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10/07/2017 8:59 AM IST | Updated 10/07/2017 9:05 AM IST
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has poured cold water over the Opposition's attempt at solidarity by skipping the meeting to decide a vice-presidential candidate who could be put up for the forthcoming polls. He had similarly avoided another such meet to decide the presidential candidate last month.

Reliance Jio, the latest entrant into India's telecom market, said it is investigating a case of massive data breach to a website of its millions of subscribers, who had got their connections using their Aadhaar cards.

The Indian Express reports that the committee for revision of wages, paid under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act (MGNREGA), has found that minimum agricultural wages are higher than MGNREGA wages in 15 states.

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The committee formed by the hill parties to arbitrate on the way ahead for the Gorkhaland statehood demand has advanced the date of its meeting by a week, amid growing discontent in Darjeeling over the future of the agitation.

In an exclusive report for The Hindu, Sandhya Ravishankar writes of a report filed by amicus curiae V Suresh on incidents of illegal beach mining in Chennai and the persistence of irregularities in spite of a change in Tamil Nadu's governments.

Communal tension gripped an Uttarakhand town on Sunday as activists of Bajrang Dal and other right-wing organisations vandalised a vegetable shop belonging to the family of a minor boy who allegedly posted an 'offensive' picture of the Kedarnath shrine on Facebook.

Opinion

The anti-minority violence that India is witnessing at the moment is significant not only because of its scale but also of the processes enabling these outbursts, writes Praveen Swami in The Indian Express.

Becoming a certified coach for just about anything in India circa 2017 is as easy or as difficult as it was to become a certified programmer in C++ in India circa 1999, says R Sukumar in the Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel is historic in many senses, especially for the link it reinforces between Hindutva and Zionism, writes Manini Chatterjee in The Telegraph.

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