The Morning Wrap: Lynch-Mob Victim Was Bangladeshi? Party Strife Reduced Kejriwal To Tears

09/03/2015 8:57 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian policemen detain activists of Asomiya Yuva Mancha (AYM) during a protest against the lynching of a man accused of rape in front of Nagaland House in Gauhati, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, March 7, 2015. The government of northeastern India's Nagaland state has suspended three officials and deployed paramilitary soldiers after a mob stormed a high-security jail, dragged away the man and then lynched him, officials said Saturday. The incident has sparked protests in the neighboring state of Assam, where the man, identified as Farid Khan, was from. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India)

The Morning Wrap is HuffPost India's selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers.

Main News

A 41-year-old Bengaluru software executive was stabbed to death in Sydney, Australia even as she was talking to her husband on phone on Saturday night.

The BJP has publicly condemned its alliance partner PDP's move to release separatist leader Masarat Alam thus revealing the tenuous nature of the partnership in Jammu and Kashmir.

Investigations into the lynching of rape-accused Syed Sharif Khan, by a mob in Assam now allege that he may have been an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant and had been in jail for over a week before the mob attacked him.

Throwing the government's ambitious immunization programme to control Japanese Encephalitis (JE) out of whack, China has refused to supply additional doses of the vaccine to India. India has been procuring JE vaccine from China since 2006.

A satellite analysis conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation shows that the Indian Sunderbans has lost 3.71 per cent of its mangrove and forest cover, as well as 9,990 hectares of its landmass, within just 10 years.

With an average of over Rs 1,000 crore a day, the net foreign fund inflows into Indian capital markets have crossed USD 11 billion (over Rs 68,000 crore) in little over two months so far in 2015. The analysts expect more such money, following assurances in the Union Budget to revisit controversial issues like GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule).

Off The Front Page

As many as 77 passengers, including Karnataka Information Minister Roshan Baig and three High Court judges, narrowly escaped disaster after their Spicejet flight from Bengaluru to Hubballi veered off the runway at the Hubballi Airport on Sunday.

A boisterous Carolina Marin sprung from looming defeat to swat Saina Nehwal's hopes of winning the All England Open Badminton championship.

The Telegraph digs into history for previous instances of death-row convicts in India and their engagement with the media and includes a personal account by a staff reporter of covering the execution of Billa and Ranga in 1982.

A forthcoming book by AAP spokesperson Ashutosh suggests that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had decided to quit politics due to intra-party strife after the party's Lok Sabha debacle, and was reduced to tears.

Essential HuffPost

Ayaz Memon says that T20 has stratospherically-improved batting targets in the World Cup.

Arnab Goswami in a tribute to prolific editor Vinod Mehta calls him "...the finest human being and the greatest editor of our time."

"What we need is a massive movement against patriarchy," Sarah Pilot writes on International Women's Day.


Leslee Udwin, director of the controversially banned documentary, India's Daughter, tells The Hindu that no surreptitious money or inducements were given for making the documentary.

Gwynne Dyer says in The Telegraph that Israeli PM Netanyahu's condemnation of Iran's nuclear programme was targeted towards his own political survival in Israel.

Sujan Datta's first-person account of being aboard a US bomb carrier being deployed against the ISIS.

Coomi Kapoor, in The Indian Express, reminisces on working for the late Vinod Mehta.

Praveen Swami says in The Indian Express that it is essential to deeply understand the psychology of rapist and that "..The awful truth is this -- our (Indian) culture is pro-rape..."

Christophe Jafferlot in, The Indian Express, puts the BJP's hypocritical attitude towards reservations in Maharashtra to political consolidation and religious ideology.

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