The SUPREME COURT’s review of Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality and the miraculous rescue of all the 12 Thai boys and their coach after 18 harrowing days being trapped in a cave are two major news in most of the newspapers today.
“Hearing begins to strike down ‘archaic’ Section 377”, headlines The Hindustan Times; “Open to review gay sex verdict’s correctness”, The Asian Age quotes the Supreme Court while The Hindu leads with the headline, ”Choosing a partner is a fundamental right.”
On the daring rescue of all the Thai soccer boys and their coach trapped in a cave is noted by all dailies. “Lucky 13 are out of Thailand cave,” writes The Hindustan Times while the Hindu says, ”All members of Thai team rescued from flooded cave”.
In a bizarre development, single women are being denied entry in nightclubs in Gurugram if not accompanied by husbands! “No entry, clubs on MG Road tell single women,” writes the Hindustan Times on its front page.
The controversy over granting of ’eminence’ tag as well as a whopping 9500 crore rupees commitment to the ‘yet-to-be established’ Jio institute is noted by The Statesman on its front page. “Row over ’eminence’ tag for proposed Jio ‘institute’,” writes the daily.
The DNA carries some important stories too. ”Govt plans audit of CSR projects, ” writes the paper while it also covers another story quoting Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, ”Amend I-T Law for assets gifted to women by spouse”.
If you’re a travel buff and look beyond the country’s borders for some adventure, it’s time to look within. Western Ghats figure in Lonely Planet’s collection of 10 best destinations. “Western Ghats fourth best tourist spot in Asia,” writes The Hindu.