03/11/2017 9:54 AM IST | Updated 03/11/2017 9:55 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: India's Missed Opportunity; Osama Bin Laden's Favourite Things

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The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of 26 people in a blast at an NTPC plant in Rae Bareli.

The forced displacement of ethnic Rohingya people from the Rakhine state of Myanmar has resulted in a massive refugee crisis in South Asia and left India with a missed opportunity to prove its neighbourly worth.

When Osama bin Laden wasn't planning terrorist attacks, such as 9/11, he was apparently watching YouTube videos like "Charlie Bit My Finger", among other pop cultural things, such as Tom & Jerry cartoons.

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The CIA has released over 470,000 files from the raid carried out on the late Osama bin Laden's hideout, excluding classified information sensitive to national security, as also a cache of pornography, pop songs and malware.

All unwelcome physical contact cannot be called sexual harassment unless it is in the nature of a sexually oriented behaviour, the Delhi High Court has said.

Scientists have found a previously undiscovered hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century.

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An increase in sales volumes of consumer packaged goods companies has boosted hopes of a recovery in consumption demand, indicating the possible end of the lingering effects of last year's demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax regime in July.

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for meeting the Chinese Ambassador during the recent border standoff at Doklam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a matter of "great sadness" that the Congress Vice-President did not "trust the country or its government" during that period.

The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed Kenneth Ian Juster as the next ambassador to India, filling a position that has been vacant for months after Richard Verma, an Obama appointee, left in the traditional churn accompanying the administration change.


Ever since Hardik Patel came in contact with the Congress, he has been vacillating from one extreme to another. The party has also been trying a balancing act between the Patidars, Dalits and other backward classes. Will this turn of events prove to be the Congress' pain or gain? asks Aurangzeb Nashqbandi in the Hindustan Times.

The Hindu asks three leading experts whether sexual harassers should be named and shamed in public. The answers, unsurprisingly, range from 'Yes', 'No' and 'It's complicated'.

The 19th Party Congress has re-identified the 'principal contradiction' facing society. There will be consequences, warns Jahangir Aziz in The Indian Express.

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