31/05/2017 9:06 AM IST | Updated 31/05/2017 9:06 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: BJP's Fortunes In Bengal; Niti Ayog Suggests Sale Of Air India

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In the political flip-flop of rural Bengal, Trinamool Congress seems to have won back a large number of its supporters who had defected to the BJP. How did this come to pass? Swati Sengupta reports.

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who ran into Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin yesterday, posted photographs with him on her social media accounts. Within minutes, a Great Indian Patriarchy Summit was convened — here's why.

Malayalam cinema is fighting the gender gap, online sexism and trying to create safe workplaces for women professionals in the industry. Supriya Menon reports on the latest developments.

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The Centre's think-tank, Niti Ayog, has charted out a plan for the sale of the loss-making Air India and ways of disinvestment that could write off loans to the tune of ₹30,000 crore.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has imposed a stay of four weeks on the Centre's ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter. The order was passed after petitioners cited federalism and the right to choice of food.

A group of students assaulted a PhD scholar at the IIT Madras for participating in a 'beef fest' organised to oppose the beef ban imposed by the Centre across the country. The HRD ministry has sought a report of the incident.

Off The Front Page

As Indian Muslims worry about their place in the society, especially in the light of the recent political shifts in the country, there is an aspiration to reform the community from within, Prashant Jha reports.

Senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh have been charged with criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case among others. Here's what that means for them.

In an interview with The Hindu, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan opened up about his policy priorities, the rise of the BJP and the need to prevent attacks on constitutional values. Read here.


The proposed ban on sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter by the Centre goes against the Supreme Court's decisions since 1959, Arvind P Datar argues in The Indian Express.

Last week, it became apparent that the health ministry had kept the incidence of 3 cases of Zika infection under wraps for months. What are the lessons to be learned from this incident? Vidya Krishnan weighs in in The Hindu.

An editorial in the Hindustan Times points out how men in India are keeping the women out of the work force, with the latter's participation dropping since 2005.

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