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The Morning Wrap: Trump In Trouble; Poor Report Card For Modi Govt

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18/05/2017 9:00 AM IST | Updated 18/05/2017 9:01 AM IST
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A Democrat from Texas has called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump from the House floor for endangering democracy and rule of law in the United States of America.

An RTI query has revealed that for the first time in this decade, the number of abortions in Mumbai has fallen. But are abortions on the decline in the country as a whole?

Getting a bank loan in India can be difficult. However, a number of fin-tech players are stepping in to help. Check out how these firms are helping people that the traditional banking system won't serve.

Main News

The Telegraph takes a hard look at the Narendra Modi government's performance in the three years it's been in power and the findings are dismal. Employment growth is at an all-time low in 8 years and tough times lie ahead for the youth of the country.

Following the raid by Central Bureau of Investigation on Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, and INX Media, the Enforcement Directorate is also set to file a case of money-laundering against them.

The International Court of Justice will deliver its verdict at 3.30 pm IST on the case of Kulbhushan Yadav, the Indian national who was awarded a death sentence by a military court in Pakistan for alleged involvement in espionage.

Off The Front Page

The meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, is turning out to be an event of political significance rather than a straightforward debate on tax reforms. Read more.

The Indian Army is expecting supplies of new artillery guns to reach from the US comprising ultra light howitzers, for the first time in 30 years since the Bofors scandal erupted.

Acclaimed actor Reema Lagoo, remembered for playing some of Bollywood's most favourite mothers, has died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 59.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Pratap Bhanu Mehta argues that ancient religious practices and beliefs cannot trump modern constitutional values, especially in the case of customs like the triple talaq.

As part of the series on racism in India in Hindustan Times, sociologist Dipankar Gupta traces the origins of our society's bias with skin complexion back to the days of colonial rule.

In Mint, Rohit Prasad shows why most democracies involve a touch of electoral fraud in the form of stealing votes from the opposition parties and how Game Theory bears this out.

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