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The Morning Wrap: What Young India Wants; Gau Rakshaks In Alwar Killed The Wrong Man

Our selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers.

06/04/2017 8:47 AM IST | Updated 06/04/2017 9:18 AM IST
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What does Young India want? From a survey by the Delhi-based Centre for the Study in Developing Societies (CSDS) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a German foundation, their main need seems to be for jobs, in the government sector preferably. But the list of what they don't want appears more worrying.

Depression, even serious mental health crises, need not lead to suicide. There's always someone out there willing to lend a sympathetic ear, if you reach out. Listen to these endearing messages from some of India's best-loved stand-up comedians drive home the point.

In the age of alcohol and meat ban, could the state of West Bengal, where drinking and eating freely is still possible, be the antidote to the Centre's nanny-state? Sandip Roy says it should be the new destination for those feeling persecuted by the meat and alcohol bans across India.

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In a predictable response, the Chinese foreign ministry summoned Indian ambassador Vijay Gokhale at the ministry office in Beijing on Wednesday to lodge an irate protest against the Dalai Lama's tour of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

The attack on the alleged cow smugglers in Alwar, Rajasthan, by self-appointed protectors of the bovine species seemed to have gone horribly wrong. Pehlu Khan, the person killed by the gau rakshaks, has been revealed to be a dairy farmer, having nothing to do with any illegal trading of cows.

The three-member Shunglu Committee, formed by the former lieutenant governor, Najeeb Jung, during his tenure, has pointed out "gross abuse of power" by the Arvind Kejriwal government in a report. Although it was submitted last year, it surfaced last afternoon after the Congress obtained a copy of it through RTI.

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Since the demonetisation of high-value currency notes and the introduction of the new legal tender of ₹2,000, law enforcement agencies across the country have seized around 28,000 fake notes of ₹2,000, about 95% of which have been confiscated from Gujarat.

In an unprecedented spectacle, sword-wielding saffron-clad men and women marched across West Bengal on the occasion of Ram Navami. The 200 peaceful processions that were taken out all over the state went on to show the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) there.

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj accused the African ambassadors in India of over-reacting to the attacks on Nigerian citizens in Greater Noida recently and the government's response following it. The envoys had said the Centre's reaction has been adequate.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, C Raja Mohan argues Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart in Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, should come together to mend the relations between the two nations. In doing so, they will also be able to salvage the centrality once enjoyed by Bengal in regional politics.

An editorial in Mint takes a strong note of the misuse of laws framed to prevent illegal slaughter of cows. Not only are these provisions being twisted to harass farmers who own cattle but they are also being used to impinge on people's constitutional right to eat as they choose.

In The Telegraph, Swapan Dasgupta writes that the debate on electoral reform has reached a stage beyond considering the effect of money and muscle power. With the focus on the allegedly faulty electronic voting machines (EVMs), the worries are now shifting to rigging elections by using other means.

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