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The Morning Wrap: Victory For PV Sindhu; Ryan International School Reopens

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18/09/2017 10:29 AM IST | Updated 18/09/2017 10:38 AM IST
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Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu defeated world champion Nozomi Okuhara in a thrilling summit clash to clinch the women's singles title at the Korea Open Superseries in Seoul on Sunday. The 22-year-old Indian won over eighth seed Okuhara in a tense 22-20, 11-21, 20-18 match.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat, the world's second biggest dam, nearly six decades after its foundation stone was laid, on his birthday on Sunday. It is the second-biggest concrete gravity dam in the world after the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States.

The Supreme Court of India is yet to make it mandatory for the citizens to link Aadhaar with their mobile phone numbers. But who is going to challenge the government circular that claims otherwise, asks lawyer Chitranshul Sinha in HuffPost's blog section.

Main News

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is plainly averse to special privileges, such as flashing a red beacon on top of cars, but in a country like India, where VIP culture is so deeply entrenched, such practices manifest in other forms too: such an through the inequitable distribution of police across the population.

War hero Air Marshal Arjan Singh of the Indian Air Force (IAF), who died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 98, was given a state funeral at Brar Square in New Delhi. Singh led the IAF during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. The National flag will fly half-mast at all government buildings in the national capital.

US officials have asked India to scale down its ties with North Korea as war clouds gather on the horizon of Pyongyang, which recently tested missiles over Japan. Last week, during the state visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, India identified North Korea as a common threat.

Off The Front Page

Ryan International School in Gurugram, Haryana, which witnessed the gruesome murder of a 7-year-old boy recently, reopened after a hiatus of nearly two weeks, although parents are still worried about the safety of their children there.

Nobel Laureate Venkataraman Ramakrishnan urged Indians to focus on getting a quality education instead of engaging in sectarian squabbles on the basis of who eats what kind of meat, The Telegraph reported.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi have taken up the cause of NRI women, who are assaulted or harassed by their husbands, by threatening severe action against the latter, including the cancellation of their passports.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, retired IPS officer Julio Ribeiro condemns the threat to transfer the Director General of Police of Haryana, following the mayhem unleashed by the followers of Gurmeet Singh, as an attempt on the part of the powers that be to pass the blame.

President Ram Nath Kovind has urged Hindi speakers to give respect and more space to regional languages while addressing a function on the occasion of Hindi Divas. An editorial in the Hindustan Times applauds his comments and asks pro-Hindi speakers to heed his advice.

On the birth anniversary of Periyar and the centenary of the Russian Revolution, AR Venkatachalapathy raises a 'what-if' question in The Hindu.

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