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The Morning Wrap: Farmers And The BJP's Future; Indian Youth Are Smoking Less

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

09/06/2017 9:06 AM IST | Updated 09/06/2017 9:12 AM IST
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Essential HuffPost

Farmers in several states are up in arms in spite of having bumper crops this year. Why is their agitation building up and what could it mean for the BJP's political future? Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay explains.

A former stone-pelter in Kashmir tells Shivam Vij his story—how he got started on violence and what led to his eventual change of mind and reform. This is what he wants India to do to calm the valley.

What happens when an adult looks back on her childhood and discovers she had been sexually abused? Can the law help retrospectively? How does she go on with her life? Don't miss this story by Rukmini S.

Main News

The Times of India reports that the co-founders of Infosys, India's IT giant, may be considering selling their 12.75% stake in the company, worth ₹28,000 crore, dissatisfied by the way it's been run since their exit.

In an exclusive interview with The Hindu, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh denied the allegation that the Centre is against beef consumption. He also spoke on other issues like Kashmir and the official language.

Strikingly, underage marriages, especially of girls, is on the rise in urban India, while declining in the rural areas. Read this report in the Hindustan Times to get the full picture.

Off The Record

The exit polls in the UK have declared a body blow to the conservatives, with Prime Minister Theresa May facing a hung Parliament, as the votes swing in favour of her Labour opponent, Jeremy Corbyn.

Government data reveals that young people are smoking less in India, recording a significant drop in the number of tobacco consumers by 6 percentage points.

Former FBI Chief James Comey testified before the Senate, saying that his sacking by US President Donald Trump was an attempt to deflect the public's attention from the investigations into the latter's dealings with Russia.

Opinion

Subimal Bhattacharjee writes in the Hindustan Times about the need to improve cyber security, especially on social media and apps like WhatsApp that have become vehicles of terrorism, without compromising on individual privacy.

In The Indian Express Sanjaya Baru warns of the perils of judicial intervention in economic activities, which can hurt livelihoods across the country.

The Hindu asks three voices from the Left, Right and the Centre if the Paris agreement on climate change is at all necessary, in light of the US's withdrawal from it. Read here what each has to say about it.

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