The Morning Wrap: US Confirms Pathankot Attack Emanated From Pakistan; Salman Khan Launches 'Being Salman' Game

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29/08/2016 8:49 AM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:53 AM IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the issue of violence spreading in Jammu and Kashmir in his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday. Referring to the protests which were triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on 8 July, PM Modi said that those who were using small children to further fuel violence in Kashmir, would have to answer to those children some day.

Three weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the need to attract more tourists to India, while addressing his first Townhall in Delhi, Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma has advised tourists not to wear skirts and to avoid staying out at night. When reporters asked the minister to clarify whether the Indian government was trying to enforce a dress code, Sharma said that he was merely offering advice.

Since life is a sum of half-satisfying and satisfying bitching episodes, the absence of a consummate language can be very daunting. That is perhaps why Bengalis, on spotting fellow Bengalis in a place where the language is rare to come by, often launch onto what may seem like a tirade in alien-speak to others.

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The US has reportedly given proof confirming that the Pathankot terror attack originated in Pakistan. The US has informed the National Investigation Agency that the IP addresses of Facebook accounts of Jaish-e-Mohammed handlers who masterminded the January attack and the IP address of the website of the outfit's financial arm, Al Rahmat Trust, are located in Pakistan.

The curfew in Kashmir was lifted from most parts of the Valley on Monday after 52 days of continuous restrictions. Violent protests after Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani's killing had forced authorities to enforce the curfew for nearly two months.

Haji Ali Dargaah chairman and managing trustee Abu Sultan Merchant has reiterated that as per Islam, women are not allowed to visit graveyards and that is why the trust had imposed a ban on their entry into the shrine's inner sanctum of the tomb of saint Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

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And LED advertisement board displayed a porn website during the day in one of the largest chowks in Pune — the Nal Stop chowk. The owner of the signboard claimed that the mistake happened because of a technical error or a virus. He added that he had approached the cyber cell crime branch to look into the same.

Actor Salman Khan recently launched his official game titled 'Being Salman'. In the game, players or fans can also take the avatar of his famous on-screen characters like Chulbul Pandey, Tiger, and Prem.

Indian artist Adrita Das has created a series "Gods Taking Selfies," where she imagines Indian deities engaging in all sorts of divine activities ― dancing, loving, warring, etc. Only this time, they're documenting the whole process, ostensibly to humblebrag and get lots of likes.


Jain Digambar monk Tarun Sagar's platitudes on female foeticide represent the hypocritical new 'affection' conservatives have for women, writes Ramanathan S in The News Minute. "His intention, that female foeticide be stopped, does not excuse the patriarchal prejudice from which this intention arises. To say that women should be saved only so men can get married to them and stop committing rapes is to see women as objects that only exist to be used by men for their pleasure. And this reiterates age-old, conservative beliefs for why gender-based violence towards women occurs in the first place," he writes.

Current developments could rapidly reduce the need for carrying cash in India, says an editorial in Mint. "A number of things are happening simultaneously, which could potentially change the way banking and finance work in this country. With the launch of the unified payment interface (UPI) by the National Payments Corporation of India last week, India has passed a significant milestone," it says.

The DNA of the Scorpéne submarine is its opacity, and what makes it vulnerable to detection is its distinctive acoustic signature, or the fingerprint of each boat, writes C Uday Bhaskar in The Hindu. "The dynamic part of this spectrum relates to the frequencies related to the sonar (the device used to detect the target) and the propulsion noise at different speeds and depths. Will the Indian Scorpene be compromised if this technical data is released by The Australian," he asks.

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