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20/06/2017 9:26 AM IST | Updated 20/06/2017 9:34 AM IST
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The BJP's presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, is someone few have heard about, even within political circles. He has unconventional views on religion, as also on matters such as demonetisation and Chitrahar.

The revival of the demand for an autonomous state of Gorkhaland has landed the BJP in one hot mess. Here's why that's not surprising at all.

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As the Opposition reels from the ruling government's choice of the next president of India, minority leaders like Mayawati and Nitish Kumar have extended their support to the Dalit candidate.

Following the recent example of Madhya Pradesh, the government of Punjab has announced partial loan waivers for families of farmers in the state who have committed suicide.

After its initial hesitation, the London police is treating the incident at Finsbury Park, where a truck drove into pedestrians near a mosque and Muslim Housing Estate, as a terror attack. A 47-year-old father of four from Cardiff, Wales, called Darren Osborne, has been named as a suspect.

Off The Front Page

A feature in the Hindustan Times shows how farmers in Maharashtra's Nasik are losing agricultural land to big-ticket infrastructure projects, making their business non-profitable.

If Ram Nath Kovind's name as the prospective president of India has surprised the public and the politicians alike, so did the United Progressive Alliance government's choice of Pratibha Patil in 2007. Here's how her name came up for the position.

A constable in the Central Industrial Security Force underwent a sex change operation to marry a woman, since laws in India do not recognise same-sex unions.

Opinion

A state driven by hard-nosed ideas that divide its people into Us and Them presents staggering problems for policing, says writer and former member of the police force Keki N Daruwalla in The Indian Express.

Since the demand for Gorkhaland isn't going anywhere, the Bengal government should consider it seriously instead of holding on to the emotional baggage attached to it for decades, Ruben Banerjee argues in the Hindustan Times.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the White House to meet the US President Donald Trump, TP Sreenivasan, in The Hindu, says the Indian leader will be treading on thin ice. Here's why.

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