03/10/2017 9:08 AM IST | Updated 03/10/2017 9:18 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Remembering A National Leader; Gauri Lankesh Killers Identified

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In the rush over Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October every year, it is easy to forget the legacy of another leader of modern India, Lal Bahadhur Shastri. What made the second prime minister of independent India special? An insight into his life, career and mysterious death here.

A wheelchair-user at a multiplex in Guwahati was called a "Pakistani" for not standing up while the national anthem was playing. The incident comes in a long line of aggressive behaviour to promote jingoism among the people that has sharply risen over the last several months.

Children's writer Paro Anand speaks to Murtaza Ali Khan for the HuffPost Blog about writing for young people, putting sex and romance in her books and her continuing interest in the lives of kids living in Kashmir and other conflict zones.

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A fiyadeen attack carried out on a Border Security Force camp near the Srinagar International Airport early on Tuesday morning has left at least three people dead in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat's throwaway comment that Kerala, along with Bengal, was protecting anti-national forces has led to a verbal fight between the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

From the textile industry to capital goods, banking to IT sector, start-ups to energy segment, the Indian economy's downward spiral is leaving a trail of job losses across both old and new professions across the nation.

Off The Front Page

At least 58 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a hotel in Las Vegas and shot at passersby in perhaps the deadliest incident of public shooting in modern-day United States.

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said on Monday that the special investigationteam probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh had found "definite clues" and "has identified those who carried out the murder", without revealing any further.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who had called for a "Sangh-mukt Bharat" not too long ago, is likely to share the stage with RSS sarsangchalak Mohan Bhagwat later this week at a conclave in honour of an 11th-century theologian of Hinduism.


In The Indian Express, Pratap Bhanu Mehta takes stock of the agitation around the demand for minority status by the Lingayat community in Karnataka and its political ramifications for the future.

In light of the agitation that erupted at the Banaras Hindu University, Vidya Subramaniam asks in the Hindustan Times when women in Indian educational institutions can have minds without fear.

Sahil Gandhi and Vaidehi Tandel write in The Hindu about India's need for a single coordinating agency with adequate autonomy and power to make decisions, following the death of dozens of people in the stampede in Elphinstone railway station.

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