The Morning Wrap: '112' Likely As Pan-India Crisis Number; Third Of Bihar's Poll Runners Face Crime Charges

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The application for private emergency service One Touch Response is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph in New Delhi, India, on Monday, August 17, 2015. One Touch Response is among at least four organizations tapping burgeoning demand for technology-based security services in India, where more than 10,000 people living in the capital have signed up for the service. Photographer: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Ahead of the Bihar polls, 30 percent (174 out of total 583) candidates have declared that they are facing criminal charges with 14 of the 27 BJP candidates also attesting to charges of crime against them.

India will soon get a single emergency contact number -- 112 -- similar to 911 in the United States. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the proposal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for a single emergency number across the country.

Seven of the 10 youths named in the FIR into the mob attack on Mohammad Akhlaq's house in Bisara village, leaving him dead and his son Danish seriously injured, belong to the family of district BJP worker Sanjay Rana. That includes his son Vishal.

A right-wing group on Sunday said it has issued a “diktat” barring entry of Muslims at Garba events during the upcoming Navratri festival at Mandvi town in Gujarat’s Kutch district to prevent “love jihad” incidents.

After the paltry 3000-odd crore the NDA government recovered as black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said that most black money was parked within India.

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Tarun Khanna says that Indian entrepreneurs ought to be more open to risk. "Over time, we Indians must encourage and identify many more role models of cleanly built ventures, and celebrate their inevitably iterative and failure-ridden paths towards their successes."

N Madhavan says that scavenger robots are the key to success to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

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