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The Morning Wrap: 56% Americans Disapprove Of Trump; The Dalai Lama Meets His Saviour

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03/04/2017 8:36 AM IST | Updated 03/04/2017 9:32 AM IST
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From being elected with a staggering majority to losing the approval of the majority, it didn't take long for President Donald Trump to come out of the proverbial "honeymoon period". According to a recent poll, 56% Americans disapproves of the job their president is doing and it's not been two months since he's been at it.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal showed remarkable spunk faced with chants of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name at a rally for the civic polls in the city. "Ask them," Kejriwal said, "if shouting Modi's name will abolish house tax, then I will also shout 'Modi, Modi'."

PM Modi inaugurated the country's longest road tunnel linking Kashmir Valley with Jammu by an all-weather route. The 9-km long Chenani–Nashri Tunnel, built at the cost of ₹2,500 crore, was dedicated to the nation by the PM in the presence of Jammu & Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

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At the inauguration of the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel connecting Jammu with Kashmir, PM Modi expressed his anguish over the deaths of ordinary Kashmiris during violent clashes with the security forces. He asked the youth to choose between tourism and terrorism.

Infosys co-founder and former Chairman NR Narayana Murthy came down heavily on the decision of the company to offer a substantial salary hike to the Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao, highlighting the rift between the management led by Chairman R Seshsayee and CEO Vishal Sikka.

At a meeting last week to discuss the presence of fake currency notes in the market, officials at Delhi's North Block were informed that the :covert security features" of high-value currency notes had not been changed since 2005. Officials want these to change every 3-4 years.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama had an emotional reunion with one of the five Assam Rifles guards, Naren Chandra Das, who escorted him to India during his escape from Tibet in March 1959. The Dalai Lama also presented a shawl to Das on the occasion.

The Supreme Court's ordering prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol along major highways has led to states scrounging for legals ways of circumventing the ban. Worse still, the man who had lobbied for the ban is feeling the pinch himself.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has put together a list of amendments to the new law on private healthcare in Bengal in the hope that the doctors' case could be presented before Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Opinion

The newly instituted National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes to replace the existing National Commission for Backward Classes must address the gaps and lags in the Mandal project, writes PS Krishnan in The Indian Express.

In The Hindu K Hariharan writes about changing modes of broadcasting and consuming cinema, which is liberating itself from the confines of a fixed space and rigid duration, thanks to the digital revolution that has been ushered in by Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Taking into account the crackdown on slaughterhouses and consumption of meat in Uttar Pradesh, Manini Chatterjee writes about the centrality of food in the formation of social, cultural and political identities in India, in her column in The Telegraph.

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