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The Morning Wrap: Another Journalist Threatened; Yashwant Sinha Angers The BJP

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

28/09/2017 10:30 AM IST | Updated 28/09/2017 10:31 AM IST
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A journalist in Tamil Nadu has been threatened with death after she reported on a bizarre temple ritual in Madurai involving topless underage girls, having to spend 15 days at a temple with a priest, as an offering to the deity.

Gurmehar Kaur, who came into prominence with a political upheaval at Delhi University's Ramjas College recently, writes about the protests against the Vice Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University after the incident of sexual harassment of a woman student.

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Former finance minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today presented a grim picture of the economy and held finance minister Arun Jaitley accountable for the mess, angering the government and the party, after he wrote an article titled 'I need to speak up now' in The Indian Express.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped bring in the sexual revolution of the 1960s with his famous men's magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday at the age of 91.

A Commission of Inquiry constituted by the Tamil Nadu government will inquire into the circumstances leading to the hospitalisation of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and treatment given to her until her death on December 5 last year and would submit its report to the government within three months.

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Unidentified gunmen killed Border Security Force jawan Ramzan Parray at his residence in Hajin, Bandipora district, in Jammu and Kashmir late on Wednesday evening. Three family members were also injured in the attack.

The government is looking to address unemployment by ensuring that about 2 million vacancies at state and Central levels, including public sector enterprises, are filled.

Pakistan received a proposal to swap Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist who carried out the horrific 2014 Peshawar school attack and is now jailed in Afghanistan, foreign minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif has claimed.

Opinion

The visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India and the subsequent bonhomie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will send out a strong message to China, argues Kanwal Sibal in The Telegraph.

"The Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Eunuchs Act, 1329 F, an enactment "for the registration and control of eunuchs", must be struck down immediately as it violates every principle of natural justice," Kalpana Kannabiran writes in The Hindu.

In The Indian Express, Shailaja Bajpai explains why footage of women being harassed when replayed to the perpetrators does precious little to shame the latter.

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