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The Morning Wrap: Nitish Kumar's Masterstroke; Male Child Sexual Abuse Survivors Speak Up

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27/07/2017 10:09 AM IST | Updated 27/07/2017 10:19 AM IST
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In a surprise move, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar quit his office last evening, changed allies and was re-instated to his former role before the night was out. It's the Congress that's to be blamed for his return to the BJP, argues Shivam Vij.

Male survivors of child sexual abuse in India open up in a harrowing story, as part of a campaign called 'End the Isolation'. Read their testimonies, accompanied by their photographs, in this essay.

The vote for the President is the only secret ballot vote exercised by MPs and MLAs in which a party whip--the legal requirement that legislators must vote along the party line--does not apply. Is it time to finally let India's MPs and MLAs to vote freely? Rukmini S asks.

Main News

Offering its stand on recognising privacy as a fundamental right, the Government of India has submitted to the Supreme Court that it cannot attain a status higher than the right to food ensured through Aadhaar.

After quitting as the chief minister of Bihar last evening, Nitish Kumar will be sworn back into the office in less than 24 hours. Here are the live updates.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has rejected the proposal of the West Bengal State Committee to offer party general secretary Sitaram Yechury a third term in the Rajya Sabha.

Off The Front Page

The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded its president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani for the 8 August Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat to fill in the vacancies left by the members of the Upper House from the western state who are retiring this month.

The Union cabinet today cleared a plan to introduce a pan-India minimum wage that will cover all sectors of the economy.

Smelly bombs that stink like sewage are unlikely to work to defuse Kashmiri protestors, the CRPF said, citing the high threshold of Indians to tolerate foul odours.

Opinion

Indian Skipper Mithali Raj and her stellar team not only stole the heart of the nation in the last few weeks as they blazed a winning trail to the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Final, but also grabbed eyeballs of the nation on television, writes Shailaja Bajpai in The Indian Express.

In the Hindustan Times, Dhrubo Jyoti explains why the transgender rights bill pending with the Parliament might cause more red-tapism and end up harming the community.

Can Artificial Intelligence make human life redundant? Jacob Koshy asks in The Hindu and offers fascinating answers.

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