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The Morning Wrap: Shashi Tharoor Trumps Scandal; Miracle Baby Survives 6 Heart Attacks

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

11/05/2017 8:50 AM IST | Updated 11/05/2017 8:58 AM IST
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Essential HuffPost

Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, emerged unscathed, if not with more credibility, in spite of a recent slander campaign by a television channel. Here's why.

A 22-year-old officer of the Indian Army, Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, was kidnapped from his home in Jammu & Kashmir and shot dead by terrorists on Tuesday night. Is a new kind of terror emerging in the valley?

A young man from Jaipur claimed he got a lucrative job with the US army because of his earlier stint with NASA, which allegedly gave him a green card. Here's how his story is full of holes.

Main News

With a panel of judges from different religious faiths, the Supreme Court will commence today its hearing on the constitutionality of triple talaq, the oral unilateral divorce granted to Muslim men by Islamic law.

Justice CS Karnan of the Calcutta High Court has gone missing since the Supreme Court sentenced him to six months' imprisonment due to contempt of court. The police are on a manhunt for him.

Mint reports that Japanese investor SoftBank Group Corp. has written down the value of its investments in online marketplace Snapdeal and cab aggregator Ola by $1.4 billion.

Off The Front Page

A month after the health ministry set itself the target of eliminating tuberculosis by 2025, a new study in the medical journal Lancet says that India's TB crisis is likely to get worse by 2040, according to The Hindu.

After 18 months, activists in Manipur's Churachandpur are ready to bury 8 of their colleagues killed during the agitations over the Inner Line Permit when the Congress government of Ibobi Singh was in power.

Four-month-old Vidisha survived a 12-hour surgery and 6 heart attacks to overcome a rare cardiac defect she suffered from. Read about her miraculous medical journey here.

Opinion

Setting aside the political subtext of the Centre's move to demonetise high-value currencies last year, economist Kaushik Basu explains why it hasn't achieved its desired effect in The Indian Express.

In The Telegraph, Bashir Manzar takes stock of the precarious military and security situation in Jammu & Kashmir, urging New Delhi to take initiatives to open fresh channels of communication with the valley.

Although the International Court of Justice has halted the execution of Kulbhushan Yadav, accused of espionage by a military court in Pakistan, complications may still arise in the case, says the Hindustan Times.

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