Klips for 31st Aug

National 🇮🇳 | Assam ‘anxious’ ahead of NRC headcount
– The NRC will be published later today
– The state remains on high alert as atleast a large number of people are likely to be excluded
– The draft NRC has excluded 41lakh people
Hindu: http://bit.ly/34d92zT
#Update: Over 19L ppl have been left out

Aarey colony Tree cutting: Calls of ‘betrayal’ after BMC Tree Authority approves removal of 2646 trees
– It does appear as though the BMC pushed through the vote without letting those who opposed it about the vote
– Even the experts seem to have been kept in the dark
– Citizens have organized protests and are voicing their protests on social media too
Hindu: http://bit.ly/2UihZn7

Economy & Business 💰 | FM announces plan for PSB mega-merger
– As per the plan 10 state-run banks will be merged into 4
– PNB, Oriental Bank of Comm, Union Bank will be merged to former the 2nd largest PSB
Livemint: http://bit.ly/2UkZChb
#PSB: Public Sector Bank

Tech 📱 | Twitter CEO’s Twitter account hacked
– Jack Dorsey has 4mn + followers
– The hack became possible due to an option in Twitter to post via SMS
Techcrunch: https://tcrn.ch/34hApZY
Sport ⚽️ |

Interesting: A Quarter of Many Lows
BQ: http://bit.ly/34g098Y

Interesting + Op-Eds: In Kashmir Shops Are Closed and All Is Silent, But It’s Far From Peaceful
– ‘Kashmiris are used to preparing for long winters when snow forces us to wait indoors. The people can wait.’
Bloomberg: https://bloom.bg/34fa6mU
NYT: https://nyti.ms/2Ug2A6S
#Indian media seems to be ‘unaware’ of the issues and continues to ignore the lockdown in Kashmir

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