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The Morning Wrap: War With Pak Isn't An Option; Major Who Used Human Shield Awarded

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

23/05/2017 9:00 AM IST | Updated 23/05/2017 9:00 AM IST
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Essential HuffPost

Although the prospect of war with Pakistan is discussed enthusiastically in India's television newsrooms, it is not a feasible option at all and can be disastrous to both countries, writes Raghu Raman.

Actor and parliamentarian Paresh Rawal's inflammatory comment against writer Arundhati Roy on Twitter turned out to be a spectacular self-goal. Shivam Vij explains how.

In an exclusive interview with HuffPost India, SS Rajamouli, the maker of the hugely successful Baahubali movies, opens up about their connection with Lion King and casteist undertones.

Main News

Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a Kashmiri man to the bonnet of his jeep as a 'human shield' against stone-pelters in Kashmir's Budgam district, has been awarded by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.

At least 19 people have been feared killed in a suspected terrorist attack in the British city of Manchester at a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande.

On 18 May, at least 2 officer and a group of 30 policemen allegedly witnessed the lynching of 4 men in a village in Jharkhand for five hours who were suspected by the locals of being child-kidnappers.

Off The Front Page

Horrific clashes between the supporters of the Left and the ruling Trinamool Congress dispensation in West Bengal broke out, with stone-pelting, teargas explosions and and baton charges by the police to control the unrest.

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Chaudhary Munawwar Hassan, his wife and four children were murdered by a business partner who plotted to wrest control of the politician's properties, the police said on Monday.

The Uttar Pradesh government recommended a CBI probe into the death of Karnataka-cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari, whose body was found on the road near a state guest house in Lucknow last week.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Saibal Gupta revisits Mahatma Gandhi's legacy as an economist, especially urging for a revaluation of his idea of trusteeship in a time of growing inequality.

In the Hindustan Times, Dhrubo Jyoti looks back on the killing of 42 Muslim men, allegedly by the police, in Hashimpura, Uttar Pradesh. Thirty years have passed since then and justice is still awaited in the case.

In The Hindu, Pradeep Chibber and Rahul Verma discuss why Indian voters are no longer easily lured by freebies and token symbolism when it comes to deciding who they want to elect at the hustings.

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