We bring you the five best stories of the Indian Express you must read before beginning your day.
1. Kashmiri students suspended: A large private university in Meerut has suspended 67 Kashmiri students for allegedly cheering Pakistan during the India-Pak match at the Asia Cup on Sunday. The students were told to vacate their hostel rooms, and were escorted by police and university officials to nearby Ghaziabad. Some students are now back with their families in the Valley. Amit Sharma, Mir Ehsan report in For ‘cheering’ Pakistan in India match, university in Meerut suspends 67 Kashmiri students
2. Roy faces SC wrath: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered custody in jail for Sahara chief Subrata Roy until March 11 after slamming the group’s “dilatory tactics” and trashing its claim of having already refunded investors. Roy, after issuance of a non-bailable arrest warrant by the court, had been kept in a guest house in Lucknow by the Uttar Pradesh police for the last three days. Utkarsh Anand, Ananya Bhardwaj give details, You told us go to hell, says Supreme Court, sends Subrata Roy to jail
3. For the sake of unity: At a seminar organised in Thaliparamba in Kerala’s Kannur district on Monday, two men sat together, smiling and talking. Twelve years ago, these men had entered India’s collective consciousness through their pictures published in the news media — images that went on to become iconic reminders of the Gujarat riots of 2002. Attacker, victim: 2 faces of Gujarat riots come together for ‘Hindu-Muslim’ unity, a report by Tanvir A Siddiqui
4. Opinion: Over the last few years, ex-servicemen have taken public stands more often than before — usually against the UPA government, overtly or covertly. Christophe Jaffrelot writes on how a resurgent BJP reiterates its traditional appeal for the armyman. Soldiers of the Party
5. Interview: Rashid Latif, the latest chief selector of the Pakistan side, is a happy man. For one, Shahid Afridi found his touch with the bat against arch-rivals India in a last-over win to give credence to Latif’s belief in him. And secondly, the former Pakistan wicketkeeper believes that the current side is experienced enough to challenge for the World Cup next year. He explains why and more, in a conversation with Shamik Chakrabarty. Excerpts. ‘Hope Afridi’s last over sixes vs India leave a lasting impact like Miandad’s’