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The Morning Wrap: Omar Abdullah On Kashmir; Vijay Mallya's Challenge

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14/06/2017 9:49 AM IST | Updated 14/06/2017 9:50 AM IST
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In an exclusive interview with HuffPost former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah compares his state with a bus without a driver, with the Hurriyat and Pakistan among its passengers. Read here.

Last week BJP President Amit Shah mocked Mahatma Gandhi as a 'chatur baniya' unleashing a wave of outrage. We make an informed guess here about how the man himself would have reacted to this quip.

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Main News

Disgraced business tycoon Vijay Mallya continued to deny allegations of diverting funds from his loans after a round of hearing concerning his extradition in the UK. Due to delay in receiving evidence from India a full hearing may be delayed to the end of the year, or even the next year.

The Reserve Bank of India has identified 12 mega defaulters for insolvency, their total bad loans amounting to ₹175,000 crore—25% of these entities have overdue of ₹5,000 crore each.

In an exclusive interview with The Hindu, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh says he is wiser from his first stint in power and thinks the Congress will bounce back in other States too.

Off The Front Page

The fresh movement for a separate State of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling hills gathered steam on Tuesday with smaller parties backing the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's demand to the state and Central governments.

A senior Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh was fired for calling Rahul Gandhi "Pappu", a term used by the opposition to denounce him, even while he was praising his selfless service to the nation.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is going to take a leave of absence for an unspecified period in the wake of the investigations carried into his company's hyper-aggressive work culture and complaints of harassment by women employees.

Opinion

In The Indian Express Pratap Bhanu Mehta identifies the signs that say the BJP may be falling into a 'power paradox'—a state of political dominance that can reduce its scope to exercise its power over society.

In The Hindu, G Sampath, a former fan of Virender Sehwag, bemoans the sorry fate that has befallen the cricketer since retirement, plagued by a series of controversies.

Aman Sethi explains in the Hindustan Times why farmers in Madhya Pradesh are crying over a bumper crop of onions in the state.

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