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The Morning Wrap: Is CPM Losing The Plot In Kerala; Baby Born to 64-Year-Old

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02/08/2017 9:34 AM IST | Updated 02/08/2017 9:37 AM IST
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Kannur district in Kerala is a hotbed of political violence between the ruling Left and the RSS for decades, but its recent outburst shows the CPM being tactically foolish in its political move, says G Pramod Kumar.

For those who are complaining and outraging over the 'whitewash' of Indian soldiers in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, Sandip Roy has a crisp advice: Why don't Indian filmmakers tell these untold stories instead?

Fed up with 4 transfers in 15 months, one judge sat on a dharna outside Madhya Pradesh High Court -- and has threatened to do so until his grievances are addressed. Read his story here.

Main News

After heading the Niti Ayog for two years, economist Arvind Panagariya is going back to his job at Columbia University in New York City, from which he was on an extended leave. Here's a roundup of his time there as the chief and the number of times he raised red flags.

Here's why the Reserve Bank of India is likely to go for a repo rate cut today, a move that will make it more affordable to buy small homes in India than rent one.

Even as the Supreme Court continues to hear the arguments in support of Aadhaar from the government, it has said fundamental rights of citizens cannot be compromised on the ground of upholding their economic rights.

Off The Front Page

BJP president Amit Shah chastised Rajya Sabha members of the party who were not present in the Upper House on Monday during the passage of a politically significant constitutional amendment bill.

According to reports, after giving the security forces the slip for months, Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana was ambushed and killed because he had come to Pulwama to meet his wife and another woman.

A Delhi-based couple opted for IVF treatment to have a baby after they lost their 31-year-old son in 2015. In March this year, 64-year-old Chameli Meena delivered a healthy boy named Armaan, who has made his 65-year-old father proud and happy.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Indira Jaising argues that the Supreme Court's ruling on Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, which is invoked in cases of dowry-related crimes, is the result of erroneous data filed by the National Crime Research Bureau.

In the Hindustan Times Vinod Sharma approves of Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti's advice to not tinker with Article 35A of the Constitution, which empowers the state to define its permanent residents and give them special rights, for a good reason.

An editorial in Mint warns that it's not enough to formulate policies to help the Indian farmer to increase their production but also to equip them with the wherewithal to manage risks.

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