Stories you may have missed: November 18
The top developments
Was Mallika Sherawat robbed in Paris?
Colourful reports in the French and British media about Mallika Sherawat and her French companion being ‘tear gassed’and ‘punched’ by suspected robbers in Paris have been picked up by the Indian media. But questions abound, says The Telegraph.
A shortage of stretchers too?
Following the national outrage caused by pictures of Dana Manjhi carrying his dead wife on his shoulders in Odisha after a hospital refused to spare an ambulance or hearse comes this report in the Deccan Chronicle from Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh of a patient dragged on the ramp of a government hospital in the absence of a stretcher.
All parties except BJP put off large rallies
Kerala cabinet on dharna
The Deccan Chronicle reports that the entire Kerala cabinet led by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is expected to offer satyagraha outside RBI’s regional office in Thiruvananthapuram to protest the Centre’s demonetisation move which has crippled the cooperative sector, complains the Kerala CM.
Turkish President offers to mediate on Kashmir
The Hindustan Times reports that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while on a two-day visit to Pakistan, declared that events in Kashmir “hurt our conscience” and offered to mediate for resolving the issue.