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The Morning Wrap: Anna Hazare To Protest Against 'Liquor Menace'; Patanjali Ayurveda To Invest ₹1,300 Crore In Assam

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07/11/2016 8:09 AM IST | Updated 07/11/2016 9:21 AM IST
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File photo of Indian yoga teacher Swami Ramdev (L) with veteran social activist Anna Hazare.

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After Bollywood actor Salman Khan, actor Kabir Bedi has now come out in support of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in the upcoming poll and wished the politician "all the best" for the elections. The 70-year-old veteran star tweeted that a woman President in America would be a "historic landmark".

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced a list of measures to be enforced by the state government to curb the soaring pollution in the national capital, including putting all construction projects across the city on hold for the next five days and ordering the shutdown of all schools for the next three days.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was rushed offstage unexpectedly Saturday evening after an incident during a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada. A pair of Secret Service agents grabbed the nominee and hustled him off the stage as he was speaking. He was whisked away after an "unidentified individual" in the crowd shouted "gun". The Secret Service said no weapon was found at the scene.

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Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare announced that his next movement will be against "liquor menace" and for bringing a strong law for prohibition. The Gandhian said the draft of an act against liquor was almost ready, which will be presented to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

After the jailbreak by eight SIMI activists last week and the following encounter, the Madhya Pradesh government is planning to put electric fences around its 112 jails to enhance security.

Nine days after upending the 2016 presidential campaign, FBI Director James Comey announced Sunday that Hillary Clinton would not face charges over newly discovered emails found on a separate computer. Comey said he would not revisit his initial conclusion, announced in July, that Clinton acted carelessly, but not criminally, when she used a private email account as secretary of state.

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Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda is set to invest ₹1,300 crore in BJP-led Assam, on an herbal and mega food park. It is being set up in an area of 150 acres in the AIDC complex at Balipara near Tezpur, and will manufacture a wide range of products including cosmetics, nutrition and kitchen essentials.

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, an Indian military band is set to participate in the Japanese Self Defence Forces (SDF) marching festival 2016 in Tokyo. This is the first time India will participate in the annual event which is being held since 1963 and and is attended by over 50,000 people.

A man on Sunday claimed on Twitter that his 4G Lyf phone, sold by RIL's retail arm Reliance Retail, burst into flames. After he put up the complaint with photos of the phone, the official Twitter handle of Lyf smartphones promised him a thorough investigation of the matter.

Opinion

The one good outcome of the current controversy about the NDTV blackout has been the realisation of the sweeping powers that the government holds, says an editorial in Mint. "Last year, the government had introduced an extra clause — 6(1)p — to the Programme Code of the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994. This clause prohibits live coverage of anti-terrorism operations and restricts media coverage to periodic briefings by a designated officer. Any violation of the code allows the government to order a channel to go off air for a period of time. The action against NDTV India marks the first time the new clause has been used to punish a TV network," it says.

The agreement between India and Sri Lanka on establishing a Joint Working Group on fisheries is a small step forward in resolving the dispute between fishermen of both countries, says an editorial in The Hindu. "...One way of preventing boundary transgression is to find a livelihood alternative for Tamil Nadu fishermen. Equipping them for deep sea fishing is an option. For now, Tamil Nadu should show greater understanding of the plight of the Sri Lankan Tamil fishermen, who are economically weaker and yet to fully recover from a devastating war, and agree to a more reasonable phase-out period," it says.

The slogan of 'Make in Odisha' is being raised, Bhubaneswar is going to be a smart city. But first the state must explore ways of raising its farm productivity, write Ashok Gulati and Pallavi Rajkhowa in The Indian Express. "But the case of Dana Majhi, who was forced by poverty to carry his wife's dead body on his shoulders for 12 km, raises an important question: What is the best and fastest way to eliminate poverty," they ask.

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