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In case you missed it: Our top read stories this week

Here are stories that made national headlines this week.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2017 11:41 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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People take the foot overbridge where a stampede happened at the Elphinstone Road railway station in Mumbai on Friday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

From the death of Eman Ahmed – once called the world’s heaviest woman – to a stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station in Mumbai, here some of HT’s top read stories this week:

Eman Ahmed dies: 10 things about her stay in India

Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman who made news when she arrived in Mumbai earlier this year for a weight-loss surgery, died in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Officials from the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, where Eman was being treated, confirmed the news. She had celebrated her 37th birthday only a week ago. Read 10 things to about her struggle with health and surgery.

22 killed in Mumbai Elphinstone Road station stampede

A rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 30 on Friday at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station.

The tragedy took place amid rain in the city around 10.40am when a foot over-bridge became heavily crowded. Read full story

Opinion | Modi may be the last hope for the Indian economy to achieve greatness

By seizing the time still available in 2017-2019 (and perhaps for five years thereafter), Prime Minister Narendra Modi may still live up to his own revolutionary declaration of 2014: “Government has no role in business”, writes Annat Jain -- founder of Acropolis Capital Group, a private equity firm that invests in India.

He says Modi may represent the last best hope for the Indian economy to achieve true greatness. If Modi doesn’t do it now, India will be condemned to this middling, snakes-and-ladder growth pattern for another several generations.

Comedian mocks every flag in Twitter thread

Did you ever wonder about the red diagonals on the United Kingdom’s flag not being aligned? Or, how the Sri Lankan flag, with a lion and a sword, is totally ‘badass’? And that the flag of Cyprus looks like a Cyprus-shaped coffee stain?

With a Twitter thread to beat all Twitter threads, British-born Chinese comedian Ken Cheng is on a colossal mission to disrespect every flag, from every country, one tweet after another - that makes it 195. And here is what he has to say about the Indian flag.

Twinkle Khanna’s 10 life lessons

Twinkle Khanna was awarded the Vogue Opinion Maker of the Year at the Vogue Women of the Year Awards on Sunday. To make it memorable not just for herself but also for those present in audience, Twinkle had just the right thing.

The author recited the 10 lessons she has learnt in the last 10 years of her life. They ranged from things like what she needs an alarm in her sanitary pad and to how useless it is to keep fast on Karwa Chauth for her husband. Check them out.

First Published: Oct 01, 2017 11:13 IST