Morning briefing: Nehru’s niece returns Sahitya Akademi Award

GN Bureau | October 7, 2015


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Writer Nayantara Sahgal, who is also the niece of former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award on Tuesday protesting the Dadri lynching. She said that “people were being killed for not agreeing with the ruling ideology.”


Three-member panel recommends 400% hike in salary of Delhi of MLAs


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Sale of loose cigarettes banned in UP

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