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10/10/2017 9:43 AM IST | Updated 10/10/2017 9:43 AM IST
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An investigation by journalist Rohini Sigh, published in the independent news portal The Wire, has stirred a fresh controversy. Jay Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah, accused of financial irregularities has slapped a Rs 100-crore defamation case against Singh and The Wire, but they are not intimidated.

In Roxna Swamy's memoir of her life with her husband — firebrand politician, brilliant economist and serial controversy seeker Subramanian Swamy — the latter comes across as a perpetually wronged man who rises above his circumstances, thanks to his superhero-like qualities.

Obviously, Dove wasn't thinking straight when it released a Facebook advert that showed a black woman pulling off her T-shirt to reveal a white woman underneath. The white woman then pulls off her T-shirt to reveal an Asian woman underneath. Sandip Roy weighs in.

Main News

The Supreme Court has come to the rescue of Delhi-NCR residents yet again by ruling to ban the sale of fireworks until 1 November 2017. The move, which has resulted in a major controversy, will possibly make a small difference to the pollution levels in the region.

Top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander, Khalid Ahmed alias Khalid Bhai, who was a resident of Pakistan and categorised as an A++ militant, was killed during an encounter in north Kashmir's Ladoora village, security forces said on Monday.

The Gujarat High Court commuted the death sentence of 11 convicts to rigorous life imprisonment and upheld the sentencing of 20 others to life term in the 2002 Godhra train burning case. It also confirmed the acquittal of the 63 remaining accused.

Off The Front Page

US President Donald Trump's new immigration plan will benefit Indians who are young, highly-skilled and well-qualified, as opposed to those who are aged, infirm or have extended families living in America.

The Congress today asked Amit Shah to step down as BJP president till a judicial commission examines his son's business dealings, while Rahul Gandhi derided the controversy as a "symbol" of Narendra Modi's Start-up India.

A 19-year-old man, whose death in an accident helped donate a kidney and liver to VK Sasikala's husband G Natarajan, earned his living by sticking posters and putting up flex-banners of political parties in his village of Aranthagi in Pudukottai in Tamil Nadu.

Opinion

Depression is a ticking time bomb but most people aren't even aware they are depressed. The extreme manifestation of depression is suicide. Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone urges the public to take better care of their mental health in the Hindustan Times.

While the point of banning fire crackers to control air pollution during Diwali is well-taken, the Supreme Court's verdict may be seen as extreme, unjustified and not fully thought through, argues Karan Thapar in The Indian Express.

In The Hindustan Times, Gagan Sethi argues that the Indian Railways can learn a lesson or two about its operations and security arrangements on board from the train-burning incident in Godhra in 2002 that led to a major riot in Gujarat.

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