05/09/2017 9:28 AM IST | Updated 05/09/2017 9:31 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: The Victims Of NEET; RBI Has No Information About Black Money

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A lot of anger is still erupting in Tamil Nadu over the suicide of Anitha, the Dalit girl who was the visible face of the state's resistance to the Central government's national medical entrance examination or NEET. G Pramod Kumar explains the source of the controversy and its trajectory.

Did the BJP's NDA partners get the short end of the stick at the recent Cabinet reshuffle conducted by PM Narendra Modi? Sandip Roy analyses the gains and losses of this exercise, only to find that the former only fell to the BJP, while the NDA partners had to be content with the status quo.

India's former chief of the censor board Pahlaj Nihalani seems to be making up for lost time by presenting a sexually charged drama soon. During his tenure, he spent his time acting as the moral police, ensuring good sanskaar was maintained at all times. But now he seems to have radically reinvented himself.

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Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first substantive bilateral meeting on Tuesday since the Doklam standoff, which had put ties between the two countries under strain.

49 children have died at the Ram Manohar Lohia (Mahila) Hospital in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, within a month, allegedly due to lack of oxygen, the cause that reportedly killed more than 60 children in five days at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur.

The Reserve Bank of India has told a parliamentary panel that it has "no information" about the amount of black money that has been eradicated as a result of demonetisation of high-value currency notes or about unaccounted cash legitimised through exchange of currency post the noteban.

Off The Front Page

China is likely to ask Pakistan to crack down on two terror groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, named in the BRICS declaration, two experts associated with Chinese government think-tanks have told The Times of India.

A 54-year-old British national was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting three visually impaired minor boys at a school for the blind in South Delhi. Murray Denis Ward, a volunteer at the school, had been working with the children for a few months.

The popular Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament will get a makeover, with STAR India acquiring the global media rights to broadcast it. Unlike Sony Pictures, which previously distributed it, STAR is going to focus on the cricket rather than the song and dance act that had become identified with IPL.


Islamabad is extremely suspicious of US President Donald Trump's South Asia policy because it gives an open cheque to India for mounting a double front against Pakistan, writes Imtiaz Gul in the Hindustan Times.

PM Modi's visit to Myanmar is an opportunity to improve business and strategic ties and bolster the Look East policy, writes VS Seshadri in The Indian Express.

In The Hindu, Prashanth Perumal explains why collectivist societies fail to achieve economic equality as opposed to the popular view that individualist societies are worse off than the former.

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