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17/07/2017 8:56 AM IST | Updated 17/07/2017 9:02 AM IST
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The meme by All India Bakchod casting Narendra Modi in a Snapchat dog filter, which resulted in an FIR against the comedy group, has infuriated many, including the PM's lookalike, but also triggered a wave of humour among other politicians.

PM Modi expressed an oft-heard sentiment when he chided the states yet again for failing to take action against the cow vigilantes, who have unleashed havoc on the country, assaulting and killing people for the alleged crime of cow slaughter or for possession of beef.

Does the proposed leave for women on the first day of their menstrual cycle make sense in workplaces? A sufferer of chronic menstrual pain weighs in on the debate by sharing her own testimony spanning 24 years.

Main News

Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar are all set for the election that will choose the fourteenth president of India. While Kumar has the support of seventeen opposition parties, Kovind has amassed 70% of the votes in the electoral college.

The Central Board of Secondary Education is looking to conduct the Class X and XII board examinations on the same day but in two different shifts in a bid to decrease the duration of the finals and reduce delay in the publication of results.

In an exclusive interview with The Hindu, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti says that given the current situation of turmoil in the Valley, this may be an opportune moment for New Delhi to restart the dialogue with the separatists.

Off The Front Page

Thirty-five-year-old tennis star Roger Federer won his eight Wimbledon title by beating Martin Cilic, who had been suffering from injuries, clocking up his nineteenth Grand Slam in the process.

India plans to eradicate malaria from its territories by 2027, a government report has set this tall order for a country which reports the highest number of cases of this mosquito-borne disease from Southeast Asia.

A draft bill aimed at amending the Cinematography Act has proposed doing away with the Central Board of Film Certification's powers to compel filmmakers to modify or delete the content of their projects.

Opinion

The current outburst of agitation in the Darjeeling Hills reveal the changing contours of the demand for the separate state of Gorkhaland, undercut by issues of credibility and a different dynamic from the past, says Marcus Dam in The Hindu.

Revisiting the illustrious history of India's presidents, Manini Chatterjee points out in her column in The Telegraph that Ram Nath Kovind is the least known among the candidates set to enter the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Since the devastating 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, which were made possible due to the vulnerable coastline of India, security along the coastal region has not improved dramatically, says Ajai Shani in the Hindustan Times, but the priotity of our enemies may have shifted, giving India a false sense of security.

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