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The Morning Wrap: Troubling Questions At Ryan International School; Apple's Big Leap

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13/09/2017 9:20 AM IST | Updated 13/09/2017 9:21 AM IST
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Four days after a seven-year-old boy was found brutally murdered in his Gurugram school's bathroom, some troubling questions have emerged over the police's investigation into the crime that has shaken up parents and prompted other schools to review their security.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi seemed to have found a new voice away from his homeland in the US. Speaking as part of a panel at a conference at the University of California, Berkeley, he spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress culture and himself. Here's our take.

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone," along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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After emphasising the need to amend and adapt the Indian Constitution to suit "Bharatiya way of life", the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mohan Bhagwat clarified that "Hinduness" does not involve sitting on judgment on other people's choice of food or clothes.

The autopsy report of the seven-year-old boy who was murdered at Ryan International School in Gurugram ruled out sodomy, though not other forms of sexual assault. He couldn't shout for help as his windpipe was slit and died of excessive bleeding.

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a priest from Kottayam in Kerala, who was kidnapped by Yemeni militants from a charity home in Aden, has been released after one year of confinement, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Tuesday.

Off The Front Page

VK Sasikala was ousted at an AIADMK general council meeting, which re-instated the late J Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu as the permanent general secretary of the party. Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran has vowed revenge on behalf of her aunt, who is currently serving time at a jail in Bengaluru.

In a shocking turn of events, a waiver of merely 19 paise has been given to farmers in Uttar Pradesh by the Yogi Adityanath government, leaving thousands of farming professionals in deeper distress. The promise of loan relief, which was reiterated by PM Modi a few months ago, was supposed to benefit 86 lakh farmers.

The Supreme Court ruled that courts could grant divorce to estranged couples even before the statutory six-month cooling-off period fixed under the 1955 Hindu Marriage Act if they had lived apart for a year or more before filing their divorce petitions.

Opinion

The digitisation of transaction is a masterstroke by the government to pander to the market forces, not for the benefit of the citizens, Shweta Banerjee writes in The Indian Express.

Economist Thomas Piketty recently published a paper claiming that inequality levels in India have risen sharply since 1922. Is he right? Tadit Kundu finds out in Mint.

A study published in the British Medical Journal reveals that women who suffer sexual assault in India are 40 times more likely to die than their counterparts in the US. An editorial in the Hindustan Times asks why is this the case.

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