The Morning Wrap: ISRO To Launch India's 6th Navigation Satellite; Beatles' Music Producer Passes Away

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SRIHARIKOTA, INDIA - JUNE 30: India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C23 launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on June 30, 2014 in Sriharikota, India. India today launched five foreign satellites on board an indigenous rocket, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to asks Indian scientists to develop a SAARC satellite which can be dedicated as a gift to the neighbours. (Photo by Subrata Biswas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Morning Wrap is HuffPost India's selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers.

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Actor Shah Rukh Khan and writer Chetan Bhagat wrote International Women's Day messages on their social media platforms. While Khan's tweet was an admission of the fact that some men will never know what it's like to be a woman, especially in India, Bhagat's long self help-like post was a sermon about what's good for women as a whole, which was slightly weird.

Usha Thakur, a BJP MLA from Indore, recently announced that people become terrorists, traitors or Naxals due to the negligence of their mothers. Commenting on the recent row surrounding JNU and its students' union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Thakur said that his mother had clearly failed to teach him about patriotism.

On International Women's Day, feisty Kalki Koechlin appeared for an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit to talk about feminism, LGBTQ rights, fairness creams and more.

Bengaluru security analyst Anand Prakash earned $15,000 from the Facebook's bug bounty program for finding a vulnerability. The bug could potentially have threatened lots of Facebook users' accounts as it was related to the password system of Facebook.

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Sanjay Rathod, convener of BJP's information technology cell in Junagadh, Gujarat stirred up a lot of controversy when he tweeted, "Shoot Anti-National JNU students & Proff and close the chapter. But one problem is that our doesn't allow to kill dogs. #WakeUpIndia". Rathod, who deleted the tweet, but claimed responsibility for it, said that may have been his Twitter team who put out the tweet.

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is facing legal proceedings for allegedly defaulting loans of over ₹9,000 crores from various banks, left the country a week ago, government today informed the Supreme Court. "What can be done now," asked the bench as petitioners appealed.

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch India’s sixth navigation satellite 'IRNSS-1F' on PSLV rocket at 4 PM (IST) on Thursday. The satellite, with a design life span of 12 years, will transmit navigation service signals to the users.

The World Twenty20 match between India and Pakistan scheduled for 19 March has been shifted from Dharamsala to Kolkata but Pakistan continue to delay their departure for the tournament as Pakistan Cricket Board's response has not been prompt.

Off The Front Page

24-year-old Bengaluru youth who died due to a lung infection in a Brooklyn hospital, New York, had made a will to donate his eyes, heart, pancreas, kidneys, oesophagus, liver and bone marrow. His act, which his family didn't know about, gave a new lease of life to at least six persons.

Anshu Agarwal a 25-year-old photographer has created a series of beautiful photographs of children playing Quidditch from the Harry Potter series/films. Agarwal, who is also a teacher at an NGO created the surreal effect through Levitation Photography in a Himalayan village in Garhwal .

While it's easy to turn a corner and make a new beginning, it's very difficult to find a toilet around the corner. Now, a new app called Find x Toilet helps you answer nature’s call by telling you the location of the nearest loo in Delhi.

George Martin, the music industry legend who worked on nearly every Beatles recording, died on Tuesday night. The music producer, who 'passed away peacefully in his sleep' had also worked with Elton John, Cheap Trick and Celine Dion.

Opinion

An editorial in today The Hindu takes a look at poor record at taking stock of communal riots, including the Muzaffarnagar violence plays. The report of the Justice Vishnu Sahai commission inquiring into the 2013 riots mostly glosses over the role of the Sangh Parivar in the violence, says the editorial.

A column by Shailaja Bajpai in The Indian Express takes a look at the intense competition between news channels and media agency which led to the airing of the doctored videos of JNU students' president Kanhaiya Kumar. "Kanhaiya has made a lot of people hot under the collar and there are many flushed faces on TV these days as they battle it out among themselves. Unprecedented. Unbecoming," Bajpai writes.

An editorial in The Telegraph says that it is a good sign that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has finally allowed its secretary in West Bengal to contest a proper election where people vote. "This step shows that the CPI(M) is gradually becoming an important part of the democratic polity of India, instead of seeing itself as a participant in some world revolutionary movement," says the article.

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