The Morning Wrap: CAG Says Delhi Power Companies Claimed ₹ 8000 Crore As False Dues; Osama Once Preached Gandhigiri

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An Indian boy gestures as he stands near high tension electricity tower on a roadside in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Factories and workshops across India were up and running again Wednesday, a day after a major system collapse led to a second day of power outages and the worst blackout in history leaving an estimated 620 million people without electricity. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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