The Morning Wrap: Modi Elides Nehru At Indo-Africa Summit; Forensics Say Fire That Killed Dalits 'Started From Inside House'

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the African Heads of State and Leaders during the India-Africa Forum Summit at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex on October 29, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a united voice from India and Africa seeking UN reforms and offered the continent of 54 nations $10 billion in additional concessional credit. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spelled out his vision for the future of his country's economic relations with Africa. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, on Thursday, sacked the editor of the magazine, Shiksha Sarthi, for making the factually-incontestable statement that beef was a good source of iron.

Grant of parole to former Haryana chief minister, O P Chautala, has become the new flashpoint between lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung and the Delhi government.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday dismissed eight ministers and divested nine others of their portfolios to go to the 2017 assembly polls with a new-look ministry and trash the nagging taunt of “father and uncles” running his show.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said it was his right to eat beef and nobody could stop him, a statement aimed at Hindu right-wing parties which are campaigning for a complete ban on cow slaughter.

As the CBI registered a case over the October 20 incident in a Faridabad village where two children were burnt alive in an alleged attack by upper caste Rajputs, Haryana forensic experts, who inspected the scene of crime in Sunpedh, concluded that the “origin and source of fire was from inside the room and not from outside”.

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Studious silence on Jawaharlal Nehru from Narendra Modi contrasted with repeated praise from multiple African leaders for India's first Prime Minister at the Indo-Africa summit.

A 45-year-old head constable was arrested by the Raigad district police on Thursday for killing a 28-year-old constable by planting a bomb on his motorcycle. The motive appears to be the victim's close proximity to a woman constable.

Delhi's nightmare traffic, made worse by VIP restrictions in place for the India-Africa summit, on Thursday forced a woman to give birth in an auto-rickshaw in east Delhi.

Organisers of a documentary film festival are unlikely to screen a 21-minute film that deals with “beef-eating practices in Mumbai” during the event starting Friday because the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has refused to exempt it from certification.

Shiv Sena’s Aurangabad MP Chandrakant Khaire allegedly roughed up a tehsildar and called him the “progeny of Aurangzeb."

The Delhi police brass today issued an advisory instructing the force on how to handle situations involving state bhavans so that there's no repeat of the Kerala House fiasco.

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Sonalde Desai questions the logic of the next Pay Commission hike and whether it is the best use of government resources. "Whether it will address the real challenge, lower wages for Group A officers compared to the private sector, and recognise the public service advantage for the rest of the employees remains questionable. Let us hope that the Seventh CPC will address the challenge of government salaries with a scalpel rather than an axe."

MJ Akbar has a question for the media. "Why is just about every television news channel so reluctant to show the audience at Rahul Gandhi’s public meetings during this hyper election campaign for the Bihar assembly? Why do television cameras, fixed on Rahul Gandhi’s face and transmitting his words, pretend as if they cannot swivel?

Dibakar Banerjee, who was one of the artistes returning his National Award, has movingly written about studying in a "school with a right wing patronage." The notion of plurality, which he says is under threat. "The India we love lets its parents and students decide for themselves what they want to learn and how — if there was a school or college they could go to. For all our faults, frustrations, poverty, and inequality, we never lost that."

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