britain on the BBC's Sunday Morning Live show concluded in a kerfuffle involving British Sikh, Jagmeet Singh, and the show's host Sian Williams.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc allegedly payed bribes worth millions of dollars to Indian officials to help move goods and obtain clearances from customs officials, the Wall Street Journal(WSJ) reported Monday.

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Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, is now in a spat with news agency Reuters India after the latter reported her complaining about the lack of funds for her ministry's programmes.

Facebook on Monday followed in Google's footsteps and said it would begin warning users, it thought were being targeted by state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Umpire Aleem Dar was withdrawn, while commentators Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar pulled out of the ongoing India-South Africa series on Monday, hours after Shiv Sena activists forced cancellation of talks between cricket officials of India and Pakistan.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought lowering the age bar to 15 years for prosecuting suspected juvenile rapists as adults. He also recommended death penalty or life imprisonment for those found guilty of raping children.

The Australian High Commission has expressed “concern” at media reports of an Australian citizen “being threatened with violence and detained by police because of a tattoo.”

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Thousands of Chinese workers are expected to arrive at Sadhu Bet in Narmada district end of this year to begin work on the Statue of Unity, a memorial to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a project launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat chief minister.

The Supreme Court has ruled that no copyright exists on the "title" of a movie or any other literary piece and quashed a criminal case against the producer of 2011 Bollywood film, Desi Boyz.

Here's how two Muslim men have helped rebuild a temple.

Shiv Sena has disrupted an India-Pakistan food festival in PUne, organised by a relative of Robert Vadra.


TP Sreenivasan says that the government's proposed education policy needs major innovation. " The conservative educationists are extremely reluctant to move away from fixed ideas and practices. As in other established enterprises, innovation is hard in education, since it will affect a whole new generation, and may be expensive and risky."

Upendra Baxi notes the Supreme Court's striking down of the NJAC amendment as historic. "The future of human justice and rights lies in mutual respect among co-governance institutions and in the brute will of super-majoritarian executive power."

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