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The Morning Wrap: Firecracker Ban Gone Bust; PM Spends Diwali With Jawans

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

20/10/2017 10:56 AM IST | Updated 20/10/2017 11:09 AM IST
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Main News

A quiet, smoke-free Thursday gave way to the usual thick haze and noise on Diwali night, dashing any hope of a firecracker-free festival following a Supreme Court ban on their sale in the National Capital Region.

The Kerala high court on Thursday held that all inter-religious weddings cannot be viewed as 'love jihad' as it upheld a marriage between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man.

Browsing internet using public wireless computer network at railway stations and airports may leave you vulnerable to cyber attacks, government agency Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has warned.

Off The Front Page

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, celebrated Diwali with troops posted along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir's Gurez sector and lauded the soldiers for their sacrifice, adding that he considers them his family.

The Central Industrial Security Force, which provides security at 59 airports, has written to the home ministry complaining about the Airport Authority of India's failure to clear its dues of Rs 350 crore.

Eight employees of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) were crushed to death when the roof of a building at the Porayar depot collapsed early on Friday.

Opinion

"The Delhi pollution problem shows how even a tangible public health crisis that affects every citizen equally can be turned into a political football in India," writes Mihir Sharma in Mint.

The US backing the ISIS draws upon strategies once deployed by Pakistan, writes Khaled Ahmed, consulting editor of Newsweek Pakistan, in The Indian Express.

"Liberalism and nationalism mean different things to different people, depending on who is speaking and who is listening," writes Krishnan Srinivasan in The Telegraph, drawing on the South Asian context. "The two concepts do not necessarily blend well together, and are often mutually exclusive."

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