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The Morning Wrap: Call For Love After Kansas Techie Murder; Pellet Guns To Return To Kashmir

Our selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers.

28/02/2017 8:26 AM IST | Updated 28/02/2017 9:29 AM IST
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24-year-old Ian Grillot, who plunged in to save two Indians being attacked in a bar in Kansas city, has said there's too much hate in the US now. Last week Adam Purinton, a former US Navy employee, attacked the Indians, shouting "get out of my country". Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an employee of Garmin was killed, while his colleague, Alok R Madasani, was injured in the gun firing.

After DU student Gurmehar Kaur posted a signage on Twitter protesting against the atrocities of the All India Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on college campuses, she hasn't heard the end of it from men trolling her on the social media platform. From a sportsman to an actor to a politician, they have mocked her opinion relentlessly. What does this with-hunt of women with views say of Indian men?

With Moonlight winning Best Picture Award, after a mistaken announcement declaring La La Land (which didn't do as well in the tally as expected) the winner, you may want to cross-check all the winners of the academy awards this here.

Main News

After the damning report on Kaziranga National Park by BBC journalist Justin Rowlatt, the National Tiger Conservation Authority, which governs all tiger reserves in the country, has banned both the journalist and his employer for five years. The report had exposed the shocking shoot-on-sight orders given to guards at the park to protect the grounds from poachers.

The pellet guns, used to control crowds in Jammu and Kashmir, are set to make a comeback to the valley, even though their use has caused widespread injuries, including partial and full loss of eyesight. According to reports, the pellets used will be modified to minimise the extent of the injury suffered by those shot at.

In a sign that India is responding to Islamabad's peace overtures, the government has decided to release 39 Pakistani nationals from Indian jails. Among them are 21 prisoners who have completed their sentence and 18 are fishermen.

Off The Front Page

To promote its flagship Make In India programme, the government of India is proposing its own version of the US's Buy American policy through a national government procurement policy, says Mint, according to a government official familiar with the plan.

Uber Technologies Inc's senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, has left the company for failing to disclose a sexual harassment allegation, stemming from his tenure at Alphabet Inc's Google, Recode reported, citing sources.

Following the Supreme Court's guidelines, Mumbai Police's licensing branch has granted permits to three dance bars in accordance with the old norms that were set in 2014, which are less stringent than the new law of 2016. However, the bars are waiting for the final legal nod before resuming their operations.

Opinion

Since Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian techie working in Kansas city, was shot dead by a white American in an alleged incident of racially-motivated hate crime, the US president Donald Trump has tweeted over 40 times. But not only single tweet, which is the president's favoured mode of public communication, says a word about the incident. What does this silence mean? Rezaul H Laskar writes in the Hindustan Times.

Vadodara-based Human rights activist JS Bandukwala revisits his memory of the Godhra riots on their 15th anniversary in The Indian Express. Cataloguing the long list of losses — personal, political social — he goes on to outline all that has been done for the victims of the violence over the years and the way ahead.

What does the option to vote NOTA — none of the above — mean for Indian voters? VR Vachana and Maya Roy examine its value as an instrument of protest in The Hindu and whether its power and significance are fully grasped by the Indian public.

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