The Morning Wrap: Church Attacked In Chhattisgarh; Man Who Offered Bounty On Kanhaiya Is In Debt

07/03/2016 9:23 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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The argument that Kanhaiya Kumar can be told what to do by the people of India because JNU runs on the taxes they pay deserves a swift burial. Notwithstanding several other reasons, JNU research scholars are hardly the big beneficiaries of exchequer largesse.

Kanhaiya Kumar has shown us why we should stop using the 'Siachen soldier argument' to shut down debate.

Kanhaiya Kumar’s ‘Azadi’ slogan that has become quite popular across the country is not actually inspired by Kashmiri separatists, but actually from Pakistani feminists.

The BJP lawmaker who called for the "end of Islam" in order to end terrorism, told HuffPost India that he is "proud" of what he said. He said that "broadminded Muslims" should eliminate Islam as it exists today, and revamp its "ideology" to be more modern and tolerant of other religions.

Priyanka Chopra is the weakest link in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal, which is a shoddy cop drama. Read the HuffPost India review here.

Main News


Gujarat was put on a state of high security alert on Saturday after Pakistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua informed his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that 10 terrorists had entered the state to carry out strikes. Two National Security Guard (NSG) squads were rushed there yesterday, and Delhi is on high alert as well.

A church in Khamardih area in Raipur in Chhattisgarh was reportedly vandalised on Sunday by unidentified miscreants chanting 'Jai Sri Ram'.

The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots were a result of the failure of intelligence and top officials, according to a 700-page report by the probe panel.

India beat Bangladesh on Sunday to win the Asia Cup title for the sixth time. The Indian team, which is the world's top-ranked side in the shortest format of the game, won the match by eight wickets over hosts Bangladesh.

As a consequence of attacks on people following different religions, India's neighbouring country Bangladesh is considering abandoning Islam as its official religion.

Arun Jaitley claimed that BJP has won the "ideological war" in the Jawaharlal Nehru University row, since the arrested students are now raising slogans of Jai Hind and waving the Tricolour after their release from jail.

Off The Front Page


The man who offered Rs 11 lakhs to anyone who shoots JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar has Rs 150 in the bank. According to the police, the Purvanchal Sena president, Adarsh Sharma, even owes several months' rent to his landlord.

Over 200 cows, most of them old and sick, are taken care of by a team of veterinarian doctors in a cow shelter in Rajasthan run by Muslims. What's more, on auspicious days like Eid and Eid-e-Milad, these cows get fed kheer.

Watching Priyanka Chopra demolish hot chicken wings can give you new life goals. The actress appeared in “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, and showed off her Indian roots by beating the host in his home ground.

Opinion


In JNU, as in Hyderabad Central University, gullible students are being targeted by forces inimical to the country, writes M Venkaiah Naidu in The Indian Express: "The government is determined not to allow campuses to be used for creating social tension and petty politicking. How could anybody support mischievous acts like burning the effigy of Lord Ram (in JNU), distributing pamphlets portraying Goddess Durga as a prostitute or observing “martyrdom days” for Mahishasura and Afzal Guru?"

The NDA must not cut-and-paste UPA’s Aadhaar bill, writes Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Hindustan Times: "The Bill doesn’t address the issue of Citizens vs Residents. It would seem a contradiction if Aadhaar is to be used to deliver subsidies and benefits (which are only rights of citizens), but can’t figure out who a citizen is or not."

LPG is the key Budget promise for poor women, writes Renuka Bisht in The Times of India: "Around 85% of rural households burn biomass as cooking fuel. But even in urban areas over 20% of them continue to rely on firewood, suggesting that the real problem is lack of money not access."

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