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The Morning Wrap: Make Peace Not War; Black Money Still Unchecked, Says UN Report

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09/05/2017 9:11 AM IST | Updated 09/05/2017 9:12 AM IST
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Nearly 250 activists, journalists, lawyers, filmmakers, students and prominent personalities from India and Pakistan have come together to seek peace across the border. Read about it here.

We met filmmaker Kabir Khan for an up, close and personal interview, where he spoke about the rise of right-wing politics, the heavy-handedness of the censors and what the industry needs to do in these times.

In a relief for home buyers, India has enacted new laws that govern the country's sprawling and overcrowded real estate market. Here are 5 things you should know about RERA.

Main News

As Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh put the onus on the states to review and tackle the threat of Maoist attacks more aggressively, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said the Centre cannot wash its hands off the problem either.

After alleging that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was involved in a ₹2 crore bribery deal, former state Water Minister Kapil Mishra came up with fresh allegations on Monday, ahead of meeting the CBI today.

Here's why Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan has ordered five-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of rupees one lakh each for Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and seven other judges of the Supreme Court.

Off The Front Page

A United Nations report says the Indian government's move to demonetise high-value currency, which threw the nation into a tizzy, hasn't been able to stem the flow of black money into and out of the economy.

Bilkis Bano, who was gangraped and had her family killed during the Godhra riots in 2002, refused to be drawn into a comparison with the Nirbhaya verdict. She wanted justice, not revenge, she clarified.

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the CBI for its delay in filing appeals against former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam case.

Opinion

The Supreme Court recently upheld the death sentence of the four convicts in the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape case, calling it a "rarest of rare" case. What does this phrase mean legally? Anup Surendranath explains in the Hindustan Times.

Although currently riddled with flaws, if executed carefully, Aadhaar could become a landmark in India's "neighbourhood first" policy, Arun Mohan Sukumar writes in The Hindu.

In The Indian Express, Seema Chishti revisits the legacies of Nehru and Ambedkar, who broke taboos "with personal ties that challenged prejudices", comparing them to the horrors that are unfolding in our time.

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