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The Morning Wrap: Playwright Girish Karnad Threatened With Murder; Indiabulls Buys Stake In Foreign Bank

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JAIPUR, INDIAJanuary 21: Girish Karnad during Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 in Jaipur.(Photo by Purushottam Diwakar/India Today Group/Getty Images)

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Columnist Hasan Suroor, a British journalist of Indian origin, has been arrested following a video sting operation by an anti-paedophile group.

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Sandip Roy says that Modi should take the right lessons from Advani's strong criticism of the functioning of the BJP. "The problem with calling someone a margdarshak is he might live up to his name and show the way."

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Playwright Girish Karnad has been threatened with murder akin to "writer MM Kalburgi" for demanding renaming of the Kempegowda International airport, after Tipu Sultan.

The Golden Temple in Amritsar witnessed high drama as a man tried to attack senior functionaries during Diwali celebrations and also exhorted the crowd to boycott the gurudwara celebrations.

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won her parliamentary seat, official results showed Wednesday, leading a near total sweep by her party that will give the country its first non-military government in decades.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader LK Advani would be invited to attend the swearing-in of Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar as chief minister of Bihar in Patna on November 20, Grand Alliance sources told the Hindustan Times.

As the noise over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bihar poll debacle grew louder, Union transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said it was unfair to blame only Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah for the loss.

In a first, an Indian corporate house, Indiabulls Housing Finance, is acquiring a large stake in a foreign bank. It is buying 39.8% in UK's OakNorth Bank for $100 million.

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A man in Japan who hid in a drain for five hours, allegedly to snap photos up women’s skirts, was given away when passers-by spotted his hair sticking out of a grate, police and reports said.

India's national broadcaster, DD News, has written to India's foreign ministry that DD's staff be provided more regular dining facilities by the PM's entourage when they are travelling abroad.

The Supreme Court has upheld the seven-year sentence of a man who had shot dead another after a row over the result of an India-Pakistan cricket match, saying it was a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.


Prabhat Patnaik discusses caste and its effect on modern society. "The essence of any counter-revolution, as indeed of any revolution, lies in its attempt to change the nature of the State, whether in one stroke or gradually. Not surprisingly, we are witnessing today an attempt to change the nature of the Indian State, to make it into a Hindu rashtra."

Pulapre Balakrishan wonders ponders the ways to make a country happy. "One cannot enjoy wealth or social standing if some members of the society remain unhappy. The economy, which is a network of material relations, can always be revived, but the society, which is a network of human relations based on trust, cannot be repaired easily once damaged."

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