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Xi’s ‘Line of American Control’ and the elusive vikas in Bihar and Bharat

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Israr was killed by a mob in Dehra village near Deoband Thursday | By special arrangement

Mob beats 35-year-old Muslim man to death in Saharanpur, police dismiss ‘lynching’ angle

SP says Israr was mentally unstable, had stolen a bike and assaulted a minor, leading to retaliation by the mob. Victim’s brother refutes this version.

No Muslim among those arrested for Palghar incident: Maharashtra Minister

The mob-lynching incident took place on the night of 16 April for which 101 people have been arrested.
Police vehicles damaged by the mob at Gadchinchale village | By special arrangement

Illegal liquor trade, not communal violence, suspected in lynching of 3 men in Palghar

Illegal liquor trade thrives in the region & theft has increased due to lockdown. Tribals may have mistaken victims for 'thieves' trying to steal liquor, residents say.
The wife of Alwar lynching victim Asmeena with their youngest daughter Sahila

In world of govt compensation, Akhlaq & Akbar aren’t same, nor are Pulwama & Sukma soldiers

One might argue that families of soldiers deserve better compensation than farmers because the latter don't die in the line of ‘duty’. But what about sanitation workers?
JNU protests in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Satish Deshpande on ‘critical injuries’ to universities, Soli Sorabjee celebrates Palkhivala

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Cartoon by Surendra on lynching

‘Mobocracy’ versus democracy, a ‘sliding’ economy & Congress’ ‘Maratha sub-nationalism’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Pehlu Khan | Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee

Cow smuggling case against Pehlu Khan, his sons & truck driver quashed

The Rajasthan High Court quashed the case on the grounds there was not enough evidence of cow smuggling. Pehlu Khan and his two sons were attacked by a mob in 2017.
Ramachandra Guha | Twitter/@Ram_Guha

FIR against Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen & others for their open letter to PM

In an open letter to PM Modi in July, nearly 50 celebrities, including Anurag Kashyap and Shyam Benegal, raised concern over incidents of mob lynching and the govt's response to dissent.
Women blocking the entry to Suari village in Jharkhand's Khunti district. Photo: Madhuparna Das/ThePrint

How a tribal custom, a rumour and a ‘video’ played a role in Jharkhand mob lynching

ThePrint travels to two villages in Jharkhand's Khunti district, and speaks to lynching 'witnesses' & villagers who recount the sequence of events.

On Camera

People waiting to be be vaccinated at a clinic in Delhi | Representative Image | PTI

Decentralise Covid fight, don’t bury head in sand like ostrich. Be like a peacock

The time now is for a coherent and concerted response. ‘What went wrong’ and ‘why’ is an investigation that can be taken up later.
An ICICI Bank (Representational image) | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

ICICI is hiring more investment bankers, in its biggest push in the sector since 2017

According to Ajay Saraf, head of investment banking and institutional equities at ICICI Securities Ltd, the new roles will be concentrated in sectors such as technology and health care.

Defence

File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane in Delhi | PTI

Military hospitals could now treat civilians as Rajnath seeks armed forces’ aid in Covid fight

Hospitals run by all 63 Cantonment Boards also asked to accommodate Cantt residents and those from outside approaching them for treatment.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.