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The Morning Wrap: The Next President; India's New Tryst With Destiny

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

19/06/2017 9:54 AM IST | Updated 19/06/2017 10:21 AM IST
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Essential HuffPost

The opposition's favourite for the president's post for the upcoming elections is Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of MK Gandhi. Here's all you need to know about him.

The day after the government of India decided to demonetise high-value currencies last year, Vivek Kaul already knew it was going to be disaster. Here's why.

In these times of rising prices and living costs, saving enough to achieve your financial goals is challenging. That's why it is important to steel yourself and have tough money-related conversations—with your boss, your spouse, lender and landlord. Here's how to broach these difficult topics.

Main News

A van was driven into pedestrians in Finsbury Park in London, causing a number of casualties. The police are yet to label it as a terror attack. The incident took place near a mosque and a Muslim Welfare Housing.

In an outstanding display of bravado, Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy, defeating arch-rivals India, after having entered the tournament as the bottom-ranked side. Read about the spectacular victory here.

Like India's historic tryst with destiny, which took place on the midnight of 15 August 1947 at the central hall of the parliament, the Goods and Services Tax introduced by the current government of India may be implemented on the midnight of 1 July at the same venue.

Off The Front Page

Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh has been a potential flashpoint long before the farmers' crisis erupted there, writes Rajesh Mahapatra in the Hindustan Times. While loan waivers can give temporary relief to suffering farmers, the real problems go far deeper and cannot be removed as easily.

Here's a shocking fact: speedbreakers in India caused more deaths in 2015 than all the accident deaths put together in Australia and the UK in the same year. Read here about this menace on Indian roads.

Depression is a fact of life in the highly-competitive cauldron of the IITs. Hence IIT Kharagpur, one of the most prestigious institutes in the country, came up with a few-points agenda to combat it on campus.

Opinion

The government at the Centre may have come to power on the promise of creating a staggering number of jobs, but such declarations are easier made than kept. There are no quick fixes to unemployment in India, says an editorial in Mint.

In The Indian Express, Ashok Gulati and Prerna Terway discuss what the government needs to do to bring up the agricultural prices to a competitive level in order to address the glut in crop production.

In the Hindustan Times, Shashi Shekhar says the government, civil society and the media should celebrate those who have left the path of militancy and returned to the mainstream, setting them up as examples to be emulated by those tempted to choose similar destructive paths.

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