21/07/2017 10:11 AM IST | Updated 21/07/2017 10:13 AM IST

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In Ram Nath Kovind, India has got its second Dalit President but the first one linked to the RSS. Read more about his journey to the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

At long last, Indian companies are hiring transgender people into their workforce, but there's a long way to go before the employees can overcome the social discrimination that trickles into their professional lives.

India's parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha engaged in a vibrant debate over the recent lynching of people by the cow vigilantes. Here's why such robust debates should never stop.

Main News

In the ICC Women's World Cup, the Indian cricket team beat Australia by 36 runs to enter the finals, with Harmanpreet Kaur playing one of the finest innings in One-Day Internationals.

In the debate over the mandatory imposition of Aadhaar by the government, the Supreme Court bench hearing the arguments has said privacy is a difficult concept to grapple with at a time when people are putting out personal information on social media.

The Prime Minister's Office has advised the HRD Ministry to include elements of military schools, known as Sainik Schools, aimed at promoting discipline, physical fitness and a patriotic outlook in regular schools.

Off The Front Page

The US State Department is closely observing the ongoing standoff between India and China over territory in Sikkim border. The Donald Trump administration has said it will ask the neighbours to engage in dialogue with an aim to reducing tension between themselves.

Chester Bennington, the 41-year-old frontman of the American band Linkin Park, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his private residence in Los Angeles County in the US.

A Sunni Muslim organisation that follows the stricter Salafi branch of Islam has surprised many by refusing a teenager's demand to wear the abaya on all days in lieu of the more secular dress code at a college it runs.


In The Indian Express Janaki Nair writes a scathing piece about the march of cow nationalism into Indian life. There was never disrespect for the nation's current favourite animal, she says, but neither such all-consuming obsession with it.

From being nurtured in the RSS ideology to occupying the high office of the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has come a long way—which also means he has now a duty to the country's Constitution, not to a narrow set of beliefs, says Vinod Sharma in the Hindustan Times.

At a time of communal flare-up in Bengal, Kallol Bhattacharjee reminds us in The Hindu of the syncretic tradition of Lalan Fakir, who once united the two parts of the divided state.

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