The Morning Wrap: 22 Go Missing As Bridge On Mumbai-Goa Road Collapses; Donald Trump Kicks Baby Out Of Rally

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03/08/2016 9:39 AM IST | Updated 03/08/2016 10:22 AM IST
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Udta Punjab actress Alia Bhatt revealed that most of the Indian actresses don't talk about their private lives is because in Indian society there is a lot of slut-shaming. Eventually, the actresses chose to protect themselves.

The West Bengal government Cabinet on Tuesday passed a proposal to rename the state as 'Bengal' in English and 'Banga' or 'Bangla' in Bengali. The news was confirmed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who said a special Assembly session will be convened on 26 August to discuss the change of name.

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who has a history of making callous remarks, has now suggested that the gang rape of a woman and her teenage daughter in Uttar Pradesh on Friday night could be a political conspiracy.

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A bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed on Tuesday night and over 22 people are reported missing. The bridge, was reportedly from the British-era and was situated across the Savitri river. Two Mumbai-bound buses are among the dozen or so vehicles that are believed to have fallen into the flooded river.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's unrelenting yet unfathomably effective mission to alienate as much of the human race as possible to win a popular election stepped up a gear on Tuesday when he kicked a baby out of a rally.

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati announced on Tuesday that she was set to visit Ahmedabad to meet Dalits injured in a protest against four youths of the community getting flogged by cow vigilantes in Una.

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Ringing Bells has announced that it is set to deliver 65,000 more 'Freedom 251' devices to those who had booked the phones by Cash On Delivery method. Earlier this year, the company had planned to deliver 25 lakh handsets before 30 June.

Himachal Pradesh is set to start plying battery-operated electric buses on the Manali-Rohtang route. The state government has reportedly successful conducted trials regarding the same, and are now negotiating with companies for acquiring 50 big and 25 small buses. The state government has also urged the Centre to provide subsidy for purchasing 90 buses.

Actors Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone are set to be seen together in filmmaker Aanand L Rai's next film. Rai, known for his films Tanu Weds Manu (2011) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) has said that his new venture will be a "full-fledged love story with a lot of romance, songs and dance".


The protection of the unborn baby by obtaining voluntary recognition of personal responsibility and respect for the personhood of the unborn puts a greater emphasis to counselling, instead of rushing through a law which liberalises abortion, says K Kannan in The Hindu.

Economic post-traumatic stress disorder and the desire for safety can have lasting undesirable effects, writes Tarun Ramadorai in The Indian Express. "Gold holdings appear to have deep roots in household fears and expectations arising from lived experiences of high and volatile inflation. The long-lasting nature of the impact on asset allocation considerably strengthens the case for a strong inflation target to tackle inflation volatility at its source, in addition to solutions already in place such as gold monetisation and gold bond schemes. A broader lesson to be drawn is that uncertainty per se can have undesirable effects many years into the future — meaning that the costs of delay in policy implementation may be significantly higher than previously thought," he says.

International Olympic Committee should stop picking different countries to host Olympic games each year, writes Paul Glastris in The Washington Post. "All of this waste, risk and corruption is utterly unnecessary. The ancient Greeks held the Olympics in the same wooded sanctuary on the Peloponnese for a thousand years with no evident complaints in the extant literary record. We should do something similar for the modern Olympics: pick a city or country to be the permanent host — one each for the Summer and Winter Olympics," he says.

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