We recommend that you start your day by reading these five special Express stories.
1. J&K election results
This paradox is at the heart of the state’s difficult, fractured verdict — the Peoples Democratic Party with 28 seats has emerged as the largest party while arch rival National Conference, though 13 seats down from 2008 and 2002, still has 15 in a House of 87.
2. 26/11 Mumbai attack
The Indian Express has obtained and authenticated 4,396 phone calls made to the PCR, running into 89 hours of conversations.
3. A love of animals gone horribly wrong
The man in Vasant Kunj from whose house 27 starving dogs were rescued on Sunday was a “recluse” who had been more out of sorts lately, neighbours said.
At the most difficult crossroads in Kashmir’s political history, challenges have come with rare opportunities.
Bay 13. Locals speak about it with awe. You are never far away from a, “Oh that time I was in Bay 13,” or “if you want to be anywhere in the MCG, that’s the place to be”. It’s this section of the Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which has housed the most literal expression of the Australian way: Notorious, unabashed and unrestrained.