Five must-read stories—November 21

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Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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10 hours before she died

In The Telegraph. Heart rending story of a medical student returning home in the ill-fated 19321 Indore-Rajendranagar Patna Express that derailed on Sunday morning possibly due to a fractured track. It took eight hours for rescuers to reach us, two more for them to take her out. She died within the next 15 minutes.

RBI Governor must take moral responsibility

In the Indian Express. While the Reserve Bank of India is responsible for circulation of currency, RBI Governor is silent on the issue. The Finance secretary is not talking but the economic affairs secretary is announcing decisions on a daily basis without any authority, alleges an office bearer of a bank officers’ association.

Rao was warned of the threat to Babri Masjid

In The Hindu. Everyone knew that entire trains were booked to transport Kar Sevaks to Ayodhya in 1992. Bricks were being carried from all over the country including Rameshwaram, but the then PM Narasimha Rao failed to take it seriously. Was it just an error of judgment?

8 crore stashed in hostel room

The Telegraph reports that the Income Tax department recovered ₹8 crore in cash from a hostel room in a private engineering college in Chennai, strengthening suspicion that private engineering and medical colleges are trying to convert their capitation fees collection through accounts held by students or employees.

Sindhu basks in the Sun

From The News Minute. PV Sindhu won the China Open on Sunday and stamped her class in badminton. In doing so she avenged the defeat of Saina Nehwal in the final last year.

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Published: 21 Nov 2016, 10:12 AM