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The Morning Wrap: Shockwaves In Sukma; Govt Wants Unique IDs For Cows

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At least 26 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were killed and another half-a-dozen soldiers were injured in a Maoist ambush in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday.

Kashmir valley remained on the boil on Monday, with fresh clashes breaking out in Srinagar even as a PDP leader was shot dead in Pulwama.

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With the political situation in Kashmir so volatile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is willing to hold talks among stakeholders in the Valley, though the right conditions for it have to be created, said Mehbooba Mufti, the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that it wants an Aadhaar-like unique identification system for cows, recording details of their tail age and breed, to track their movement and to prevent inter-state and inter-country smuggling.

Senior leader of AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) 'Ma Foi' K. Pandiarajan of the O Panneerselvam camp speaks to The Hindu about the current crisis in Tamil Nadu, especially about his party's demand that VK Sasikala be delinked from the ruling dispensation AIADMK (Amma).

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The Supreme Court said on Monday that a senior police officer, who has been granted a fixed tenure, can't be removed or transferred midway on the whims and fancies of the executive, in the case involving senior IPS officer TP SenKumar in Kerala.

The family of Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian national who was once allegedly the world's heaviest woman weighing 500 kgs, has alleged that her condition is critical and her treatment for weight loss has left her suffering from a host of attendant diseases.

Santosh Singh, the cop in Agra who was attacked by a mob at Sadar Bazaar police station, recounts the night of horror when a hundred men ran towards him, pelting sticks and bricks and setting his bike on fire.


After days of protesting against the Centre on the streets of Delhi using innovative means, the farmers of Tamil Nadu have called off their strike on the assurance of their chief minister. But that's not the end of agrarian crisis in India, an editorial in The Hindustan Times points out.

In The Indian Express, Anand Patwardhan writes about the need for ethically sound theologists like MK Gandhi and BR Ambedkar to revive the wilting culture of religious tolerance in India.

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