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The Morning Wrap: Sour Taste Of Victory; 100 Jawans Die Of Stress Every Year

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09/08/2017 10:05 AM IST | Updated 09/08/2017 10:05 AM IST
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In the early hours of Wednesday, 9 August 2017, Congress politician Ahmed Patel survived an attempt by Amit Shah to deny him his Rajya Sabha re-election. But is it a victory if a party with 57 MLAs struggles to get 44 votes in a Rajya Sabha poll? asks Shivam Vij.

As the incident of stalking in Chandigarh gets dissected in the media, several loopholes in the law are emerging, including the fact that India treats people accused of stalking for the first time with an odd leniency. Read more.

How many times have you seen cops flouting the very traffic rules they're giving you tickets for? It happens all the time, but most of us just grit our teeth, mutter a few uncharitable words, and get on with our days. But in Hyderabad, that's not going to happen anymore. Here's why.

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Ahead of the Supreme Court's crucial hearing on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, the Uttar Pradesh Shia central waqf board, one of the parties involved in the litigation, has agreed to shifting the demolished mosque to bring about a closure to the longstanding dispute.

Sebi, the market regulator, has sent shockwaves through corporate boardrooms and stock markets after identifying 331 companies as suspected "shell companies" — a term that has never been defined in the Companies Act, 2013 — and slapped severe trading restrictions on them.

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said the Congress won the Rajya Sabha election from the third seat in the state because two votes were invalidated. The BJP, he added, will explore legal options to challenge the Election Commission's decision.

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The war of words between the United States and North Korea is getting heated up, with the US President Donald Trump warning that any further threats from the dictatorial regime "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".

A 22-year-old national-level wrestler in Jharkhand was electrocuted at the office of the state association, operating out of a dilapidated building at the Jaipal Singh Stadium in Ranchi. The tragedy brought to light the criminal neglect of basic facilities for athletes in the sport.

About 100 jawans in India's armed forces fall victim to stress every year, the Defence Ministry told the Parliament. These deaths are caused by a variety of reasons, from fragging to fratricide to suicide.

Opinion

By granting itself universal suffrage, India got a major tool for nation-building but also shot itself in the foot in some other ways. Swati Ramanathan and Ramesh Ramanathan explain why in The Indian Express.

In the Hindustan Times, Mrinal Pande analyses the incident of stalking in Chandigarh, arguing that the State is traditionally always 'male' when it comes to addressing allegations made by women.

What could Rabindranath Tagore's poetic legacy give India and the world in these bleak times? Samantak Das weighs in in The Telegraph.

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