We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.
Modi at G20 with WTO deal
Moving to end the deadlock at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the signing of a landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), India and the US on Thursday announced they had “successfully resolved” their differences on the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes.
Read full story: As PM Narendra Modi heads to G20, India and US announce WTO deal
Chhattisgarh Sterilization Tragedy
Five days and 14 deaths later, as the Chhattisgarh government cracked down on drug manufactures who supplied “medicines of suspicious quality” for the laparoscopic tubectomies in Bilaspur, the blame game has begun in the health department, with officials giving different accounts on the use and purchase of these medicines.
Read full story: 14 deaths later, the buck passing begins, probe on
OPINION: Natwar Singh on Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru’s two speeches “A tryst with destiny” and “The light has gone out” are famous. What is not known is the statement Nehru made at his trial in Gorakhpur on November 4, 1940.
Read full story: A just India, by just means
Recalling Machil Encounter
Four years ago when the bodies of three young men arrived home in Nadihal, a northern Kashmir village surrounded by apple orchards, willows and poplar trees, it led to the unfolding of a complex narrative of counterinsurgency and greed for medals and petty rewards among a group of Army officers and their local collaborators.
Read full story: 3 lives taken for the sake of medals, each bought at Rs 50,000
SPORTS: Rohit Sharma’s Highest ODI Score
The Mumbaikar paced his innings to perfection as he first got set during the initial 50 runs before exploding against a clueless Lankan attack, as he scored his 264 off only 173 balls that had 33 fours and seven sixes. Courtesy Rohit’s mayhem, India scored a mammoth 404 for five and then easily bowled out the islanders for 251 in 43.1 overs. Returning after a 10-week injury lay-off, Rohit had everything going his way after being let-off on individual score of four.