The Morning Wrap: Ramdev And MSG Want Frisk-Free Flying; Army Foxed By Militants' High Tech Phones

11/09/2015 7:20 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs yoga at the 'Yoga Mahotsav' in New Delhi on March 23, 2014. Ramdev is launching a 'Yoga Mahotsav' across India with millions of people scheduled to take part in yoga sessions including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate for India's forthcoming general election and Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat Narendra Modi. India, the world's biggest democracy, announced the start of national elections on April 7 that are expected to bring Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to power on a platform of economic revival. AFP PHOTO /SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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