21/04/2017 8:27 AM IST | Updated 21/04/2017 9:33 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Turmoil In Tamil Nadu; Soldiers On Weight Watch

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Tamil Nadu is still in a turmoil, with the two factions of the AIADMK sparring over the terms of a merger. The E Palanisamy group wants the rival O Panneerselvam camp to withdraw the complaint regarding the symbol of the party, while the latter wants nothing of VK Sasikala or her family as part of the deal.

Rukhsana Nikhat Lari, one of the four women who were part of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, was removed from her post after she protested against the triple talaq. Ironically, the board itself is now following a middle-of-the-path approach on the matter like her.

The phrase "Roti, Kapda aur Makaan" is a sign of the tremendous pressure society puts on us to own a house. But here's why buying a house in India today frequently doesn't make sense.

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The Supreme Court has set 25% of an estranged husband's net salary as a "just and proper" benchmark for the payment of alimony and maintenance to his ex-wife.

The Centre has used reports provided by the Intelligence Bureau to stall post-retirement appointments of former judges to various tribunals and commissions. The reason behind this decision is believed to concerns over national security.

India has made a fresh request to the US government for the extradition of David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana, both of who wanted for their alleged roles in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

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In Mewar, Rajasthan locals clashed with Kashmiri students, calling them "stone-pelters", referring to the viral video footage of young men in the Valley heckling CRPF jawans, which surfaced recently.

Soldiers in the Indian Army will have to watch out for their weight. According to new regulations, those who are overweight won't be promoted, barred from attending ceremonies or functions, and even made ineligible for promotions unless they shape up.

A police officer and a shooter were killed on Paris's iconic Avenue des Champs Elysees at on Thursday night in an incident for which the ISIS has claimed responsibility.


In The Indian Express, Karan Thapar looks at the strange case of Kulbhushan Yadav, an Indian national who is currently facing death sentence in Pakistan for his alleged role in espionage. Yadav's story, as Thapar says, raises more questions than provides answers.

An editorial in Mint warns of the dangers of Hindi chauvinism. Hindi, as it puts it, may be the first among equals when it comes to national languages, but cannot be the only one or imposed unilaterally on people.

In the Hindustan Times, lawyer Indira Jaising points out that the declining sex ratio in the recent years is the result of medical professionals being complicit in eliminating unborn girl children.

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