29/05/2017 9:04 AM IST | Updated 29/05/2017 9:06 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: Rules Of A 'Dirty War'; Who Killed Mahatma Gandhi?

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For those who are disturbed by the Indian Army's use of the human shield in Kashmir, the Army Chief had news. The 'dirty war' in the Valley, he said, could only be fought through such innovations.

Dalit villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar district were in for a shock ahead of the visit of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. They were handed soaps and shampoos to clean up before meeting the venerable CM.

The Centre's new cattle trade rules, making it nearly impossible to buy or sell bovines in the country, is in violation of the citizen's constitutional rights, says G Pramod Kumar.


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Since the election of the Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, Muslims in the state are feeling more alienated than ever and 'harassed' on the slightest pretexts, the Hindustan Times reports.

The results of the Class XII CBSE board examinations are out. There is a slight drop in the percentage of those who passed, but girls have outshone boys this time, especially in the 99 percentile group.

Decades later, speculations have surfaced about the possible involvement of a second assassin in the killing of MK Gandhi. An outfit inspired by Veer Savarkar has raised questions about Nathuram Godse's conviction.

Off The Front Page

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a four-nation tour starting today, covering Germany, Spain, Russia and France, to aim at boosting economic engagement with these nations and getting more investments in.

The public slaughter of a cow as an act of protest against beef ban in Kerala by alleged Congress workers has been called "barbaric" and "thoughtless" by the party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday arrested one person and booked 13 others in connection with a video shot in Rampur that shows a group of men sexually assaulting two women.


In an astute column in The Indian Express, Pratap Bhanu Mehta says that while the Indian army faces tough challenges ahead of it, the bigger challenges are coming to it in the form of those egging it on.

In The Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee condemns the Indian Army's use of the 'human shield' in Kashmir, adding that such an action has diminished India's stature in the eyes of the international community.

In Mint, Narayan Ramachandran argues that the Centre is coming to grips with the problem of Maoism after struggling with it for five decades and soon it may be relegated to the pages of history textbooks.

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