The Morning Wrap: 'Rioting' Hardik Patel Arrested In Gujarat; Police Nab Man For 'Onion' Hijack

04/09/2015 7:56 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian workers rest on onion bags while loading them into a truck at a wholesale market in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Aug.25, 2015. The prices of onion, a staple food of the Indian middle class, have been soaring in the past weeks leading to protests. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

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A second sketch of the psychopath, who triggered panic by allegedly attacking 11 women with an injection, has been released by police in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district on Thursday.

Children in Goa will be sensitized to be kind to animals, with the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) asking the schools to teach a programme on 'compassionate citizen'.

Pakistan is ready for a short or long conflict and--if pushed by India's policies-- will inflict heavy losses on India, its Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said.

A government official in Tamil Nadu has proven that the Candy Crush mania in India is far from over. While other officers were busy taking notes, S Kavitha, a revenue officer for the Harur Sugar Mill in Dharmapuri district, was caught playing the game during a meeting for farmers to discuss their problems.

Raju Moza in an open letter to ex-CEO, Rahul Yadav, says that there is a yawning gap between confidence and hubris.

Shabnam Aggrawal's lessons in being an entrepreneur in India include being wary of investors who only want to sleep with you.

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The Indian Express finds that the reason the Home Secretary was shunted out was because of several differences with Rajnath Singh.

Hardik Patel, 22-year-old leader of Gujarat’s Patel reservation movement, and his associates were booked late on Thursday evening for rioting and forced entry into the campus of Umiya, a Patel community educational institution, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Literary critic from Kerala, MM Basheer, has been forced to abandon a series of columns on the Ramayana, due to criticism from fringe groups.

As many as 11 Indian nationals are under detention in the UAE since early August on charges of planning to join the Islamic State (IS).

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani has written a letter to Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, appreciating his country’s stand on the Kashmir issue before the NSA-level talks that cancelled hours before they were scheduled to be held on August 23.

At least 38 passengers, including 25 women, were injured when Train No. 16859 Chennai Egmore-Mangalore Central Express derailed near Poovanur railway station in Tiruchi Division around 2 am on Friday.

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A 58-year-old school principal was allegedly robbed and left unconscious by three unidentified men inside a AC 2-tier coach on Wednesday as she was travelling from Gwalior to Delhi to receive the President's Medal for excellence in teaching.

Doctors say that it is Indian men who are most curious about Sprout, the newly-launched 'female Viagra.'

Vituperative VHP leader Pravin Togadia has said a uniform civil code and strict implementation of the two-child norm is necessary to ensure India's that demographic balance is not destabilized by a high growth rate of Muslim population.

The police in Karnataka have arrested a man involved with 'hijacking' onions.


Through the Howrah station, MJ Akbar paints the railway station as a microcosm of India's middle class.

Anup Surendranath says that the Law Commission's report on abolishing the death penalty doesn't go far enough.

Gaurav Chaudhary says India shouldn't worry too much about economic adviser Subramaniam's warnings on deflation.

Shiv Vishwanathan praises Vice President Hamid Ansari for being empathetic as well as critical of the condition of Muslims in India.

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