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The Morning Wrap: Anarchy In AAP; 3 Indians Among Britain's Richest

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08/05/2017 9:20 AM IST | Updated 08/05/2017 9:20 AM IST
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A day after he was sacked from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi's former Water Minister Kapil Mishra claimed Arvind Kejriwal, leader of AAP and chief minister of the state, had taken bribe worth ₹2 crore.

Leila Seth, who died at 86, was that rare legal expert who chose to put herself out there in a world riddled with stigma, arguing for the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code for instance, writes Sandip Roy.

France has stunned the world by electing Emmanuel Macron as its new president. But this is not the end of the road for populism or Marine Le Pen — and certainly the beginning of a tough challenge for Macron.

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The Pakistan army's aggression along the Line of Control indicates its intention to openly undermine and destabilise the Nawaz Sharif government as well as fermenting tension with India over Jammu & Kashmir.

The Narendra Modi government highlighted the success of "minority institutions", such as Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Milia Islamia, at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, a year after telling the Supreme Court these didn't deserve minority status.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017, three out of the four wealthiest people in Britain are of Indian origin — and not a single person in the top four is a Briton.

Off The Front Page

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and former Union Minister and BJP politician Yashwant Sinha, who were part of separate delegations to Kashmir last year, met on Sunday to plan a national conclave to address the crisis in the valley.

The group of 21 people from Kerala, who disappeared last year and were believed to have joined the ISIS in Afghanistan, are allegedly trying to indoctrinate more youth back in the state by adding them to WhatsApp groups.

A minor girl in Bihar was stabbed to death with scissors by a cousin, who came to her place in a drunken state, for resisting his attempt to rape her.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, economist and social worker Jean Dreze writes about the lies, myths and fictions of Aadhaar that have caused confusion and distress among citizens over the last several months.

In the light of the recently concluded MCD polls in Delhi, Bhanu Joshi says in The Hindu that while local issues usually drive the outcome of local elections, other factors need to be taken into account too.

Given the hyper-nationalist rhetoric in circulation in contemporary India, there is a surge in the 'soldier as the supreme patriot' mindset. Manini Chatterjee explains the perils of this belief system in The Telegraph.

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