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The Morning Wrap: Big Bazaar Caught In Pulses Hoarding Tangle; Boys Still Preferred Over Girls: Census

TO GO WITH: India-economy-retail-investment,update-FOCUSAn Indian family shops at the Big Bazaar supermarket in Mumbai on September 5, 2013. A year since India reduced foreign investment barriers to its retail sector to spur flagging economic growth, confusing rules and political uncertainty are keeping overseas supermarket giants away, analysts say. AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Days after Shah Rukh Khan spoke against intolerance, actor Aamir Khan joined the chorus of intelligentsia, saying he has been "alarmed" by a number of incidences and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country.

Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that he hopes one day film censorship will be a thing of the past. But don't keep your fingers crossed just yet.

Sandip Roy says that the controversy over the art exhibit of a floating cow over Jaipur only served to entrench existing ideological positions.

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Along with traders, retail giant Big Bazaar was also found illegally hoarding foodgrains. The seized stock was returned only after the popular retailer submitted an affidavit that it would sell tur dal at the rate of Rs 100 per kg only.

The Home Ministry has released figures that suggest fewer communal incidents than last year, but more deaths than the corresponding period last year.

Rubabuddin Sheikh on Monday voluntarily withdrew his application that challenged the discharge of BJP president Amit Shah in the case over the alleged fake encounter of his brother Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

New Census data indicates that pre-natal sex determination and repeated pregnancies were rife in India and boys outnumbering girls, irrespective of family size.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav said on Monday he will not tolerate corruption, inviting another wave of social media jokes since his oath-taking last week.

National holidays are not meant to relax and unwind at home, the Kerala High Court on Monday observed, directing the state to ensure all government servants be present in their offices, for ceremonial functions, on such occasions.

A BJP member today told a joint parliamentary panel to ignore what Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have said in his Mann Ki Baat monthly radio broadcast.


Christophe Jafferlot says that an ordinance-happy parliament, as we see under the Modi government, is "not only because of the NDA’s lack of a majority in the Rajya Sabha. The frequent promulgation of ordinances has more to do with a managerial ethos according to which the government should deliver quickly."

TT Ram Mohan says that seventh pay commission hikes for government employees is entirely justifiable. "Do we want to run the government — which comprises not just civil servants but the police, armed forces, nurses, doctors, regulators and academics — at all? Or have we persuaded ourselves that all of the government is simply money down the drain?"

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