02/11/2015 8:50 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: 'Modi Not Communal,' J&K CM Mufti Sayeed Emphasises; BL Munjal, Patriach Of Hero MotoCorp, Dead


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Aysha Akhtar wonders why the World Health Organisation took as many years as it did to declare that red meats increased the likelihood of cancer.

Arun Jaitley said in a detailed Facebook post that though the government was committed to reform, there continued to be people who would never accept the idea of Modi as PM.

Actress Sonam Kapoor says instead of "complaining" about unequal remuneration, women should stop working with those who pay them less.

Suprateek Chatterjee is impressed with the films on display at day 2 of the MAMI festival.

Even as the nations of the world congregate in Paris later this year to forge a fair plan to limit the rise in global temperatures, a study from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) shows that winters across India have become hotter over the last century.

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Ahead of the PM's visit to Jammu & Kashmir, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed told the Times of India that Modi 'wasn't communal at all' and the alliance between the BJP and PDP was very strong.

Hero MotoCorp patriarch and doyen of India's two-wheeler industry, Brijmohan Lall Munjal, passed away on Sunday evening after a brief illness. He was 92.

Paying tributes to Abdul Kalam Azad and Kalburgi, RSS signalled that it wanted to distance itself from “fringe” right-wing elements, said to be involved in Mr. Kalburgi’s murder.

In a ruling that will restrict the right of women seeking equal share in ancestral property, the Supreme Court has said that the 2005 amendment in Hindu law will not give property rights to a daughter if the father died before the amendment came into force.

The upheaval triggered by the change of guard at the BCCI is set to continue with N Srinivasan to be replaced as ICC chairman, and high-profile commentators such as Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and L Sivaramakrishnan likely to lose their board contracts.

Off The Front Page

More than 60,000 Jains thronged the MMRDA grounds in Bandra (east) on Sunday morning where a Jain monk, Hansratnavijayji Maharaj Saheb, created history by breaking 423 days of fasting done over a period of 494 days.

Leonardo DiCaprio visited the Taj Mahal on his maiden trip to India, around a documentary on climate change. Attempts by passers-by to click pictures were rebuffed by his security posse.

The Singapore government has put in clauses that discourage its own citizens from attending Narendra Modi's public address in the country later this month. Organisers are now worried that there may be a lot of empty space at the venue.

High Court judges in Chandigarh often need to use Google searches to differentiate beef from other meat to impose the provisions of beef bans.



G Sampath sketches out a profile of the modern migrant and argues that they are not problems to be reckoned with, but at the centre of the current economic structure. " Human beings have been nomads for much longer than they have been agriculturists, labourers, or passport-holders. To be able to move freely from place to place was not a right — it was a part of nature, like sunlight or river water. It was fundamental for survival. It is even embedded in our biological constitution — the mechanism we call ‘fight or flight’."

Manu Joseph comments on the protests by writers and intellectuals and says that though it sometimes conceals their own hypocrisy, Modi's under-estimation of them shows that it could erode political support.

Former CAG Vinod Rai suggests that India has been extraordinarily foolish in how it handled Pakistan ex-foreign minister Kasuri's visit to India. He ends his piece with two probing questions. "We need to introspect, and seriously. Where is the country headed? When did we learn to cut our own nose to spite our face?"

Mukul Kesavan speaks of 'majoritarian bullying' in the tense times of the BJP elections.

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