Firstpost Editor's Picks: Road ahead for BS Yediyurappa, Alex de Minaur at Atlanta Open, tax hike for super-rich; today's must-read stories

Editor's Picks: Road ahead for BS Yediyurappa, BJP's inability to rein in Kuldeep Singh Sengar, International Tiger Day; today's must-read stories.

FP Staff July 29, 2019 20:48:04 IST
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Road ahead for BS Yediyurappa, Alex de Minaur at Atlanta Open, tax hike for super-rich; today's must-read stories

Trust vote win not end of Karnataka crisis; BS Yediyurappa must humour rebel MLAs till SC rules on disqualification

The Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, who was at the centre of the controversy, for the past one month, resigned immediately after affirming Yediyurappa had the majority and the confidence of the state Assembly. By resigning, Kumar chose to go out with grace. He has made the task easier for Yediyurappa and the BJP as the ruling party, in any case, would have removed Kumar and brought in its own Speaker by moving a motion in the House.

Unnao rape case: BJP's inability to rein in Kuldeep Singh Sengar harms Modi's promise of rooting out muscle, money in politics

Sunday's "accident" fits right into a pattern of similar incidents over the years since the survivor, then a teenager, brought allegations of rape against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of Bangarmau constituency in Unnao in 2017. The girl, then a minor, had alleged that Sengar had raped her at his residence in the pretext of providing her a job.

Why super-rich sulking over super-hike in tax rates is bunkum; someone ought to foot the bill anyway

Ever since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014, the policy focus of this government has been amply clear. Put more money into the hands of the lower-income bracket as a means to empower and, of course, reap consequent political dividends.

Atlanta Open: 20-year-old Alex de Minaur belies age to clinch second ATP title and boost US Open hopes

The numbers tell a very clear tale of just how good De Minaur had been this tournament, and how. The ATP began recording statistics in 1991 — less than a decade before de Minaur was born, and the 20-year-old has become only the third person in recorded men's tennis to win a tournament without even facing a single breakpoint.

International Tiger Day: India's rising tiger numbers commendable, but many challenges lie ahead

While the current forest cover suggests that India is facing a saturation point in terms of tigers it can hold, more land exists, waiting to be invested in and recovered.

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