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The Morning Wrap: 'Crackdown' On Kashmir; ISIS Suspect Held From Mumbai

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

05/05/2017 9:05 AM IST | Updated 05/05/2017 9:05 AM IST
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Cordon and search operations of villages, known as 'crackdown', by security forces discontinued a decade-and-a-half ago are back in Jammu & Kashmir as the unrest and terrorism threaten to spin out of control.

In Madhya Pradesh, a serving bureaucrat is determined to share a jail with Abu Salem so that he can study the dreaded gangster intimately for a book based on his romantic life.

The Bombay Stock Exchange reached a record high on Wednesday, with the Nifty hitting its highest ever for a second straight trading session. Here's what the brokers say is behind the market rally.

Main News

Over 50 Saudi and Pakistani television channels are allegedly running without license in Kashmir, some of them helping to stoke the fire of discontent that's already simmering in the valley.

Justice finally came to Bilkis Bano, an expectant mother who was gang-raped during the 2002 Gujarat riots, as the Bombay High Court indicted the state police for "dishonest investigation" and tampering with proof.

The Uttar Pradesh anti-terrorism squad arrested a man from Mumbai for being allegedly involved with the ISIS. Javed Naviwala, 31, was being watched by the Maharashtra ATS since 2008.

Off The Front Page

The Bharatiya Janata Party is already making ambitious plans to consolidate the rural vote for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by figuring out ways of improving the agricultural economy.

The US House of Representatives voted to replace the healthcare policy of the former government, known as Obamacare after President Barack Obama, and ushered in a slew of changes to the lives of Americans.

The Supreme Court will pronounce today the judgment on the appeals filed by four death row convicts against death penalty in the 16 December 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Opinion

An editorial in the Hindustan Times slams Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi's argument in the Aadhaar case that an individual citizen's bodily integrity isn't sacrosanct.

In The Hindu, Pulapre Balakrishnan takes a long view of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the founding of Kerala's Legislative Assembly, especially the fate of the initiatives taken by the first EMS government.

Noah Smith, in a column syndicated from Bloomberg, points out in Mint the dangers of populism, especially when it descends into a confused jumble of attacks on elites, spurred by an abiding sense of resentment.

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