A selection of five exclusive Indian Express stories you should read before you start your day:
A DIPLOMATIC AGREEMENT: If diplomat Devyani’s Khobragade’s transfer to India’s permanent mission in the United Nations goes through smoothly,India might consider proposing an agreement to extend full diplomatic immunity to all personnel of the two countries regardless of whether they are posted at consulates or the embassy.
To ensure diplomatic immunity,India shifts Khobragade to Permanent Mission in New York by Pranab Dhal Samanta
THE COMPLAINT: Devyani Khobragade had first struck a verbal agreement with Sangeeta Richard and then signed two successive contracts,with a different wage specified in each. Aneesha Mathur looks at what the dispute is all about in Leading to Devyani’s arrest,a verbal deal and ‘two contracts’
THE SANGH STORY: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat chose to narrate the story of a woman whose single act brought prosperity to all except her in the village to urge BJP veteran L K Advani to play his role in the party. Shyamlal Yadav listens in as the RSS chief tells Advani: Stay,so that the village does not burn
C. Raja Mohan explains why the unfolding developments in Bangladesh are not just internal to the country,but about a troubled history that binds the subcontinent. Dhaka spillover in Opinion
IN THOSE BIG NO.4 BOOTS: Virat Kohli’s fifth Test century could well be defined as his finest hour as a Test batsman. Bharat Sundaresan reports from South Africa on how the 25-year-old’s knock showed he had finally found his feet.