05/06/2017 9:35 AM IST | Updated 05/06/2017 9:35 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Fighting A Drug Menace; Rahul Gandhi's Reading List

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The popularity of an easily produced drug called Mephedrone, or Meow Meow as it is known in the street jargon, led the Mumbai police to adopt means contrary to the law to fight it. Read our detailed investigation.

As Indian-origin Leo Varadkar was elected the prime minister of Ireland, there were celebrations in his home country to mark the historic event. Yet, given the persistence of archaic laws in India, he would be deemed a criminal in this country.

Life expectancy in India has grown from 58 years in 1990, to 68.3 years for children born in 2015. This fact underscores the importance of planning wisely for your retirement. Here are some strategies to build a sizeable nest egg for your post-retirement years.

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In less than two weeks, terror hit the UK again, when terrorists mowed down pedestrians on a bridge in central London, injuring 48 people, and stabbed seven to death at a bustling nightspot.

After days of agitation against the Centre's modified order to ban sale and purchase of cattle by various states and political, Union Environment minister Harsh Vardhan said the government is open to reviewing the order.

India defeated Pakistan in a cricket match at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on a day when the atmosphere was akin to one on any home ground, with supporters rallying for individual teams.

Off The Front Page

Four militants were killed at the 45 battalion CRPF camp in Bandipora, Jammu & Kashmir, while allegedly trying to execute a fidayeen attack.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi claimed he is reading the Upanishads and the Gita to take on the BJP and the RSS on their own ground. He also said he's started watching Tamil movies and reading about Tamil culture to acquaint himself with the state.

At least 22 people were charred to death and several others were injured when a passenger bus caught fire after colliding with a truck on National Highway 24 in Bareilly around 1 am on Monday morning.


In The Indian Express, Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy write about the politics of exclusion that have not seen a single criminal case being filed in the massive anti-corruption drive started by the imposition of Aadhaar.

The Hindu asks three leading intellectuals from the Left, Right and the Centre if India is becoming a nation of hyper-nationalists. Read here to know more.

In The Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee analyses the multiple significances of the encounter between actor Priyanka Chopra and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin.

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