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The Morning Wrap: The Maoist Minefield; Chetan Bhagat Accused Of Plagiarism

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26/04/2017 8:12 AM IST | Updated 26/04/2017 9:33 AM IST
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With the horrific killing of 26 CRPF jawans by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, it's time to revisit some of the ways in which India has been handling such crises in the recent past. Here are ten points.

Websites of several Indian universities were hacked on Tuesday, with anti-India and anti-Army messages written by a group that called itself "PHC".

Weeks after feminist drama Lipstick Under My Burkha was denied certification for being "too lady-oriented", the Film Certification Tribunal has asked CBFC to give it an A rating.

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The Supreme Court rapped Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Police for keeping Gulzar Ahmed Wani of Srinagar in jail for 16 years after being acquitted in 10 of 11 cases in a series of suspected terror attacks.

Delhi Police has arrested TTV Dinakaran, deputy general secretary of one of the factions of AIADMK, for his alleged role in bribing an Election Commission official to get the two-leaves symbol of the party.

Bangalore-based author Anvita Bajpai has accused Chetan Bhagat of plagiarism from her novel Life, Odds and Ends (2014) for his recent novel, One Indian Girl.

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Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is staring at a crisis after failing to get the Centre to hold talks over the volatile state. There's now a real worry over the future of the PDP-BJP alliance.

In a shocking tragedy, a Thai man threw his 11-month daughter from a roof, killing her, before committing suicide on Facebook Live out of fear that his wife would leave them.

Doctors in Mumbai treating Eman Ahmed, formerly the heaviest woman in the world, have withdrawn their services to stage a symbolic protest after her sister complained of negligence on their part.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Irfan Habib celebrates 100 years of one of the most powerful moments of the Indian national movement — the Champaran Satyagraha.

The new Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act that will come into effect from May 1 is expected to make the experience of buying a house in India no longer the nightmare it is, says an HT editorial.

An editorial in Mint notes the changing face of the urban leisure economy by examining the evolving dynamics of the movie-going experience in India.

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