01/05/2017 8:06 AM IST | Updated 01/05/2017 9:13 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Real Estate Act Comes Into Effect; 'Cow-Stealers' Lynched In Assam

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The long-awaited Real Estate Act comes into effect from today, though only 13 states and Union Territories have implemented it so far. The legislation is expected to usher in transparency and protect the rights of customers.

In a widely applauded act, Indian-origin comedian Hasan Minhaj roasted US President Donald Trump and the US media at a White House correspondents' dinner, not sparing Bill O'Reilly or Jeff Sessions either.

In a bid to appear thoughtful, a Madhya Pradesh minister gifted a mogri, or wooden bat, to each of the 700 brides getting married at a mass ceremony. He urged the women to beat their husbands with it should they turn out to be alcoholics.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, currently on a visit to India, has advised multilateral talks to be held, involving Pakistan, to resolve the ongoing crisis in Kashmir. He also accused Western nations of being "aggressive" towards Muslims.

Two youths suspected of stealing cows were rounded up by a mob in Assam's Nagaon district, about 100 km from the state capital Guwahati, and beaten to death in broad daylight.

To address the fiasco over allegedly malfunctioning electronic voting machines (EVMs), the Election Commission may revise the rules for recounting, so that slips generated by the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail devices can be matched with the EVM count.

Off The Front Page

Delhi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari claimed his home was ransacked by a group of 8-9 people in his absence on Monday. While the police said the attack may be motivated by road rage, Tiwari insisted there was a conspiracy behind it.

With the Union government capping the prices of coronary stents, the healthcare industry is trying to make profits in the tune of ten and thousands of rupees from the sale of other kinds of stents.

In a move that will be welcomed by many corporates across India, the Union finance ministry may bring companies making ₹100-500 crore revenues under the 25% tax bracket from 2018-19.


In The Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee writes about the unveiling of a new goal for the Modi juggernaut by BJP President Amit Shah in Odisha recently. The move is a step towards the golden era of the party, he seems to believe.

An editorial in Mint points out that in spite of the bloodbath in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, last week, in which CRPF jawans were killed by Maoist insurgents, the Indian state has been successfully pushing back at the rebels for years now.

Shivani Singh bemoans the destruction of the contemporary heritage of Delhi in the Hindustan Times, as The Hall of Nations in Pragati Maidan was destroyed recently and no one, except for a few historians and conservationists, raised their voices.

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