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The Morning Wrap: Massive Earthquake In Mexico; Thorny Road Ahead For Manipur

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

20/09/2017 9:43 AM IST | Updated 20/09/2017 9:45 AM IST
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People clear rubble after an earthquake hit Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

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At least 138 people were killed in a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, in Mexico, as buildings crumbled in the densely populated capital, Mexico City, burying the dead and the survivors alike.

The government of Goa has decided to ban drinking in public places, though the implementation of such a move may involve harassment of ordinary citizens, Sandip Roy warns.

How did a cringe pop number that is riddled with misogynist remarks and veiled rape threats become a viral sensation among the nation's youth? We take a look at the factors leading to the popularity of 'Bol Na Aunty Au Kya' .

Main News

After yet another heavy spell of rain, life in Mumbai has come to a standstill once again this monsoon, as vehicular traffic slows down to a crawl and schools shut down until nature's fury abates somewhat.

According to an exclusive report in The Indian Express, investigations into the accident involving Utkal Express on 19 August, which killed 20 people, has revealed that the tracks were tampered with.

Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee spoke about the recent landmark judgments delivered by the Supreme Court of India, the freedom of expression and the sedition law in an interview with The Hindu.

Off The Front Page

Continuing the heated exchange of words between the United States and North Korea, US President Donald J Trump has threatened to annihilate the enemy nation if Washington is forced to defend itself or its allies from Pyongyang's nuclear threats.

Nobel Laureate and State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi broke her prolonged silence over the mistreatment of Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine region of her country but ended up playing it safe and saying too little too late.

Speaking at Princeton University in the course of his 'study tour' of the US, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said India and China will shape the economic future of Asia and the world at large in the coming decades.

Opinion

Social activist and human rights fighter Harsh Mander reports from his journey across the country to spread the message of love amidst an atmosphere of vigilantism and everyday terror, in The Indian Express.

An editorial in the Hindustan Times reflects on the ways schools like Ryan International, where a 7-year-old boy was recently murdered in the washroom, are able to flout security norms in spite of certain rules being in place.

"For some, Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress could do no right. Now it appears Nongthombam Biren Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party can do no wrong," writes Sudeep Chakravarti, taking a look at the political situation in Manipur, in The Telegraph.

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