Firstpost Editor's Picks: Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Article 370, John Abraham in Batla House, Cincinnati Masters 2019; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda supports scrapping of Article 370, John Abraham in Batla House, Daniil Medvedev wins Cincinnati Open; today's must-read stories.

FP Staff August 19, 2019 20:44:42 IST
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Article 370, John Abraham in Batla House, Cincinnati Masters 2019; today's must-read stories

Secret life of Article 370: Nehru's use of ruthless force to integrate Kashmir behind veil of 'special status' offers lessons for today

For former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Kashmir's special status, and Article 370 were, from the outset, a fiction — one which was authored against the background of war, great-power intrigue, and terrorism.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda's half-revolt against Congress over Article 370 in Kashmir reveals extreme restlessness of cadre

Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Haryana chief minister is the latest in the list of Congress leaders who have supported the scrapping of Article 370; his son and former Congress MP from Rohtak, Deepender Hooda, too, had supported the abrogation soon after the move had been finalised by the Parliament.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das wants banks to link loan, deposit rates to repo: Will common man get a fair deal finally?

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das wants banks to link both their lending and deposit rates to the prevailing repo rate. Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends short term funds to banks. Some banks, like SBI, have already adopted this in practice while others are yet to do it.

Batla House: How John Abraham carved a niche for himself as a dependable star, producer of content-driven films

Identified with terms like hottie, beefcake and a handsome action star for almost two decades of his career, John Abraham has evolved into a filmmaker’s go-to actor for a certain kind of cinema - the gritty patriotic or realistic story based on modern Indian history or a recent experience of our nation.

Cincinnati Masters 2019: Daniil Medvedev takes his tennis a notch higher with career's first Masters 1000 title

After the first set against Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati semifinal, Daniil Medvedev's brilliant three-week march – which started with a final appearance in Washington and continued with another summit clash in Montreal – seemed to have run its course.

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