The Morning Wrap: 5 Members Of Kollam Temple Committee Surrender; Ex-Bihar CM Manjhi Calls Toddy A 'Health Drink'

12/04/2016 9:31 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Indian bystanders gather among debris and building wreckage of The Puttingal Devi Temple in Paravur some 60kms north-west of Thiruvananthapuram on April 11, 2016. More than 100 people have died and 350 injured when fireworks meant to be lit for festivities caught fire and exploded near the temple where thousands of people had gathered to witness the festivities on the early hours of April 10. / AFP / MANJUNATH KIRAN (Photo credit should read MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Five absconding members of the managing committee of the Puttingal Devi temple, where over 100 persons were killed in one of the worst temple tragedies in Kerala, surrendered on Tuesday morning.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) may rusticate its students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are out on bail after their arrest in February on charges of sedition.

Three days after the Shani Shinganapur temple in Maharashtra was forced to revoke a centuries-old ban on women entering its inner sanctum, the Supreme Court has questioned why the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple does not allow the entry of girls and women who are going through their menstrual cycles.

Two Indian students at a medical college in Ukraine were stabbed to death while another sustained injuries in the attack.

The world tiger population has increased for the first time in a century. The number of tigers in the latest count is 3,890 in April, which is an increase of almost 22 percent from 2010, when it was 3,200.

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A Muslim woman teacher in Bihar has shown amazing commitment to her work as an instructor — she made sure she taught her class at a government school even on the days of her wedding this past weekend.

Even as the case against complete ban on liquor in Bihar comes up for hearing at the Patna high court, former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has come out in support of toddy, saying it wasn't liquor, but ‘health drink of the poor’.

He's everyone's favourite prime minister and he just won some more hearts. Canada's PM Justin Trudeau has released a special message to the Sikh community, just in time for Baisakhi.


The government must obey law on MGNREGA and make way for dignity, wages for poor, write Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey in Hindustan Times: "In a drought year, announcements were made enhancing the 100 days, with an additional 50 days of employment. No extra money was provided, and ironically, the notification itself has lapsed on March 31 just as the drought is peaking."

The NIT Srinagar controversy underlines need to handle sensitive issues with agility and an eye on the future, writes Syed Ata Hasnain in The Indian Express: "The events at NIT Srinagar are sickeningly familiar. Yet, we keep falling prey to these triggers designed to cause more dissension."

India should consider a presidential system like that of the US, writes Ashok Desai in The Telegraph: "Our Parliament hardly serves the purpose for which we elect it, namely to control and guide government policies towards what we want. Maybe we should try the presidential system."

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