12/06/2017 9:02 AM IST | Updated 12/06/2017 9:02 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: 3 Films The Govt Doesn't Like; Strict Penalty For 'Hurting' The Ganga

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The Information & Broadcasting ministry has denied screening certificates to three short films that were to be shown at a film festival in Kerala. Here's why.

The hills of West Bengal are simmering again. Bimal Gurung, leader of the Gorkhaland agitation, seized a perfect handle by Mamata Banerjee's floundering government to revive the demand for statehood.

Days after a woman was gang-raped in Gurgaon and her baby killed by her attackers, a video has emerged of an alleged molester being beaten up by a group of women there. What do these incidents say of India?

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From pickles to cinema tickets to insulin to instant food mixes, 66 items will have lower rates of goods and services tax, the government said, while also easing the rules for small business. Read more.

India's Election Commission has written to the law ministry, seeking contempt powers to act against those questioning its credibility through unfounded allegations, reports The Indian Express.

A government-appointed panel has drafted a bill to protect River Ganga, which, if passed into a law, may land up offenders dirtying 'the living entity' in jail for upto 7 years and fine them upto ₹100 crores.

Off The Front Page

Rafael Nadal retained his reputation of being the undisputed king of clay at Roland Garros in Paris, France, after he won his 10th French Open Grand Slam title yesterday.

Farmers in Maharashtra called off their protests after the government, in a major concession, announced a loan waiver for them.

In response to the month-long strike called in Darjeeling, the West Bengal government has threatened to cut the salaries of state employees who fail to turn up for work and consider their services to be broken.


In the Hindustan Times Aman Sethi and Punya Priya Mitra explain how demonetisation brought the farmers to the crisis that is currently affecting their lives by disrupting every aspect of rural economy.

In the Supreme Court ruling on the triple talaq, one party has been denied any agency: the women. Legal scholar and activist Flavia Agnes writes in The Indian Express.

In her column in The Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee explains how India's secular and liberal values are being undermined by a host of state and non-state actors.

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