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19/05/2017 9:18 AM IST | Updated 19/05/2017 9:21 AM IST
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The Narendra Modi government turned three amidst the chaos of Maoist unrest and Kashmir boiling again. Yet, it's popularity with the people remains undiminished. Shivam Vij explains why.

Controversy is never too far from Kangana Ranaut, the latest being the row with Apurva Asrani over writing credits for her new movie, Simran. Ranaut opens up to Ankur Pathak in an exclusive interview.

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Main News

The International Court of Justice dismissed Pakistan's argument to execute Indian national Kulbhushan Yadav, charged with espionage by a military court. The stay order gave India a much-needed leverage.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates were announced on Thursday, allotting specific tax rates to different products. 81% of these items will be taxed below 18%.

In its investigation against Karti Chidambaram and INX Media, the Enforcement Directorate has found that a schoolteacher was made director of a major consultancy firm, indirectly controlled by Chidambaram.

Off The Front Page

How safe and hygienic are the sanitary napkins manufactured and sold in India, given that only a shocking 12% women use these products in the country? Mint investigates.

In an interview with The Hindu, Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot says that his party has an alternative model in Rajasthan rather than merely depending on the anti-incumbency factor in 2018.

In the ongoing series on racism in India, appearing in the Hindustan Times, Dhrubo Jyoti writes about the role of skin colour in show businesses in this country.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi condemns the rise in sexual violence against children, saying that outrage isn't enough to deal with such incidents. Civil society must join hands in this fight.

In Mint, Dilip D'Souza mulls over the prospects of time travel — to what extent it is possible, thanks to Einstein's physics, and whether it can realistically be achieved.

Should Hindi be accorded the status of being the sole national language? AR Venkatachalapathy, Nand Kishore Pandey and GN Devy weigh in with their views in The Hindu.

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