31/08/2017 10:24 AM IST | Updated 31/08/2017 10:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Demonetisation And Its Real Purpose; Doctor Dies In Mumbai Flood

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With 99% of demonetised currency being returned since the notes ban last year, according to the latest figures from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), it's time now to clean up political funding and its sources, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.

Sandip Roy takes us through the antics of Amit Malviya, the head of the BJP's IT cell, who is embroiled in a series of controversial comments, including some based on fake news. Is he fast becoming a liability for the ruling party?

As Mumbai faced dire consequences after days of torrential rain, citizens came out in numbers to rescue one another from the flood, extending a helping hand to those stranded and opening up their homes for shelter to those affected in the disaster.

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Are the pain and suffering unleashed by the Centre's decision last year to demonetise high-value currencies to curb black money justified, now that the RBI has released figures that show almost all the money is back with the central bank?

More than 200 children, from newborns to 14-year-olds, died at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi in July-August this year. In the same period over 100 such deaths took place at the MGM Medical College and Hospital in Jamshedpur. Another day, another infant mortality statistic in India.

Telecom companies like Airtel, Telenor and Reliance Communications have sought a revenue-share model from content creators — a demand that has been strongly opposed by content companies as being "unfair and unreasonable" and against the tenets of net neutrality.

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As many as 51 MPs and MLAs have declared cases of crime against women, including of alleged rape and abduction, a study conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms has pointed out on Wednesday. The BJP has the highest number of such people in its fold.

The storm that erupted after the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda, for rape is taking a new turn, with some of his followers threatening suicide, according to police intelligence.

Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, the 59-year-old gastroenterologist who had gone missing after Tuesday's downpour in Mumbai, was confirmed dead earlier this morning after his body was found near Worli. He is believed to have fallen into a manhole near Lower Parel while walking on a flooded road.


Ever heard of patient-care systems? It's an index to measure how much resources are invested in those who are ailing and if they are getting any better. In the Hindustan Times, Meeta Rajivlochan and M Rajivlochan explain this concept in the context of India's healthcare infrastructure.

How does investing in an education, both by an individual and by the State, make economic sense? In The Hindu, Prashant Perumal tries to answer the question: Why go to school?

"One of the things a landmark judgment does is create a little tide of commentary and criticism that draws lay people into the discourse of the law and that arcane art, judicial reasoning," Mukul Kesavan writes in The Telegraph, reflecting on the recent right to privacy ruling of the Supreme Court.

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