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The Morning Wrap: Kumble Vs Kohli; Missing Faces Of The Farmers' Crisis

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

21/06/2017 9:39 AM IST | Updated 21/06/2017 9:39 AM IST
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Anil Kumble stepped down as coach of the Indian cricket team, two days after India lost the final match of the Champions trophy to Pakistan—but not before hinting at his differences with skipper Virat Kohli.

The governor of Tripura and BJP politician, Tathagata Roy, is setting an unsavoury example by tweeting out communally insensitive remarks. Here's how he's been compromising the dignity of his office.

The new BJP presents new opportunities for the Opposition, says Shivam Vij, pointing out that the party's balancing act with regard to caste isn't without its troubles.

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Indian cricket coach Anil Kumble already had trouble getting along with captain Virat Kohli, but scolding the team for its debacle in the Champions' Trophy hastened his departure from the role.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations for International Yoga Day in Lucknow this morning. In spite of a drizzle, a strong crowd joined in in the city, as well other parts of the country, to participate in the event.

Farmers in an Uttar Pradesh village are looking to take out fresh loans days after their last one was waived by the government. The cycle of debt cannot end as easily, Prashant Jha reports in the Hindustan Times.

Off The Front Page

After the initial flurry over the BJP's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, the Opposition seems to be changing its tune, with leaders finding it trickier to oppose the nomination of a Dalit for the high office.

Retired Kolkata High Court judge CS Karnan, who has been absconding since 9 May, was finally traced by the West Bengal police in Coimbatore, arrested, and taken to Chennai by a late-night flight yesterday.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha agreed to withdraw from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration to get other political parties in the hills to join hands with it to intensify the demand for a Gorkhaland state.

Opinion

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Donald Trump, Tara Katha writes in the Hindustan Times that New Delhi needs hard data, which it lacks, to make a convincing case to Washington about rising terrorism among its South Asian neighbours.

In The Indian Express, Mrinal Pande bemoans the absence of women farmers from the discourse of India's agrarian crisis, without whom the picture remains woefully incomplete.

In The Telegraph, educationist Devi Kar warns of the dangers of overprotecting children and making them incapable of facing the harsh realities of life.

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