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The Morning Wrap: Centre Moots Gun Licences With Lifetime Validity; RSS Queries If Pizza And Burger Hamper School Education

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Hyderabad, INDIA: Indian gun enthusiast Omim Debara holds a pistol, one of his licenced guns at his home in Hyderabad, 08 January 2007.The Hyderabad police are tackling a new problem as hundreds of licenses for guns issued by the government have not been renewed and many licensed arms holders have simply gone missing. Out of the 4951 license holders, 800 have not renewed their licenses and 300 are missing from the address given in record books. AFP PHOTO/NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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