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The Morning Wrap: United On Amarnath; SC Stays Govt Order On Cow Slaughter

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

12/07/2017 10:16 AM IST | Updated 12/07/2017 10:19 AM IST
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Instead of raising a fresh chorus of whataboutery, the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir should bring together the nation, just as the lynching of 15-year-old Junaid Khan had recently, writes Sandip Roy.

Misogyny, monopoly and rancour come together in the arrest of actor Dileep, exposing the seamier side of Malayalam cinema, writes G Pramod Kumar.

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Main News

After heated speculation, Ravi Shastri has been named the head coach of the Indian cricket team, while Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid have been appointed bowling coach and batting consultant for overseas Test tours respectively.

Many more lives would have been lost in the terror attack on a busful of Amarnath yatris had it not been for the presence of mind of the driver of the vehicle, Salim Sheikh. Read here about his extraordinary act of courage under fire.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh got embroiled in a Twitter controversy when he said not all Kashmiris should be blamed for the heinous attack on pilgrims making their way to Amarnath. But that's hardly surprising in these polarised times.

Off The Front Page

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, never shy of criticising the government in power, has landed in trouble over a documentary about his life, from which the country's Central Board of Film Certification wants to beep out a few 'offending' words.

Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa have left, leaving India worried and concerned about its neighbour's expansionist ambitions.

The Supreme Court has stayed the Central government's controversial rules banning the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter, introduced through a modification to an Act prohibiting cruelty to animals, giving relief to many across the country.

Opinion

In The Indian Express political scientist Suhas Palshikar raises an important question: If Kashmiriyat is on the wane, what could take its place instead?

For the latest unrest in Bengal, resulting in riots in Baduria and Basirhat in South 24 Parganas, economist and activist Prasenjit Bose lays the blame on Mamata Banerjee's communal politics.

In The Hindu Sushmita Dev argues for tax exemption on personal hygiene products used by women in light of the controversies that have erupted over the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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