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The Morning Wrap: Shiv Sena MP Threatens To Sue Air India; Chennai Temple Offers Brownies, Burgers As Prasad

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27/03/2017 9:54 AM IST | Updated 27/03/2017 9:55 AM IST
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The CBFC cancelled the airing of the Oscar-nominated film The Danish Girl on the Sony Network channel Sony LE PLEX HD, by refusing to give the necessary certification for its telecast. The subject of the film was considered "too controversial" by Board.

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who assaulted a 60-year-old Air India official has now threatened to take legal action against the national carrier. He has claimed that the AI employee "abused him".

Following rules mandating the Aadhaar number for filing tax returns and mobile numbers, the Government will now make the 12-digit biometric number compulsory for obtaining driver's license. The move is aimed at cracking down on multiple driver's licenses issued under one name, and is expected to go into force from October 2017.

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From implementing ban on illegal slaughter houses, to forming anti-Romeo squads, the new Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has taken over 50 decisions in 150 hours of his assuming the post. The swift decisions and their implementation have drawn mixed responses from all political parties.

American citizen Ian Grillot who put his own life in danger in order to save two Indian men from a hate crime in Texas, has now been gifted with $100,000. The Indian-American community, who regard him as a real-life hero, collected the amount and presented it to him in order to enable him to buy a house in his home town Kansas.

The Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday killed two commanders of the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. The two militants tried to attack a group of policemen in Pulwama, south Kashmir, but were stopped by swift action by the officers.

Off The Front Page

In a bizarre incident of racial discrimination, the residents of the NSG Black Cat Enclave in Greater Noida, searched the fridge of five Nigerian students on suspicions of cannibalism. The incident took place after a boy, who was a resident of the enclave, died of a drug overdose hospital later.

In a horrifying case of medical negligence, the body of a 70-year-old woman who went missing from a Madhya Pradesh hospital, was found eaten by dogs. Surprisingly, the medical staff or the doctors in the hospital did not even know that the woman was missing from the hospital. Reportedly, only her head and some upper body parts were all that was left of her.

A temple in Chennai has adopted a modern, funky twist to its prasadam by replacing it with tasty brownies, sandwiches and even burgers. For south Indian temples, which usually offer tamarind rice or sweet pongal as a prasadam, this comes as a surprising change that'll tickle the tastebuds of its devotees.

Opinion

An editorial in Mint outlines the unarguable tension between the approaches of the executive and the judiciary to the Aadhaar system and its implementation. The current issues with Aadhaar do not prove malicious intent on the part of the Government, but its follow-up and adoption in real life has proved inadequate, says the editorial.

In their opinion piece in The Indian Express, Ashok Gulati and Smriti Verma say that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's job is made easier by the fact that agricultural growth in the state can be achieved by putting dairy in the "lead role".

N Gopalaswami in his opinion piece in The Hindu says that criticisms of the reliability of the Indian electronic voting machine are unwarranted. He says that it is merely a tool which the political parties with poor electoral performance have adopted to cope with their loss.

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