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The Morning Wrap: Tamil Nadu's Political Orphans; Ravindra Gaikwad In Trouble Again

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

20/04/2017 8:27 AM IST | Updated 20/04/2017 9:04 AM IST
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TTV Dinakaran's fortunes turned overnight, from occupying a prime position in the AIADMK (Amma) to one of a graft-accused struggling for his mere survival. G Pramod Kumar reflects on the sudden twists that turn political leaders into orphans.

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Three Bharatiya Janata Party veterans — LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti — had criminal conspiracy charges resurrected against them by the Supreme Court in the 25-year-old case of the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992.

During a Cabinet meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rule numbers 108 (I) and (II) of the Motor Vehicles Act, which allow central and state governments to allow red beacons for dignitaries, will be scrapped.

With Kashmir already on the boil, the shutdown of the Internet in the Valley is seen as an attempt to choke voices of dissent as well as disable the media from reporting the goings-on in the state.

Off The Front Page

BJP President Amit Shah is going to tour all state capitals across the country, starting 27 April, in 95 days to strategise for the 2019 general elections.

After his infamous spat with the Air India crew, which involved him hitting the airline employee with his footwear, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has got into trouble yet again, this time with cops for a non-functioning ATM in Latur.

Even as early as January, Snapdeal was spending heavily, expecting funds to come through from its investors of SoftBank. In four months, it's up for sale. What precipitated the crisis at the company? Mint reports.

Opinion

On Ram Navami this year, West Bengal witnessed the spectacle of BJP supporters walking the streets with swords and daggers. Such a sight may induce surprise among a section of the population, but the tradition of Hindu nationalism isn't alien to the state, writes Swapan Dasgupta in The Telegraph.

While trying to control the volatile ground situation in Kashmir, the Indian army cannot behave like the militants it is supposed to tackle instead of acting like a professional and disciplined force, writes Salil Tripathi in Mint.

Commenting on the latest turn in the Babri Masjid case, an editorial in the Hindustan Times points out that 25 years have passed since the incident, yet there is no sense of closure for those who were affected by it. The wheels of justice does turn slowly in this country.

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