13/07/2017 10:14 AM IST | Updated 13/07/2017 10:26 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Mithali Raj Creates Cricket History; The Secret Of Modi's Energy

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

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Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj surpassed former England captain Charlotte Edwards to become the highest run-scorer in One-Day Internationals at the Bristol County Ground.

A crowd, armed with sticks, gathered outside a housing complex in Noida Sector 78, demanding to know the whereabouts of a 26-year-old house help who had not returned home at night, and clashed with the security guards there.

Having taken objection to several movies in the recent past, the Central Board of Film Certification wants words like 'cow', 'Hindu India', 'Gujarat' and 'Hindutva view of India', spoken by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen in a documentary about his life, to be excised.

Main News

The Reserve Bank of India governor, Urjit Patel, told a parliamentary panel that the demonetised ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, which were deposited in banks after 8 November 2016, are still being counted, so it was not yet possible to estimate the "exact amount" of the scrapped notes returned.

Mehsana in Gujarat, which is going into state assembly elections later this year, is a bastion for the Patidar community — one that will pose a steep challenge for the BJP.

A preliminary inquiry by the security agencies has found that the Gujarat-registered bus carrying pilgrims returning from Amarnath Yatra was the "target" of the militants, who possibly came on motorcycles. Read more about it here.

Off The Front Page

What is the secret of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's seemingly endless stamina that has allowed him to work tirelessly for the last three years without taking a vacation? Amit Shah and RSS share their very own theories.

Need the loo while on the road in Delhi? Turn on your Google Maps. Soon the civic authorities want to build "smart toilets" too with facilities such as ATMs, rooftop solar panel, sanitary pad vending machine, digital health clinic and online user feedback tablet.

Controversy never seems to leave VK Sasikala's side. Even in prison the AIADMK interim general secretary has allegedly "bought" VIP treatment by bribing a top jail official with a staggering ₹2 crore.


In The Indian Express, Pakistani political expert and development activist Mosharraf Zaidi asks if the tragic Amarnath terror attack could be turned into a moment of opportunity for New Delhi and Kashmir.

The outbreak of sectarian politics in West Bengal shatters some of the prevailing stereotypes about the state's longstanding work culture and political ethos, writes Swapan Dasgupta in The Telegraph.

The lack of concrete data on the subject is posing a grave problem for the government to address the menace of unemployment, an editorial in the Hindustan Times says.

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