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Sunday Story 2017


On Dalits, despite PM Narendra Modi push, BJP plays catch-up

June 26, 2018 11:17 am

Modi took as many as 10 steps between April 2015 to April 2016 to mark his outreach towards Dalits. Yet, the BJP has appeared to be playing catch-up on most of the major issues concerning Dalits and backward classes that have grabbed the national limelight so far.

Calling J&K's lost boys back

June 26, 2018 11:32 am

The police promised the parents that if their children wanted to return home, the doors to the mainstream were “open”. “Every care will be taken for their dignified rehabilitation if they shun the path of violence,” said an announcement about the function on the Shopian Police’s Facebook page

In Afrazul’s wake: Shaken by killing of Muslim labourer in Rajasthan, some returned, but not for long

June 25, 2018 2:18 pm

The 47-year-old’s killing in distant Rajasthan has seen panic-stricken villagers from Saiyadpur and villages such as Mozampur and Baluachara, all in a 3-km radius, returning to Malda.

For Rahul Gandhi, the Gujarat-Himachal verdict will be a moment of reckoning

June 26, 2018 11:29 am

For Rahul Gandhi, set to take over as Congress president, the Gujarat-Himachal verdict on December 18 will be a moment of reckoning. But, as Indian Express explains, the challenges for his party and his leadership go much beyond two states.

Hardik Patel: The Man in the Middle

June 26, 2018 11:29 am

In a state where more than half of the voters are youths, this 23-year-old has tilted the scales. Whichever side now emerges heavier, the Patidar leader who has captured a community’s imagination with his speeches, roadside meetings, and direct attacks on BJP, is here to stay. The Indian Express on the trail of Hardik Patel

Sushil Kumar wrestles for two minutes to win gold: Story of India's best wrestler

June 26, 2018 11:28 am

Did Sushil Kumar's walkovers in the National Wrestling Championship tell the story of India's best grappler, or the weight he now bears?

Nehru: For and against

June 26, 2018 11:26 am

Never before in Indian political discourse has Jawaharlal Nehru — and his idea — been so pilloried or celebrated depending on which side of the faultline you are on. On his 128th birth anniversary, Indian Express captures the debate around the man and his legacy.

End of a protest: The story of Jantar Mantar as a protest site began in 1993

June 26, 2018 11:26 am

Jantar Mantar seemed ideal at the time. Though it was close to Parliament, it was not large enough to hold a big crowd. Besides, the topography of Jantar Mantar, with its two main entry and exit points, was easier to manage.

Jharkhand 'starvation' death: How Santoshi's village makes it to two meals a day

June 26, 2018 11:25 am

Rice is not enough under PDS, but the only thing they can afford; potatoes are cheapest, but still costly; pulses, vegetables are out of the question; biscuits are a luxury; and Aadhaar is well-entrenched.

Aarushi Talwar murder case: Key evidences that caught attention

June 25, 2018 2:13 pm

The CBI case “stood snapped”, the Allahabad High court ruled, while acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the 2008 murder of their daughter Aarushi. Indian Express examines the “key evidence” that caught the court’s attention.