10 must-reads for today

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters yesterday at Rajaji Hall in Chennai, where Mr Muthuvel Karunanidhi's body lay.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters yesterday at Rajaji Hall in Chennai, where Mr Muthuvel Karunanidhi's body lay.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

1 Tamil icon's final journey

Shops were shuttered and streets deserted across Tamil Nadu yesterday as the funeral of Mr Muthuvel Karunanidhi, an iconic politician in the southern Indian state, got under way. His body lay at Rajaji Hall in the state capital, Chennai, where a huge throng of people wanting to pay their last respects turned unruly. The mob caused a stampede that eventually left two people dead and 40 others injured.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe