We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.
1. “Man of action”
Meeting on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit on Wednesday, Modi and Obama took forward their discussion in Washington in September, including on the ways to resolve the WTO deadlock. “I know you are a man of action,” Obama told Modi in Nay Pyi Taw.
2. Chhattisgarh Sterilisation Tragedy
On March 21, 2012, Health Minister Amar Agarwal had informed the State Assembly that the company had been found guilty of selling “duplicate generic drugs” and that “a case was registered against it on February 2, 2012 in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Raipur.”
Yet, the state government continued to purchase drugs from the company which also owns a small factory operating from a residential colony of Raipur without even a signboard.
3. Nehru Papers
The NDA government on Friday set the ball rolling to bring the “Nehru papers”, presently in the custody of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in public domain as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told a select gathering of academicians and historians that “all documents and literature related to Nehru should be compiled to understand his life in entirety”.
Read Story: Nehru papers to come in public domain
ICC chairman N Srinivasan, his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings’ official Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and IPL chief operating officer Sundar Raman were named in the 35-page report which, according to the bench of Justice T S Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla, suggested several “misdemeanours”.
One legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru that has been systematically dismantled over the years: his instinctive understanding of higher education.
The financial outlays to higher education have increased. The clamour for more higher education has been growing. But we have failed to create the capillaries that can sustain and nourish a vibrant higher education system.
Read Story: The lost university