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The Morning Wrap: Living Among The Dead; Nawazuddin Siddiqui Withdraws Memoir

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31/10/2017 10:09 AM IST | Updated 31/10/2017 10:17 AM IST
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Women look into the Intensive care unit in the Baba Raghav Das hospital in Gorakhpur district, India August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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A mother with two healthy children lives in mortal dread in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, fearing for their lives due to a deadly disease sweeping over the region. Betwa Sharma finds digs deeper into their troubles.

A year after 8 SIMI activists escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail and were killed in an encounter, lawyers representing the kin of those killed have said that several questions surrounding the encounter still remain unanswered.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and onetime business associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy and money laundering in connection with an intensifying investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Main News

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to constitute a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear petitions from November against the validity of the Aadhaar scheme

Bureaucratic bottlenecks, long-winded procedures, commercial and technical wranglings, coupled with the lack of requisite political push and followthrough, have ensured that no major 'Make in India' project in the defence segment has actually kicked off in the last three years.

Narendra Modi is striking a chord with his home state's grassroots BJP workers with his phone, a weapon that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi may miss in his arsenal in the battle for Gujarat.

Off The Front Page

After drawing severe flak for documenting his relationships, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui announced that he had decided to withdraw his recently released book, An Ordinary Life: A Memoir.

The Reserve Bank of India has objected to a draft law dealing with bankruptcy in financial institutions, saying some of its provisions could undermine the authority of other regulatory bodies.

Indoor air pollution was linked to over 1.24 lakh deaths across India in 2015, a report published in Lancet stated. This count was higher than deaths caused by pollution emanating from coal power plants (80,368 fatalities) and other industries (95,800 fatalities).

Opinion

Dineshwar Sharma, the state's interlocutor, should be cautious about his priorities in Kashmir. His concerns about online propaganda might be valid but it is only one of the multiple reasons ailing the state, and most of them are rooted in the real world itself, writes Abhishek Saha in the Hindustan Times.

If the bureaucracy is not empathetic towards those who are slow to respond, it will be very damaging, Yugank Goyal writes in The Hindu in light of the death of an 11-year-old who died of starvation in Jharkhand because her family's ration card wasn't linked to their Aadhaar.

The Hadiya case shows that freedom to marry who one wants must be recognised as a fundamental right, argues Tahir Mahmood in The Indian Express.

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