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.
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.
Atlanta Open 2019: Australia's Alex de Minaur downs Reilly Opelka, will face Taylor Fritz in the final
Alex de Minaur became the youngest to reach the Atlanta Open final after beating American Reilly Opelka. He will face another American Taylor Fritz in the title match.
Unnao rape case updates: CBI takes over case after Modi's intervention; Allahabad HC to give order at 2 pm tomorrow
Facing heat and growing outrage over the alleged involvement of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the rape of an 18-year-old girl in Unnao, the Uttar Pradesh government also decided to register an FIR against the legislator and the other accused.
Unnao rape survivor had written to CJI two weeks before accident, sought action against 'those threatening her family'
The Unnao rape survivor had written a letter to the Chief Justice of India seeking action against those who were 'threatening her family', two weeks before the accident on Sunday.