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The Morning Wrap: Borders On The Boil; SC Wants Report On Rajiv Gandhi Assassination

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

02/05/2017 9:01 AM IST | Updated 02/05/2017 9:01 AM IST
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The Indo-Pak border was tense on Monday with two Indian soldiers killed and their bodies mutilated in the Krishna Ghati sector in the Poonch area of Jammu & Kashmir, the Northern Army Command said.

Hasan Minhaj, the Indian-American comedian, charmed the world with his roast of Donald Trump and the US media at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday night. Here's more about him.

After its dismal performance in the MCD polls in Delhi, preceded by the assembly polls in Punjab and Goa, it's time for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to pull up its socks. Here are 10 suggestions.

Main News

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court ordered Justice CS Karnan, a Calcutta High Court judge who is accused of contempt of court, to appear before a medical panel to check his mental health.

The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled the Anantnag bypoll in Jammu & Kashmir, which was already deferred to 25 May. The EC said the ground situation wasn't conducive for the elections to go ahead.

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he did not relent on the latter's offer of dialogue over Kashmir, where Turkey has for long backed Pakistan.

Off The Front Page

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to submit a detailed report on the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, probing the "larger plot" behind it.

The Centre is working on a common agricultural law that is expected give Indian farmers a wider choice of markets than just their local sabji mandis, which are inefficient and don't bring in enough revenues.

The churning within AAP peaked on Monday after the party's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan quit from the political affairs committee, allegedly provoked by Arvind Kerjiwal's objections to his statements about another party member, Kumar Vishwas.

Opinion

In the Hindustan Times, Sunita Aron notes a softening of Muslims towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which recently had an outstanding victory in Uttar Pradesh, where CM Yogi Adityanath opposes triple talaq, has banned cow slaughter and offered a renegotiated settlement on Ayodhya.

In Mint, Mihir Sharma predicts (syndicated from Bloomberg) that PM Narendra Modi's misguided economics is likely to catch up with him sooner or later and put a tough challenge before him.

In The Hindu, Shiv Visvanathan observes that the recent assembly elections in five states, especially in Uttar Pradesh, and the municipal polls in Delhi became a "hyphenated battle" for the BJP, reflecting its national might in local successes.

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