27/04/2017 8:17 AM IST | Updated 27/04/2017 9:29 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Kashmir Without Social Media; Lowest Wage Hike Under NREGA

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

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The government of Jammu & Kashmir has banned several social media platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Snap Chat, in the Kashmir Valley "in the interest of maintenance of public order".

On Tuesday, Amit Shah went on house visits in Naxalbari, in West Bengal, the seat of a radical Left-wing uprising in the 60s, and had lunch at the hut of a daily labourer. What does this action signify?

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Using Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its trump card, the BJP secured a sweeping victory in the MCD polls in Delhi, ousting the former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from power.

The ministry of human resources has asked college and university teachers to provide details of their caste, religion and Aadhaar to create a comprehensive national teachers' portal and eliminate fake teachers.

In one of its oral observation, the Supreme Court said the Aadhaar-PAN linkage urged by the government is meant to ensure citizens are conscientious about paying taxes, which most Indian don't want to.

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The Bombay Stock Exchange's Sensex index closed above the 30,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday, riding a worldwide stock rally fuelled by central-bank asset buying.

In the lowest wage hike under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme, the Centre has increased wages by an average of just 2.7 per cent this financial year.

Following the massacre of the CRPF jawans in Sukma by the Maoists, the Centre has asked security forces to focus on "high-value targets".


The complete wipeout of AAP in the MCD polls shows that the party has lost the political initiative and needs introspection and reinvention, writes Pranav Gupta and Sanjay Kumar in The Indian Express.

In the Hindustan Times, Sayeeda Hamid says the Muslim Personal Board's support for triple talaq on WhatsApp messages turns a serious affair like marriage into a matter of net connection and blue ticks.

An editorial in Mint argues why India needs more new big cities, the load on its existing megacities being the most pressing reason behind it.

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