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The Morning Wrap: New Twist To Human Shield; Three Years Of Modi Govt

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

26/05/2017 9:20 AM IST | Updated 26/05/2017 9:21 AM IST
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Essential HuffPost

Farooq Ahmad Dar, a Kashmiri embroidery artisan, was used as a human shield in Budgam to fend off a 1,200 strong crowd, claims Indian Army. But local villagers have another story to tell about that day.

The neglect shown to sanitary napkins by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) doesn't even scratch the surface of the problems with menstrual hygiene in India. Here's why.

Filing of Income Tax Returns is a routine annual exercise. However, the government has made some changes in the Income Tax Return forms in order to minimise the chances of error and rework. Here are six things that you should keep in mind before filing your tax returns this year.

Main News

In the three years the Narendra Modi government has been in power, it has changed a range of laws and got rid of more than a handful of those dating back to the British Raj. Here's an overview.

At the second Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture, President Pranab Mukherjee said in a vibrant democracy people need to question those in power and the loudest noise shouldn't drown those who disagree.

In an interview with The Hindu, Bharatiya Janata Party President (BJP) Amit Shah outlines his ambitious to tour the country spanning 95 days to strengthen mobilisation on the ground.

Off The Front Page

The Centre has banned the sale of cattle for slaughter across India, says the Hindustan Times. It can only be traded among farm land owners in a new regulation for animal trade.

An Indian woman who was forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint and live there has finally returned home, thanks to the the home ministries of both countries, with tales of horror.

Fresh information have emerged regarding the recent killings in Jharkhand, according to an investigation by The Telegraph. One of murdered were recently asked if he supplied beef to a wedding.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Abhijit V Banerjee cautions the BJP against allowing the worst in the party to drive its agenda and also to remain wary of its own fringe elements.

In the Hindustan Times, Saubhadra Chatterji says Sonu Nigam, who added merely cacophony to Twitter, won't be missed after his recent dramatic departure from the social media platform.

Should agricultural income be taxed? The Hindu asks three voices from the Left, Right and the Centre, who come up with differing insights.

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