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The Morning Wrap: India Beat Pakistan; The Influence Of RSS On Modi

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03/07/2017 9:43 AM IST | Updated 03/07/2017 9:47 AM IST
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Days after Shreshtha Thakur, a police officer in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, set an example by standing up to errant politicians, even sending 5 of them to jail, she was put in place by the state administration. She was transferred to Bahraich by the state high command, ruled by the BJP, to assuage the hurt ego and wounded pride of its workers.

A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi publicly condemned the violence unleashed by cow vigilantes in various parts of India, a Muslim journalist in Bihar allegedly faced the wrath of a saffron-wearing mob. A journalist with NDTV and his family were stopped by the saffron brigade, and threatened that they chant 'Jai Shri Ram', or else be burnt alive. Fearful of their lives, the family did so, before they were allowed to leave the spot.

If you're an aspiring graduate or a professional pursuing higher studies, chances are you might need to fund your university education through a loan. While securing educational loans has become pretty easy today, here are some tips to keep in mind before you sign up for one.

In a blog, the Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), writes that the GST is a step backward for the disabled. She explains how the new GST rules seek to impose tax on assistive technologies and goods and services which are essential for the advancement of persons with disabilities and will consequently, hamper their mobility as well as ability to participate in education and employment.

Main News

A turf war has broken out afresh between the Union home ministry and the defence ministry over command of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards the 3,488km China frontier. While this has been a long standing issue, this time, the spat has resurfaced in the midst of escalating tensions between Indian and Chinese troops in the disputed Doko La area of the Sikkim sector.

India thrashed Pakistan by 95 runs to register their third consecutive win in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 on Sunday.

At least 41 Dalits from Gujarat, who were travelling to deliver a 125 kg soap to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, were detained at Jhansi station Sunday evening. They were planning to deliver the soap as part of a protest, following reports of nearly 100 Dalit families at Mainpur Deenapatti village in UP's Kushinagar district receiving two bars of soap and a sachet of shampoo each to "clean themselves" before a visit of the CM in May.

Just weeks before his retirement, President Pranab Mukherjee conceded that there had been "divergence of views" between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President and PM also voiced deep admiration for each other, with Modi saying Mukherjee cared for him like a father would for his son.

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The security provided by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at Delhi airport has been awarded the 'best airport security' by the World Quality Congress (WQC). It is the first time that a central paramilitary force has been recognized by WQC for its standards and professionalism in providing security

It seems the country's newly eligible voters in the 18-19 age group are not willing to vote or even enroll themselves as voters. Barely 40% of the country's newly eligible voters in the 18-19 age group are currently enrolled as voters.

Opinion

In a response to Swapan Dasgupta's blog piece in Times Of India, Mitali Saran writes for NDTV, explaining why the murder of a teenaged Muslim boy on a train in Haryana is not just a reflection of popular mentality, but also of politics. "Politically-obligated entities like Dasgupta much prefer the fiction that all dots are isolated incidents that do not amount to a pattern. This is his political task, as a member of the BJP, and that too is perfectly transparent to citizens," she writes.

This Telegraph piece notes now the Prime Minister is giving shape to RSS leader M.S. Golwalkar's dream. The op-ed argues that Modi may have focused on " vikas" and "parivartan" all through his election campaign but after assuming power he has given glimpses of his deep adherence to RSS ideology. "Though he has seldom mentioned M.S. Golwalkar by name, it is Golwalkar's thoughts and writings that seem to have most influenced him."

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