Take a look at these five exclusive stories from The Indian Express before you start your day.
1. GOVT VS GOVERNORS:
Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, who had a running battle with then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during her term as Gujarat Governor, was sacked on Wednesday, just two months before her tenure was due to end.
2. CHEAT & TEACH:
L B Singh, a teacher at a Bihar government school in Saharsa, was born in January 1986. But he got his Bachelor of Education degree in 1979 — seven years before he was born.
Meet Bihar teachers who got their B.Ed before they were born, an Exclusive by Santosh Singh
3. EXPRESS INVESTIGATION:
A ninth of all communal incidents in Uttar Pradesh since May 16 have been Dalits vs Muslims, of which 70 per cent were near 12 bypoll seats.
Appu Esthose Suresh reports: Dalit-Muslim divide deepens, goes rural
4. HANGING IN BALANCE: Every judge must brace himself for a life of tension with both in the intelligent and stout defence of his ward, who needs constant protection against the insolence of unfeeling officials, the venality of politicians and the misdeeds of wicked neighbours and fellow citizens.
Ram Jethmalani on the thesis of committed judiciary: First, insulate the judge from politics
5. TALKING SPORT:
So the next Test starts in Manchester, as much with the fragrance of wonderful talents on display as with the stench of ugly confrontation and the disagreeable odour of verbal abuse in the air.
Cricket doesn’t need to ‘man up’, it needs to ‘gentleman up’: Harsha Bhogle
At Tri Nagar, Smriti Irani centered her speech around Modi, with over 10 references in 11-minute extempore.