Here's a wrap of the top stories pick from morning newspapers
The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a PIL seeking new guidelines to protect the identities of persons accused of sexual harassment or assault, the Hindustan Times reported. The petition, filed by the Youth Bar Association of India, said allegations carry the potential of destroying the life of an individual even if that person is innocent. It wanys media restrained from revealing identity of the accused.
Days after the Supreme Court entrusted NBCC with completing Amrapali projects, the PSU will take up another troubled real estate giant. The Times of India has reported that NBCC will takeover Unitech’s 74 projects affecting 17,000 buyers. The court concluded that the realtor is incapable of fulfilling its commitment.
The Indian Express has reported that of the 121 militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir by security forces in the first half of 2019, only 21 were from Pakistan. This means that 82% of the militants killed in the state were locals. Most of these encounters took place in south Kashmir, with 36 militants being killed in Pulwama, 34 in Shopian and 16 in Anantnag districts.
India’s newest billionaire is a former classroom teacher who developed an education app that’s grown to a valuation of almost $6 billion in about seven years. Business paper Mint reported that Byju Raveendran joined the rarefied club after his Think & Learn Pvt scored $150 million in funding earlier this month. He owns over 21% in the company