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The Morning Wrap: Rahul Gandhi Condemns PM Modi; Red Card In Cricket

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27/09/2017 10:02 AM IST | Updated 27/09/2017 10:06 AM IST
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In an interview with HuffPost US, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi spoke about the political legacy of his family, the message of hatred that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spreading and of the division between the minorities that is created by it.

The Punjab & Haryana High Court recently granted bail to three convicted rapists stating that they have come to an "alternative" conclusion about the case, owing to the victim's "promiscuous attitude" and her habit of smoking in public. Such hypocrisy is part of Indian culture, writes Piyasree Dasgupta.

A look into the hostel rules of major colleges and universities across India reveals gross misogyny towards the women students, putting them under curfew hours, often dietary arrangements and other regulations different from the men, finds Rohini Chatterji.

Main News

Already in trouble, Banaras Hindu University's vice chancellor GC Tripathi is facing further flak, with the Varanasi commissioner blaming the institute's administration for last weekend's campus violence and the National Human Rights Commission seeking an explanation from him.

On instructions from the Home Ministry, the Border Security Force pushed back four Rohingya Muslims who were trying to cross over an unfenced stretch on the Bangladesh border in Tripura. Some 17 illegal migrants caught and handed over to police and 75 vulnerable locations were identified on a 21-km stretch.

Players could be sent off for the first time in cricket by showing them a red card, starting with Test matches in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates this week, as new regulations come into force.

Off The Front Page

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar surprised everyone at the JD(U) state executive committee meeting here this weekend when he said, "What will happen to the party if I die tomorrow?"

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered that women be allowed to drive, the state's media said, ending the conservative Islamic kingdom's status as the only country in the world where such an activity is forbidden.

The Indian Express asked the women students of Banaras Hindu University about their frustration towards the management for failing to abide by basic safety norms. Over the last ten years, there's been a rise of women taking admission into the institute by 131%, but their anger, too, has spiked proportionately.

Opinion

Member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha spills some hard truths in The Indian Express, saying, "I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy."

In The Telegraph, Bhaswati Chakravorty writes about the appropriation by the BJP in West Bengal of a verse by Rabindranath Tagore for political ends.

An editorial in the Hindustan Times reiterates the need to have stronger laws to monitor activities on the Internet and more trustworthy companies to run their businesses online.

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