EXPRESS 5: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj stirs row over Love Jihad; fear of disease outbreak in J&K

Here are the top five stories from the Indian Express today.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 15, 2014 8:59:51 am
EXPRESS-759-1 The Indian Express on Monday.

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day:

BJP MP SAKSHI MAHARAJ STIRS ROW OVER LOVE JIHAD

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BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj also claimed that Muslim youth in madrasas are being motivated for “love jihad” with offers of cash rewards.

READ: BJP Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj claims madrasas offering cash rewards for love jihad 

OPINION

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Old ideas of secularism and social justice are not enough to fight Modi; an innovative package of new and non-conventional ideas and practices is necessary to oppose him.

READ: Slippery ground of the Secularism debate

J&K FLOODS

A flooded street in Srinagar. (Source: IE photo by Shuaib Masoodi) A flooded street in Srinagar. (Source: IE photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

With the first signs of the outbreak of a communicable disease in the area, the health department has dispatched a team to assess the situation.

READ: In dead floating chicken, fear of disease outbreak

SOMDEV DEVVARMAN FIGHTS BACK

Somdev Devvarman held his nerve to come back from two sets to one down and beat Dusan Lajovic in the first reverse singles on Sunday as India bounced back from 2-0 down to 2-2. (Source: PTI photo) Somdev Devvarman held his nerve to come back from two sets to one down and beat Dusan Lajovic in the first reverse singles on Sunday as India bounced back from 2-0 down to 2-2. (Source: PTI photo)

Somdev Devvarman’s tireless legs and rampaging determination ran down the slumping challenge of Serbian Dusan Lajovic, as hosts India took the fight to the Serbian camp, pushing the No. 2 ranked Davis Cup team in the world

READ: Serb Volleyed

UDDHAV THACKERAY ON CM’S POST

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The seat-sharing talks between the BJP and Shiv Sena hit a roadblock on Sunday, a day after Sena president Uddhav Thackeray indicated that he was in the race for the Chief Minister’s post.

READ: After Sena warning on ‘lust’ for seats, BJP talks of ‘impotency’

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