The Latest: Top stories of the day
1. JNU video: Delhi government has taken three TV channels – Zee News, News X and Indian News – to court over allegedly doctored footage.
2. A month after the World Culture Festival, there is significant damage to the Yamuna floodplain that hosted the Art of Living festival.
3. Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called all party meet ahead of an expectedly stormy session of Parliament.
4. Tamil Nadu polls: Jayalalithaa promises a separate homeland for Sri Lankan Tamils if re-elected in the state.
5. The Punjab government has imposed a ban on Santa Banta Pvt Ltd in Punjab saying the film shows the Sikh community in bad light.
6. IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad win by five wickets against Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Daredevils notch up their third straight win as they beat the Mumbai Indians.
7. Football: Bengaluru FC crowned 2016 I-League champions despite 0-5 loss to Mohun Bagan.
1. In the Indian Express, Shalini Nair profiles 35-year-old Shayara Banu, who recently moved court seeking a ban on instantaneous triple talaq, citing her fundamental rights.
2. “Chances of a smooth run of Parliament are remote,” says senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh in an interview with Kavita Chowdhury of the Business Standard.
3. In the Indian Express, Santosh Kumar RB writes about how a 12-year old inter-religious relationship was spun as “Love Jihad” by right-wing Hindu groups in Karnataka.
4. Old Monk rum is struggling to adjust in face of modernity, changing tastes and competitors writes Arunabh Saikia in the Mint.
5. Noted Urdu author Joginder Paul passed away on Friday. Here is a short list of his works read out.
6. In Harper’s Bazar, Hilton Als writes a paean to the recently deceased pop star Prince.
7. In Business Line, Debapriya Nandi visits the Chhau dance masks makers in Purulia, West Bnegal.
8. Rescuing (ourselves from) the Kohinoor: The foundations of modern India were laid by elements who learned from the victors. We need further modernisation to suit today’s Indians, not obscurantist distortion of the good things we made our own writes K Shankar Bajpai in the Business Standard.
9. In the Hindustan Times, Mark Tully argues that religious studies can keep secularism alive in India.
10. The sugar conspiracy: Ian Leslie in the Guardian writes about how nutritional scientists have for so long been deluding us that fat – and not sugar – is the greatest danger to our health.