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The Morning Wrap: India's Political Comedy; What Can You Do To Help Rohingyas

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

27/10/2017 9:56 AM IST | Updated 27/10/2017 9:56 AM IST
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Essential HuffPost

In yet another instance of fear dictating art, comedian Shyam Rangeela's mimicry of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was allegedly dropped by Star Plus as the channel felt it might incite protests across the country.

The impulse behind the Facebook campaign to name sex offenders on social media, instead of following due process, is understandable but it does a disservice to the feminist cause, here and elsewhere, argues Somak Ghoshal.

Hundreds of thousands of desperate Rohingyas have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape what the United Nations describes as a "textbook example" of ethnic cleansing. Here's how you can help them.

Main News

The battle lines over GST became sharper with PM Narendra Modi putting his full weight behind the tax reform, saying it would benefit consumers, the poor and the middle class, while Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on what he called a "badly conceived" measure.

The Agra police arrested two men and apprehended three minor boys for allegedly being involved in the attack on a Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri on 22 October. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought a report on the incident.

Abdul Kareem Telgi, the kingpin of the Rs 32,000-crore stamp paper scam with connections within the government security press, has died. The Hindu delves into his past to bring out a portrait of the man he was.

Off The Front Page

Odisha's craniopagus twins — joined at the head — were on Wednesday separated after a successful marathon surgery that lasted around 11 hours at the AIIMS in New Delhi, Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena said.

US President Donald J Trump ordered agencies that proposed withholding material related to the assassination of John F Kennedy to report to the archivist by 12 March 2018, on which specific information meets the standard for continued secrecy.

A shop owner and a wholesale goods supplier were detained after balloons with 'I love Pakistan' markings were sold at a provisions store in Kanpur's Govind Nagar area this week.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Soumiya Ashok writes why watching Mersal is both stressful and amusing in a movie theatre in New Delhi.

The Hindu asks three political experts whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his magic and the answers -- yes, no, it's complicated -- are full of interesting insights.

An editorial in the Hindustan Times argues that naming and shaming sexual predators, as undertaken by a list on Facebook, isn't the way forward for the good fight, which needs to make the redressal systems more accountable and stronger.

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