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31/07/2017 9:49 AM IST | Updated 31/07/2017 10:01 AM IST
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"Despite high unemployment rates, every Indian considering herself or himself a tees maar khan, the opportunities the collapse of the Congress has provided, and Nitish Kumar running away from this opportunity, there is a job nobody is willing to take up." Shivam Vij puts out a call.

A photograph tweeted out by the official account of the CRPF in the Srinagar sector of Jammu & Kashmir struck a chord with many on the Internet. Here's why.

A techie in Hyderabad decided to ride a horse to work to register a protest against the civic authorities. He was trying to hammer in a crucial point.

Main News

Starting next month, the government will be accessing data from social media websites like Facebook and Instagram to keep a tab on the spending habits of citizens and ensure that these tally with the taxes they are paying.

Officials have discovered that Chhattisgarh minister Brijmohan Agrawal's wife Sarita Agrawal encroached on 13.9 hectares of government land, apart from buying forest land, for her project to build a resort.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India said 4,445 complaints have been registered against CAs as of 30 June this year and punishment has been awarded in 402 cases until March 2017. Steps are being taken to expedite the process of addressing the rot in the profession.

Off The Front Page

A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, shared with the Indian Parliament, points out that India is at a greater risk than ever of cyber crime after the massive push towards digitisation since last year's demonetisation.

Indian Space Research Organisation, or ISRO, is going to be part of a global project aimed to make travel between the stars possible in the future, after sowing the seeds of such a mission recently. Read more.

In a much-needed gesture at a time of aggressive, and often violent, nationalism a group of veterans have sent an open letter to the prime minister saying dissent is not a sign of treason but the mark of a healthy democracy.

Opinion

The debate over the right to privacy doesn't begin and end with Aadhaar and data protection, but rather it extends to the idea of letting people make choices of their own, Alok Prasanna Kumar argues in The Indian Express.

In her column in The Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee explains why Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is blind to the many corruptions in contemporary India.

In The Indian Express, Ashutosh Bhardwaj calls forth the powers of literature to decode the recent political upheavals in Patna, instead of resorting to age-old punditry.

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