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The Morning Wrap: 'Long Jump' To India At 75; 245 Foreigners Killed In Goa In 12 Years

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

17/04/2017 8:10 AM IST | Updated 17/04/2017 9:26 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has planned a "long jump" to change the economic and social character of India by 2022, the year the country will be celebrating 75 years of Independence. Read about it here.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik clicked his first selfie at the age of 70. This move is in preparation for taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose skill at selfies is remarkable among Indian politicians, along with his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is angling to take on Odisha for years now.

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Speaking in Bhubaneswar, PM Modi came out against triple talaq, the unilateral oral divorce granted to Muslim men by Islamic law, saying that all women had the right to live with dignity. He also urged those who are socially backward in the community be given benefits of affirmative action reserved for OBCs.

With Kashmir on the boil again, there's been a spike in the number of attacks on the homes of the police personnel stationed in the state. In the latest such incident, suspected militants barged into the houses of two policemen and asked them to leave their jobs.

In the last 12 years, nearly 245 foreign tourists have been killed in Goa in various circumstances. What led to this shocking trend? The Hindustan Times investigates.

Off The Front Page

The food regulators of four states — Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Assam — have reportedly found nine products of major companies to be "substandard" after they failed quality tests conducted between April 2016 and January 2017.

In a new innovation, some hotels in India are offering a per-hour rate as opposed to the usual per-day cost to customers coming for short visits for transiting through cities. The move is most likely to benefit pilgrims and itinerant travellers.

Union Bank of India recently fell prey to hackers, who robbed the lender of $171 million, but the culprits made a little gaffe in the process. Read how the bank got its money back.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Ashutosh Varshney points out that the elevation of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is a novel move by the BJP but also one that is fraught with political risks.

The feisty young student, Gurmehar Kaur, writes in The Hindustan Times on her experience of taking on the Internet trolls. Part of a series on trolling on social media, the article revisits the time she sparked an outrage for saying it was the Kargil War that killed her father, not Pakistan.

Dalit leader and one of the founding fathers of modern India BR Ambedkar's writings still hold up a mirror to the realities of the country decades after his demise. The BJP, however, is trying to airbrush his radical views by trying to appropriate his legacy, writes Manini Chatterjee in The Telegraph.

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