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The Morning Wrap: Meeting Of Minds; The Truth About India's Growth

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

27/06/2017 9:07 AM IST | Updated 27/06/2017 9:19 AM IST
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs U.S. President Donald Trump as he departures the White House after a visit, in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, who met in Washington DC, gave a strong call to Pakistan to curb cross-country terrorism with India.

Lynching due to communal reasons and radio silence from the top notches of the political establishment are the new normal in India, writes Sandip Roy.

In a clear case of overreach of legislative privileges, the Karnataka Assembly Speaker went on to impose a penalty and jail term on two journalists for writing defamatory articles.

Main News

From addressing the Indian diaspora to hugging Donald Trump, PM Modi had a successful tour of the US, where he also discussed the global terror situation and Pakistan's role in it. Here are the highlights.

The US designated Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a "global terrorist" hours before PM Modi and President Trump met for the first time.

The US Supreme Court has partially reinstated President Trump's travel ban for visitors from six countries designated "high-risk". The court will hear fresh arguments about the merit of imposing a full embargo.

Off The Front Page

Symbols of faith, such as skullcaps, which can mark someone out as belonging to a particular religion, are becoming scarcer along the railway route where 15-year-old Junaid Khan was lynched for being an alleged "beef-eater".

A document released by the al Qaida says that unlike the ISIS, it will target military forces, especially those deployed in Kashmir, and Hindu "separatist" organisations, according to Indian intelligence sources.

A Khasi woman from Meghalaya was asked to leave Delhi Golf Club on Monday because her traditional dress was mistakenly assumed to be a maid's uniform.

Opinion

In the Hindustan Times, Sushil Aaron explains why the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre has absolutely no incentive to take strict corrective action against the spate of lynching of Muslims that has plagued India recently.

India's economy has one of the highest rates of growth in the world but it has many disturbing long-term trends too. Manas Chakravarty explains the implications of India's growth rate in Mint through six charts.

In The Hindu, Puja Mehra says the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime imposed by the Government of India is still a work in progress and needs to be fixed urgently.

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