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The Morning Wrap: Team Of Two; Politics Of Funeral In Kashmir

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30/05/2017 8:53 AM IST | Updated 30/05/2017 8:56 AM IST
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There's been a feeling for a while that most Indian politicians have given up hopes of winning and gone home — except for these two who are diligently preparing to face the challenges of 2019 national polls.

How did India get to the stage when animals have to be slaughtered in public to make a political point? In the light of the recent developments in Kerala, Sandip Roy explores this troubling question.

The government has recently allowed people to withdraw money from the Employees' Provident Fund through self-declaration. Read this article to find out why this is good news for PF holders, and how you can make the best of this announcement.

Main News

The Centre's ban on cattle trade, recently introduced along with a series of measures to prohibit slaughter of bovines for consumption, has been squarely rejected by West Bengal and Kerala as undemocratic.

Even as Indian Muslims are struggling with a growing sense of alienation in Uttar Pradesh, they are also reconsidering their political choices of the past and present, while worrying over what the future holds.

The Tamil Nadu government has started confiscating property belonging to the state's late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, acting on her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

Off The Front Page

Kashmir is simmering again with anger towards the excesses of the Indian army and the state, but is a new language of politics being expressed in the spectacular funerals for its 'martyrs'?

India's Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramaniam feels alcohol and real estate should also fall under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which he otherwise considers a model for the 21st century.

The mother of Ravinder Kumar, the e-rickshaw driver who was killed for protesting against public urination, spoke of the value he put on sanitation, which, he felt, could be achieved with a little will.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Manish Sabharwal debunks the notion that India has peaked in manufacturing and IT sectors. Such assertions are, he says, premature at best and dishonest at worst.

India needs a clear language policy or else it will soon become incomprehensible not only to the world but also to itself, argues D Shyam Babu of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, in The Hindu.

A fan of spectator sports, Ruchir Joshi explains in The Telegraph why he is eagerly waiting for the moment when US President Donald Trump finally meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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