25/07/2017 9:38 AM IST | Updated 25/07/2017 9:40 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Goodbye, President Mukherjee; Why India Won't Have Driverless Cars

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

NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Morning Wrap is HuffPost India's selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers. Subscribe here to receive it in your inbox each weekday morning.

Essential HuffPost

As Pranab Mukherjee leaves the Rashtrapati Bhavan making way for the new President Ram Nath Kovind, Sandip Roy remembers his legacy as a bhadralok politician, who got along with opposition leaders well. Here's a glimpse of his years as a politician and his final speech to the nation.

By 2030, India would like to be a 100% electric vehicle nation, says Power Minister Piyush Goyal. But how realistic is this goal and what will it take India achieve it?

The number of Indian workers emigrating to Gulf countries has declined sharply, the Union government has said. The government attributes the decline to an economic slowdown in these countries triggered by weak oil prices.

Main News

The National Investigation Agency has arrested seven Hurriyat leaders in Jammu & Kashmir based allegedly on the record of their telephonic conversation with four dozen 'stone-pelters' in the valley for weeks.

China has threatened to step up deployment of its army in the trijunction point in Bhutan, where India is facing the People's Liberation Army soldiers for over a month now, if India doesn't withdraw its troops from the region immediately.

In the ongoing 'Let's Talk About Hate' series in the Hindustan Times, Niha Masih revisits the Dalit families who fled Mirchpur seven years ago when their homes were set ablaze to listen to their predicament.

Off The Front Page

Confirming its worst suspicions, the Indian Railways has found, based on a blueprint prepared after a survey, that in the next three years, air travel will be the preferred mode of travel for most citizens, replacing trains.

A 10-year-old rape survivor, who is pregnant after being repeatedly sexually abused by her maternal uncle, is spending her days at home, waiting for a final decision on aborting the child growing inside her. Doctors have already ruled out the possibility of medically terminating the pregnancy this late.

Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has categorically said that India would not opt for driverless cars to ensure that jobs for humans don't become the casualty of technological advancement.


In The Hindu a collective of writers and activist explain the latest developments in Darjeeling, in West Bengal, over the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

In The Indian Express, Mani Shankar Aiyar explains why the Congress is the biggest gainer from Pranab Mukherjee ending his term as the President of India.

In Mint Sandeep Bhardwaj explains why India needs to take a principled stand against China in Doklam as soon as possible, not only for its own sake but also to indicate its concern for Bhutan.

Also on HuffPost

Photo gallery Bend It Like Our Netas See Gallery