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The Morning Wrap: India Reacts To Pakistan; 1,000 'Saints' Offer Help In Kashmir

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

04/05/2017 9:12 AM IST | Updated 04/05/2017 9:13 AM IST
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In the light of the killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control, India has decided to make a three-pronged response to Pakistan. Read to find out more.

With the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliate Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in West Bengal, the rural polls will be a good time for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to prove the clout of her Trinamool Congress party in the state.

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The Union Cabinet recommended an ordinance giving the Reserve Bank of India the right to instruct banks to take action against the top 20-25 loan defaulters to get bad debts off their books.

The Centre on Wednesday admitted of leakage of personal information linked to Aadhaar cards, while critics pointed out the infringement of civil liberties in this regard.

VK Sasikala and the two co-convicted in the disproportionate assets case moved a review petition in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that the case should have ended with the death of the sole public servant, J Jayalalithaa.

Off The Front Page

After losing 330 kg, Eman Ahmed, once the heaviest woman in the world, flew out of Mumbai to Abu Dhabi. Although she was treated by a team of doctors in India, her sister accused them of negligence and decided to move her out of the country.

After the Supreme Court directed states to fill 5 lakh vacancies in the police services, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh requesting at least one-third of these positions be allotted to women.

A group of 1,000 "saints" from a Kanpur-based religious organisation called Jan Sena have volunteered to make themselves useful to the Indian Army deployed in Jammu & Kashmir to tackle stone-pelters.

Opinion

With the rise of the BJP and RSS in West Bengal over the last few years and deepening communal tensions, a section of the Bengali Hindu community is feeling increasingly uncomfortable. Swapan Dasgupta weighs in in The Telegraph.

An editorial in Mint explains why the political community shouldn't pre-emptively hesitate to impose tax on agricultural income in India.

In a sharp article in The Indian Express, Ira Pande bemoans the decline of the Aam Aadmi Party due to a steady corrosion of values in the upper echelons of its leadership.

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