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The Morning Wrap: Young, Proud And Hindu; Maoists Explain Reason Behind Sukma Attack

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28/04/2017 8:34 AM IST | Updated 28/04/2017 9:32 AM IST
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What does the face of young Hindutva activists look like? With the rise of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the face of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a young wing, has turned savvier.

In the long list of rivalries between India and Pakistan, mangoes occupy the prime of place. But have you ever wondered why Pakistan exports more mangoes than India? All your questions answered here.

Bollywood legend Vinod Khanna passed away at the age of 70. A strikingly handsome actor, he was noted for his sartorial tastes, but eventually renounced stardom for spirituality.

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If you can't keep them, threaten them with the fear of god: that's the policy Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal seemed to be following by warning his newly elected councillors against defecting from the party.

The Maoists who killed CRPF jawans in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, claim that the attack was in retaliation to sexual violence perpetrated by the army on tribal women. They also denied having mutilated the bodies.

Rishi Kumar, an Indian army gunner, shot two militants in Kupwara, Jammu & Kashmir, and saved the lives of many recently. Read the chilling account of his 35-minute-long encounter, which also left him wounded.

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The Narendra Modi government was rapped on the knuckles by the Supreme Court for failing to yet set up the Lokpal, the country's first anti-graft ombudsman, which has been pending for months now.

A survey by the Centre for Media Studies covering 20 states has revealed Karnataka to be the most corrupt state in India, based on people's experience of paying bribes to avail themselves of public service.

The Central government is planning to implement an all-woman India Reserve Battalion force to deal with incidents of stone-pelting by women in Jammu & Kashmir.

Opinion

In the Indian Express, Subhra Gupta revisits the rich legacy of actor Vinod Khanna, who, as she points out, was confident enough to have agreed to play second fiddle in many of the movies he appeared in.

In Mint, Sidin Vadukut writes about the history of Naxalism in India, drawing on the detailed literature that exists on the subject, and also explains the reasons behind the state's secrecy in these operations.

In the Hindu, historians Mridula Mukherjee, Harbhans Mukhia and Aswini K Mohapatra present their views from the Left, Centre and Right perspectives on the question of secularism and its nature in India.

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