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The Morning Wrap: Mamata Banerjee's Moment; Indian Women Shine

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

06/07/2017 10:00 AM IST | Updated 06/07/2017 10:00 AM IST
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The political mood in West Bengal is going from bad to worse, with unrest erupting in Baduria and the governor Keshari Nath Tripathi rebuking the government in power. Now Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has threatened to resign under the circumstances — which may become her trump card against the BJP.

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No matter how hard they train, the adversities they face, the regularity with which they are ignored by brands eager to promote men's cricket, women cricketers in developing countries are united by misogyny, often perpetrated by their male colleagues.

Main News

From technology to terror management to development projects, India and Israel signed on a range of strategic alliance during PM Narendra Modi's visit to the country. Here's the full list of such agreements.

A post allegedly shared on Facebook by a teenage boy in Baduria, West Bengal, has resulted in communal violence, pushing the state government on to the brink of a major crisis. Here are the details.

Deepti Sharma and Mithali Raj of the women's cricket team shone bright as India beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs in a group stage match of the ICC Women's World Cup.

Off The Front Page

Since last July, 92 'terrorists' have been killed in Jammu & Kashmir, against the 79 recorded instances of the same for a similar period in 2016. Incidents of infiltration have also climbed down from 379 to 124.

The controversy around Justice CS Karnan points to a 'systemic failure' in the selection and appointment of judges, two judges of the seven-judge Supreme Court Constitution bench, which convicted and sentenced the former Kolkata High Court judge, have said.

Activist Teesta Setalvad's liquor bill of a little over ₹7,000, accrued over seven years, has been deemed a criminal offence by the government of Gujarat, which made a statement to such an effect at a hearing in the Supreme Court.

Opinion

In The Indian Express economists Abhijit Banerjee and Ether Dufflo explain that India has the laws and the equipment needed deal with the menace of drunk driving and accidents arising out of it — but maybe not the right strategy yet.

As part of a series of reflections on Kashmir in the Hindustan Times, Toufiq Rashid writes about the violent legacy of a war-torn state and what it has to offer to his son, and the following generation.

The World Bank's reports over the years show that social movements may be shaping the bank's language, writes Nissim Mannathukkaren in The Hindu.

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