12/06/2015 9:03 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Some Of Those Pics You Saw Of the Army's Myanmar Operations Were From 2009

Indian army soldiers pay tribute to their colleague Randeep Singh, who was killed in Thursday’s rebel attack in northeastern Manipur state after his body was brought to Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir state, India, Sunday, June 7, 2015. A group of rebels using rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons ambushed a military convoy in India's insurgency-wracked northeast on Thursday, killing more than a dozen soldiers in the latest major attack in the region in recent months. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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The Indian Expressfinds that the June 9 cross-border strikes by the Army on insurgents inside Myanmar may have had less impact on their military capacity than early assessments had indicated. Moreover, none of the group that first attacked the Indian soldiers were among those killed.

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An opinion piece, 'From welfare state to paternalism' by former Law Minister Veerappa Moily published in Thursday's edition of national daily The Hindu, has been withdrawn amidst charges of plagiarism according to a prominent notice on the newspaper's website.

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The BJP is so worried about any publicity for Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben that the party shut down a social awareness programme that she was to attend. The move has evidently backfired.

Through a selfie contest, a village in Haryana is doing its bit to photoshop the stigma of the state's abysmal sex ratio.

The Army, which has been commended by all for its surgical strikes against insurgents on the Myanmar border, was left red-faced when it emerged that two photographs, released by the Army, and doing the rounds on the media and social media platforms were actually from operations in 2009 and not of the current one.


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Markandey Katju says that the arrest of Delhi Law Minister Jitender Tomar suggests that India has veered dangerously close to being a 'police state'.

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