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The Morning Wrap: Yet Another Lynching; India and China Step Up Troops

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

30/06/2017 9:41 AM IST | Updated 30/06/2017 9:47 AM IST
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After the #NotInMyName rallies across seven cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally spoke up against mob lynching of Muslims. On the same day, ironically, a Muslim trader was killed by a crowd in Jharkhand on a controversy over beef.

We travelled to Dharwad to meet scholar GN Devy, whose life's work of preserving languages and with the adivasi tribes is a fitting reply to those who are rallying for one national language for a country as diverse as India.

Buying a home in India has always been an expensive affair. To add, traditional methods of construction and delayed possession can further drive up the costs. However, with prefabrication options now available in the Indian market, many home-buyers are shifting away from conventionally constructed homes to modular homes.

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With the border tension between India and China escalating over the building of a new road near Sikkim, each country have deployed 3,000-strong troops in the region, presumably anticipating further trouble.

One-time Kingfisher airline chief Vijay Mallya had no intention of honouring a personal guarantee he had given to IDBI Bank, even before his now-defunct private carrier allegedly got involved in a loan default to the tune of ₹900 crore, according to a supplementary chargesheet filed in the case by the CBI.

Only a few hours to go before the Goods and Services Tax is implemented all across the country. Here's a list of items, from automobiles to mobile phones, which will be affected by this new tax from tomorrow.

Off The Front Page

Jalaluddin Khan, father of 15-year-old Junaid Khan who was lynched on a train after being abused for his Muslim identity, has asked why PM Modi didn't mention the killing of his son, while condemning violence in the name of cow protection.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi believes there is no atmosphere of fear prevailing among the minority community in the country, on a day the PM acknowledged violence due to aggressive cow vigilantism was inexcusable and yet another man was lynched on suspicion of carrying beef.

Rabindranath Tagore's Visva-Bharati University is in a tizzy over the possibility of a Bollywood movie of a "commercial and romantic" nature being shot on its campus in Santiniketan, Bolpur.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Kanti Bajpai points out the strategic shift in India's foreign policy over the years to tilt more and more towards the US, at the expense of being inordinately aggressive towards China. Perhaps it is time now to do some course correction.

An editorial in the Hindustan Times dismisses Haryana chief minister Jagdish Singh Khattar's claim that the veil on women is the symbol of identity and pride for his state. Here's why that is not true and should never be the case.

The Hindu asks three voices from the Left, Right and the Centre if the law against sedition in India should be scrapped altogether or made stronger. Read here their responses.

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