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The Morning Wrap: Ravi Shastri To Be World's Highest-Paid Cricket Coach; Ashobaa To Further Weaken Insipid Monsoon

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Dhaka, BANGLADESH: India's cricket captain Rahul Dravid (L) looks on as team manager Ravi shastri talks with journalists upon the team's arrival at the Zia International airport in Dhaka, 07 May 2007. India cricket team will play three One Day International (ODI) matches and two Test matches with the host team starting 10 May. AFP PHOTO/Farjana K. GODHULY (Photo credit should read FARJANA K. GODHULY/AFP/Getty Images)

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MLA Somnath Bharti, who served as law minister in Aam Aadmi Party's first government, has been accused by his wife of domestic violence, harassment, and torture since 2010.

A Muslim school teacher in Gujarat used most of his savings to build a temple honouring Goddess Saraswati, revered by Hindus as deity of knowledge.

Sudeshna Ghosh on the lure of chasing an American accent.

Kishalay Bhattacharjee discusses why we may never know the whole truth about the Indian army’s recent operation in Myanmar.

Main News

Ravi Shastri is set to be new coach of the Indian cricket team and will also be the world’s highest-paid cricket coach.

Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Rajyawardhan Rathore’s enthusiastic statements after the Indian military foray in Myanmar prompted a measured denial from Myanmar and dollops of embarrassment in its wake. On the west, India got a reminder from Pakistan that it was a “nuclear nation.”

An ordinance by the Modi government—the 14th this year—makes it easier for victims of cheque-bounce cases to retaliate.

Another AAP MLA, after former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, faces charges of faking his educational qualifications.

The country's first advertisement showing a lesbian couple preparing to meet their parents to set a wedding date, is making waves on social media.

The developing, severe cyclonic storm Ashobaa spells trouble for an already dicey monsoon this year. The storm has not only disrupted the advance of the monsoon over India, but may also result in more rainfall deficiency in June than was earlier forecast.

Off The Front Page

There are so many toll-free helplines in Jharkhand that there are more confused users than grateful citizens.

In a paper published in the reputable journal Current Biology on June 4, Caleb M. Brown, the first author from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, proposed to his girlfriend in his journal paper. The proposal is buried at the very end of the acknowledgement section of the paper.

It may be easier to escape prosecution for drunk driving in Delhi if you are a woman, suggests an analysis of cases.


Neha Singh says that the environment ministry’s proposal to allow the hunting of some wildlife on “religious and cultural grounds,” sets bad precedent.

Praveen Swami says that the perennial drug trade in Myanmar constitutes a grave threat to India’s internal security.

An editorial in the Times of India says that it would be wrong to force-spread yoga, given that it is already popular of its own accord.

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