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The Morning Wrap: Hrithik Roshan's Cyber Ordeal; Railways To End VIP Culture

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09/10/2017 9:22 AM IST | Updated 09/10/2017 9:22 AM IST
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Actor Hrithik Roshan speaks to Indrani Basu of HuffPost India about his alleged affair with colleague Kangana Ranaut and describes what turns out to be a case of cyberstalking, involving a relentless stalker, 3,000 emails and an imposter. Don't miss this chilling story.

Radhika Ramaseshan explains how the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh stole a march on the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre when it came to dealing with the deepening economic mess, precipitated by the recently imposed Goods and Services Tax.

On Air Force Day, bodies of Indian Air Force officials killed in a helicopter crash near Tawang came back to New Delhi hastily wrapped in makeshift cardboard boxes. Retd Lt General HS Panag posted a picture of the bodies on Twitter, which lead to concerns about the State disrespecting the dead.

Main News

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel said there are visible signs of an upturn and economic growth is likely to exceed 7% in the last two quarters of the year as projected in last week's Monetary Policy Report.

Two days after seven military personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in Tawang, purported images of their bodies being transferred in cardboard boxes surfaced on Sunday, triggering an outrage.

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna has made it mandatory for patients to furnish their Aadhaar number before admission, becoming the first hospital in Bihar to do so.

Off The Front Page

A report in the online news portal The Wire about the business dealings of BJP president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah triggered a political storm on Sunday. The Congress asking whether PM Narendra Modi would order an inquiry by the CBI or Enforcement Directorate. The BJP called it "false" and defamatory".

On a visit to his hometown Vadnagar in Gujarat, PM Modi dedicated two medical colleges and hospitals — one each in Vadnagar and Himmatnagar of Sabarkantha district — and a bus station and a town hall as well in Vadnagar, apart from launching other publicity campaigns aimed at the 2018 state elections.

The railway ministry has asked its senior staff to slug it out — at home and at work — as part of steps to end the VIP culture in India's national transporter.

Opinion

The moustache protests underline the confidence of a generation raring to question hierarchical traditions, writes Dhrubo Jyoti in the Hindustan Times.

Caste prejudice is embedded in the Swachh Bharat campaign began by PM Narendra Modi's government to bring in cleanliness among the people, writes Manini Chatterjee in The Telegraph.

Prem Shankar Jha writes in The Indian Express about Yashwant Sinha's major role in pulling India out of recession between 1997 and 2002, in light of the latter's recent outburst over the dwindling performance of the economy under current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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