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The Morning Wrap: Playing Chinese Checkers; How Safe Are The ATMs?

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

16/05/2017 8:57 AM IST | Updated 16/05/2017 8:57 AM IST
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In a report leaked to Pakistani newspaper Dawn, China's ambitious plans for Pakistan have been laid bare -- and so have India's reasons to worry over such developments. Read more.

As the hearing in the case of Kulbhushan Yadav, the Indian national convicted of espionage and setenced to death by a Pakistani court, begins at the International Court of Justice, both countries are in for a face off.

Have you been giving up on the little indulgences you yearned for just because you haven't been able to save up enough? Don't worry. Here are some ways to soak in the luxuries without emptying out your bank account.

Main News

The latest ransomware, WannaCry, has unleashed havoc on operating networks and systems across the world. How safe is your money in the ATM in the face of this attack? Read more to find out.

Even as the trial of Kulbhushan Yadav is on at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, India has expressed apprehension that the convicted man could be hanged before the proceedings are over.

The Centre has asked the Supreme Court to delink the issue of triple talaq, the unilateral oral divorce granted to Muslim men by Islamic law, from the Koran, while arbitrating on its constitutionality.

Off The Front Page

The bus trike called by unions affiliated to the opposition parties affected thousands across Tamil Nadu. As talks are on regarding the demands for retirement benefits, the government tried to provide relief through ad hoc measures.

Guess how much veteran lawyer Harish Salve is charging the government of India to fight the Kulbhushan Yadav case at the International Court of Justice? The answer will leave you shocked.

Can Practo, the app-based medical service provider, be the next big thing in India's online business market? A report in Mint breaks it all down for you.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, C Rajamohan reads China's Belt and Road initiative as a wake-up call for India to recognise that geopolitical alignments between regions are tied to the fact of economics and strategy.

In the ongoing series against racism in the Hindustan Times, a woman from India's Northeast writes about the humiliation of being called names in the country -- chinky, momo, chowmein and so on.

Much has been made of Emmanuel Macron's election as the youngest president of France since Napoleon. And yet, the new president has a youth problem -- in that his vote share among young people is sadly low.

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