The Morning Wrap: Before Retirement, Army Chief VK Singh Got Key Files Erased; 'Killer' Road Widows Telangana Village

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NEW DELHI, INDIA- NOVEMBER 24: Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh arrives at parliament house during the opening day of the winter session of Parliament on November 24, 2014 in New Delhi, India. The Narendra Modi government, which has promised big reforms in its first budget, is looking to push the Insurance Bill as well as the Goods and Service Tax Bill in the month-long winter session that begins today. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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