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The Morning Wrap: What Next For AAP; Tarun Vijay Regrets Making Racist Remarks

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

11/04/2017 8:13 AM IST | Updated 11/04/2017 9:00 AM IST
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After its humiliating defeat in the recent assembly polls, especially in the state of Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is left directionless, plagued with controversy and in desperate need for a new narrative to reinvent itself. Will it find one? Read Shivam Vij's analysis.

Former Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Yadav, who was kidnapped from Iran, has been sentenced to death in Pakistan on charges of espionage. Sudhi Ranjan Sen revisits the circumstances leading to this momentous decision as well as the way ahead for India.

We take a look at 9 first-generation Indian entrepreneurs who started from humble beginnings, but turned around their fortune with the right mix of intelligence, ambition, determination and perseverance. Long before India's startup boom, their stories of hardship, labour and success set new benchmarks, and inspired others.

Main News

The competition among e-commerce platforms in the Indian market will get steeper as Flipkart, the largest among such firms in the country, acquired eBay's India business to put up a fight against its rival, Amazon.

At least two adults, including a teacher, were killed and two students injured in a classroom shooting at a Southern California elementary school on Monday, according to the police and fire officials. The killer, a man who had gone there to kill his estranged wife, later shot himself dead.

After a dismal 7% turnout in the Srinagar by-poll, by-election in Kashmir's Anantnag was postponed from 12 April to 25 May on the recommendation of the PDP-BJP government in the state, which said the situation was not conducive to voting.

Off The Front Page

BJP leader Tarun Vijay has owned responsibility for making allegedly racist remarks about the people living in India's south and expressed regrets in an interview with The Hindu. He also reaffirmed his firm support for the African communities living in India.

A shocking video posted on social media revealed a man being dragged out of a United Airlines flight that was overbooked. After the passenger refused to leave the flight, he was dragged down the aisle, much to the horror of the others on the plane.

On the eve of a three-day visit to Mumbai and New Delhi, Britain's new defence secretary Michael Fallon has said the United Kingdom needs to have a stronger position on terrorism in South Asia, especially that which flows from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Opinion

What does the Supreme Court's recent ban on BS-III vehicles mean for India's road and the economy? In Mint, Chirantan Chatterjee and Pavel Chakravorty explain the pros and cons of the move, putting the short-term pains for the industry in the context of long-term gains for the people.

In The Indian Express, Arvind P. Datar, a senior advocate with the Supreme Court, looks critically at the court's order to ban alcohol sales within 500 metres of national highways across India. Labelling it as an instance of overreach, he urges for a clearer demarcation of the separation of powers.

While much praise has been showered on the Centre for the passage of the Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, its implementation will involve restructuring the entire healthcare system, writes Vani S Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha in The Hindu.

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