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The Morning Wrap: Mohan Bhagwat's Message; Indian Doctor Killed In The US

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15/09/2017 9:18 AM IST | Updated 15/09/2017 9:19 AM IST
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The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, Mohan Bhagwat, recently condemned trolling on social media by rightwing activists who deplore those who dissent from their views. The timing of such a call to behave is of some significance, but is it going to make any real difference?

India still has the largest share of deaths of children under the age of five, new data from the Global Burden of Disease (2016), published on Friday morning in the medical journal Lancet, shows, even as globally health is improving.

Dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was lynched by a mob en route home from a cattle market in Jaipur on the suspicion of being a cow smuggler, named six suspects to the police before he died. After several months of investigations all of them have been cleared of charges by the officials. Who killed Khan then?

Main News

North Korea did what it had been threatening for a while: a missile was launched over Seoul and Tokyo on early Friday morning, which is believed to have travelled 3,700 km and reach a maximum altitude of 770 km. The exact type of the weapon is yet to be identified.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India reached its high point on Thursday as he unveiled the first bullet train network in the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ambitious project will be connecting Asia and Africa in the future but has already upset China, rival of India and Japan.

An affidavit that got leaked revealed the government's real attitude to the Rohingya Muslims, who were retained as refugees in India after international criticism led by the United Nations. The document shows the Centre was to tell the Supreme Court that the Rohingyas are a security threat and drain on resources.

Off The Front Page

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's current "study tour" abroad, unlike his earlier pleasure sojourns, is meant to win friends and influence people. Smita Gupta analyses the impact of this extended visit on the future of the Congress.

Indian security forces delivered a body blow to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Kashmir after they killed the alleged mastermind of the deadly Amarnath attack on Thursday evening. LeT leader Abu Ismail and one of his associates, Abu Kasim, were "eliminated" in the encounter at Nowgam, outside Srinagar.

A 57-year-old Indian doctor from Nalgonda who had been working in Kansas in the US was allegedly stabbed to death by a 21-year-old suspect, police say. The motive behind the crime, especially whether is a hate crime, is yet to be officially confirmed.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, veteran economist Kaushik Basu argues that India could become a global hub for higher education and that much can be achieved without the government having to do any "heavy lifting".

Vinod Sharma, in the Hindustan Times, points out how "political dynasts" like Rahul Gandhi and Bilawal Bhutto can stay relevant instead of simply accepting their destiny as their lot.

An editorial in Mint charts out a course to help clear the longstanding pendency problem that Indian courts are plagued with.

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