The Morning Wrap: Nirbhaya Juvenile Decides To Stay With Delhi NGO; RSS 'Shakhas' Spread To 39 Countries

21/12/2015 7:44 AM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 8:38 PM IST
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The juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya case decided to stay with a Delhi NGO under their watchful care, even as his term at the juvenile custody ended on Sunday.

In the last three working days of the winter session of Parliament, the NDA government wants to pass six bills. Unfortunately, the Goods and Services Tax Bill is not one of them.

The Delhi government has ordered a commission of inquiry into alleged irregularities in Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), even as finance minister Arun Jaitley hit back by declaring that he would file defamation cases against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP functionaries.

Five years after it was launched, the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), aimed at providing educational opportunities to Kashmiri youth outside the state, has lost much of its appeal. This year, only 941 avail scholarship to study outside J&K — down from 3,700 two years ago.

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The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's ‘shakha’ has spread its wings to 39 countries, and most of its branches are in Nepal and the United States. Except, overseas, it's called 'Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh'.

Thousands of liquor shops in Bihar could very soon be selling dairy products, if state chief minister Nitish Kumar has his way. He plans to offer dairy booths to those affected by closure of liquor vends as part of the policy to enforce prohibition in a phased manner in the state.

A visa-less Orlando Bloom was sent back to the UK from Delhi airport, only to return in 24 hrs after Amar Singh, Sushma Swaraj intervened. He's in the country on invitation from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

More than a year and a half after the Supreme Court ruled that transgenders can be a third gender, a 32-year-old Odisha government officer has come out in the public with her transgender identity.

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UP’s failure to implement the National Food Security Act intensifies survival crisis in drought-affected areas, writes Jean Dreze in The Times of India: "Alas, more than two years after NFSA was enacted, UP is yet to complete the groundwork – identification of eligible households, distribution of new ration cards and so on."

Healthcare in India is a leading cause of poverty, and the medical profession must own its share of the blame, writes Vikram Patel in The Indian Express: "In a country where the primary goal of economic development is to help raise people out of poverty, healthcare is driving millions into poverty."

Mukul Kesavan writes in The Telegraph on why the BJP won't change: "In good times and in bad, Hindu rashtra is the only idea it will ever broadcast. Narendra Modi will sideline majoritarianism at the same time as Marine Le Pen deletes racism from the ideological repertoire of the National Front... namely never."

Unhappiness, though dreaded, can make us do marvellous things, writes Manu Joseph In Hindustan Times: "I have a theory that after the age of 15, we die once every five years and become zombies, and to be reincarnated we have to do something extraordinary, not wise, but extraordinary, or plain drastic. (Some people have children.)"

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