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The Morning Wrap: No Time For Squabbles; Another Win For India

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07/07/2017 9:38 AM IST | Updated 07/07/2017 9:40 AM IST
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Already unstable after fresh bouts of communal violence broke out in Basirhat, near Kolkata, West Bengal needs politicians who behave with maturity under trying circumstances instead of pointing fingers at each other, writes Sandip Roy.

Critics and admirers of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi may differ on a range of subjects but are likely to agree on one: the PM's ability to choose the perfect gift for the foreign dignitaries he's visited during the three years of his term in office.

What do jobless men in India do? They debate other people's choice of dress, dietary habits and other lifestyle choices on social media. The latest instance of such behaviour was on evidence on Quora. Read more.

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Indian and Israeli companies signed strategic pacts worth $4.3 billion (excluding defence) on the sidelines of the first CEOs Forum held in Tel Aviv on Thursday, reports The Times of India.

After the warm reception in Israel, PM Modi is going to have to negotiate considerable frostiness at the G20 summit in Hamburg, where he is headed, especially from the Chinese President Xi Jingping, in light of the tension between India and China at the moment.

The CBI has filed a case against former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, one of their sons and another for alleged irregularities in granting tenders to hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.

Off The Front Page

Skipper Virat Kohli and Mohammad Shami gave stellar performances to lead the Indian cricket team to a 3-1 victory over West Indies in the 5-match ODI series at Sabina Park in Kingston.

With incidents of communal disharmony erupting in parts of Bengal and the BJP demanding President's Rule in the state, the Mamata Banerjee government is suspicious that the entire scenario may have been carefully orchestrated by the Opposition.

Internal changes in the Congress, including new appointments and re-organisation of the party's hierarchy, have to be put on hold until the presidential elections are done and dusted, The Hindu reports.

Opinion

In the ongoing series on Kashmir in the Hindustan Times, Abhishek Saha writes about the impact of social media on the militancy in the Valley, especially since the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani last July.

The Hindu asks three intellectuals from the Left, Right and Centre whether India should grow genetically modified crops. Read here their responses.

In The Indian Express, political scientist Ashutosh Varshney says public lynchings draw upon the master narrative of cow protection emblazoned by the political parties in power.

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