Summary

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Sikka gone, Infosys founders setting stage for Nandan Nilekani to lead firm

Within days of Vishal Sikka's resignation as MD and CEO of Infosys Ltd., the firm's founders and former senior officials are learnt to have persuaded co-founder Nandan Nilekani to head India's second largest IT company.
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Prabhu offers to quit, AI chief to head Rly Board

Taking 'full moral responsibility' for the spate of train accidents under his watch Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday morning and offered to resign.
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Purohit claims he kept Army in loop, Army blew his cover

A key defence of 2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit, who stepped out of Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai Wednesday after being granted bail by a Supreme Court, was that he had infiltrated radical Hindutva groups as an intelligence officer and had informed his superiors about it
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9000 kg of plastic seized since Green Tribunal ban, but no one knows how to get rid of it

With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) completely banning plastic 'less than 50 microns', the Delhi government and the three municipal corporations have collected nearby 9000 kgs of plastic. But there's one problem- no one knows where to dispose of it.
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New cadre policy for IAS, IPS

The Centre is firming up a cadre policy for IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service officers wherein they get to choose a zone instead of the current system of a state as their cadre.
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81 injured as Kaifiyat Express derails in UP

Three days after the Puri- Haridwar Utkal express derailed leaving 22 dead in Muzaffarnagar, 12 coaches of the Delhi bound Kaifiyat Express came off the track as the train hit a dumper in Auraiya district early on Wednesday.
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Triple Talaq Verdict- The Day After

Understanding context of SC ruling: divorce rate of Muslim women is thrice that of men
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Injustice Process

Lt Col Purohit's dysfunctional trial is the norm in terrorism cases in India. Consequences are toxic.
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The Trump discontinuity

His new Afghan strategy would be a game-changer for South Asia. There is an opportunity for India.
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Sharing the Future

India and Nepal must build on the socio-cultural foundations of their relationship to meet the economic and ecological challenges of the 21st century
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Tax, in the bigger picture

GST avoids the challenge of shifting to a higher proportion of direct taxes
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Your Plastic Pal who's fun to be with

For robots to work with people, they must understand people

Editorial

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Repair and Recover

The Nepal PM would crop up many complaints against India- from the Mahakali Multipurpose project signed with India in 1996 to the ill effects to Nepali traders and businessmen during the implementation of 2016 demonetization move. This is the time Nepal would take the standoff situation between India and China to observe which among the two favours its help and support to Nepal and would act accordingly. India and Nepal would also sign many MoUs and agreements to convey the message that India is really a friend. It is in the hands of the Centre to make Nepal understand that India is all about the best interests of Nepal and the people of Nepal can always see it as a friend. India would have to keep its head out of the internal affairs of Nepal and focus on creating good diplomatic bilateral ties with Nepal- that's a tough thing to do.

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