We bring to you five best stories of the Indian Express you must read before beginning your day:
1. CLEARING THE WAY FOR LOKPAL: Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam has nominated his senior colleague Justice H L Dattu to the Lokpal selection committee. With Justice Dattu nominated to the selection panel, both Chief Justice Sathasivam and Justice Lodha will be eligible to become Lokpal. Appu Esthose Suresh reports in CJI nominates Justice Dattu to Lokpal selection panel
2. A NEW BEGINNING: A 1980-batch IPS officer, Singh was due to retire in 2015 but became the first police commissioner of Mumbai to quit the post last week. Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil has accepted the resignation, clearing the decks for Dr Satypal Singh’s entry into politics. Having joined the BJP on Sunday in his home district, Meerut, Singh is likely to contest the elections from UP. Sagnik Chowdhury talks about Satypal and his journey from Police to politics, man with an opinion on vice and virtue
3. ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE: An expert panel set up in 2010 under sociologist Madhav Gadgil recommended that the entire Western Ghats be declared ecologically sensitive and suggested three categories of regulatory measures. The report led to protests from the six states where the Western Ghats fall as they felt the recommendations would halt all projects. As the ministry carries out the exercise of redrawing the eco-sensitive areas’ contours in consultation with the chief minister of each state, Shalini Nair , Shaju Philip , Anubhuti Vishnoi take a look at the ramifications on the economy and people’s livelihood in three states — How green must the hills be
4. AWAITING BREAKTHROUGH: The former India goalkeeper Jude Menezes saw his lifelong dream of an Olympic medal end with a last-minute goal by Poland at Sydney 2000. Menezes quit the game a couple of years later, left India and settled in Auckland. He started a new life, new business — of nutritional supplements — and managed a gym. But he could not forget hockey. Daksh Panwar reports on Ex-India goalkeeper awaits Chak De! moment
5. Reading the clean chit: Vinay Sitapati writes the 2002 Gujarat riots did not happen because Narendra Modi authorised the killing of Muslims that cold February. The longer we dwell on his direct role — for which evidence is thin — the longer his “clean chit” will be used to wipe out two other crimes.