We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.
1. Gujarat voting law
Election Commissioner H S Brahma told The Indian Express on Monday that in his view, the Gujarat government’s move to make voting compulsory in elections to local bodies “may not be correct”.
2. Congress’ Singhvi in tax soup
Multiplying Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s Income Tax problems, the Settlement Commission has added over Rs 91.95 crore to his declared professional income over a three-year period and slapped a penalty of Rs 56.67 crore.
In Jawaharlal Nehru’s time, the expression “communicator” hadn’t come into vogue. Yet British political scientist W.H. Morris-Jones said it all when he wrote that Nehru “rules a country of continental size and bewildering diversities with a microphone”.
4. Bilaspur accident
Two days after 83 women opted for laparoscopic tubectomies at a family planning camp organised by the Chhattisgarh government in Bilaspur, four women died on Monday while at least 20 more are reported to be in a serious condition.
After the ODI series win against Sri Lanka at home, a tougher test awaits India’s stand-in captain Virat Kohli. With MS Dhoni’s thumb injury not expected to completely heal by the first week of December, Kohli will lead Team India in the opening Test of the Australia tour at Gabba, a venue known for its pacy track.