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The Morning Wrap: No Country For Women; 'War Zone' In Madhya Pradesh

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

08/06/2017 9:04 AM IST | Updated 08/06/2017 9:11 AM IST
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Main News

Mandsaur, in Madhya Pradesh, where five farmers were shot dead on Tuesday, is resembling a war zone, with the police being attacked by mobs, warehouses and vehicles being burnt, and looting going on.

73-year-old Charles Sobhraj, who became notorious as the Bikini Killer, is suffering from a serious heart condition, which requires him to undergo a valve replacement surgery. He spoke about his fears from a prison in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he's serving a life term.

Britain will decide today who it wants to elect in a closely fought contest between current Prime Minister Theresa May and the aspiring Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Off The Front Page

Infosys decided to drop its ambitious long-term revenue target of $20 billion and has formed an advisory panel for CEO Vishal Sikka. Both moves are believed to be at the behest of co-founder NR Narayana Murthy.

As India and Pakistan are headed to become members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the two nations are preparing to enter into a rare collaboration by agreeing to do 'joint military exercises'.

India will have a new president on 20 July, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. Nominations for the candidates will close by 28 June.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Rajiv Kumar outlines the several areas in which the healthcare system in India needs a push, with intellectual property rights holding a key to incentivising research in medicine.

In The Hindu, A Faizur Rahman makes a persuasive case for declaring instant triple talaq, the oral divorce granted to Muslim men by Islamic law, invalid.

An editorial in the Hindustan Times asks if the Aam Aadmi Party is repeating its earlier mistake of "over-reaching" in its current protests against the agrarian crisis affecting Indian farmers.

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