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The Morning Wrap: The Face Of RSS Education; Suu Kyi Ends Silence Over Rohingyas

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19/09/2017 10:08 AM IST | Updated 19/09/2017 10:11 AM IST
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Muslim students attending schools that are run the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are being subjected to a mode of education that valorises Hindutva, forcing them to fall in line with it — Betwa Sharma reports from Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

In HuffPost blogs, policy analyst Manish Dubey points out why August 2017 marked the end of the public's honeymoon period with the Narendra Modi administration. Don't miss the list of disasters that happened in that month which could set the clock rolling back.

PM Modi wants to replace India's VIP culture with one that says Every Person is Important, or embraces the values of EPI. But it's a tough call in a country where 3 police personnel are allotted to each VIP and one to every 663 citizens.

Main News

A year after it was infiltrated and attacked by terrorists, which led to India retaliating with surgical strikes along the Line of Control, what does life in the army headquarters in Uri look like? The Indian Express finds out.

After keeping silent about the plight of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that she feels deeply for the suffering of all the groups of people caught up in the vicious conflict in the Rakhine region of the nation.

In a first-of-a-kind 'name and shame' exercise, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MoCA) has begun making public the lists of disqualified directors across the nation as well as those associated with shell companies that were struck off, The Hindu reports.

Off The Front Page

PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over escalating worries over the state of India's economy, after latest figures released by the Reserve Bank of India showed a slump in the growth rate of the nation.

A paediatrician at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh has become a crusader against the misuse of antibiotics, among other medical practices. Dasaratha Ramaiah says he has assumed this self-styled dictatorial personality for the sake of saving lives.

Thane police have arrested Iqbal Kaskar, brother of India's most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim, for his alleged links with a case of extortion.

Opinion

Can faith healers and spiritual leaders help forward the cause of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and spread the message of cleanliness across India? Naina Lal Kidwai weighs in in the Hindustan Times.

In The Indian Express, Stanzin Saldon, a Buddhist by birth born in Leh who recently chose to marry a Muslim man, writes about the political turmoil that has greeted news of her wedding.

"Sub-categorisation of OBCs provides an opening to ensure social justice works better," argues Sonalde Desai in The Hindu.

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