The Morning Wrap: Trouble In Tamil Nadu; Who Are India's Beef Eaters?

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Trouble is brewing in Tamil Nadu again, with TTV Dinakaran, deputy General Secretary of AIADMK (Amma), being sacked from the party after charges of corruption surfaced against him in his bid to acquire the two leaves symbol of the parent party for his outfit.

Business tycoon Vijay Mallya was arrested by the Scotland Yard in London, where he has been living in exile for defaulting on a loan of ₹9,000 crore in India. Although he was granted bail, the CBI and the Indian High Commission will present their case for his extradition in a UK court.

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The Supreme Court will decide today if BJP politicians like Murli Manohar Joshi, LK Advani and Uma Bharti should be tried for conspiring to bring down the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, demanding to have a Ram Temple to be built on the site.

Delhi Metro has paid close to ₹6 crores to the owners of a house to raze two floors so that the expansion of its Phase III can continue. This is the first time Metro has struck a deal using erasement rights. It won't own the building, which could be rebuilt by the owners with the requisite permission, once a viaduct is built.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gets candid in an interview with The Hindu, where he spoke about the party's recent losses in the Assembly elections, the accusation of fault EVMs and the upcoming municipal polls in the city.

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With President Donald Trump ordering a change in the norms of granting H1B visas to high-skilled migrant workers and urging US citizens to 'buy American, hire American', many Indians currently working in states are looking to find employment back home again.

Following America's example, Australia is giving priority to its own citizens in the job market. Days after his bonhomie with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull said his government is cutting down the 457 visa that lets foreign nationals work temporarily in the country.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May flung a surprise on the electorate by calling for snap polls in the country, in spite of deferring any elections till 2020 earlier. A win in these polls will enable her to impose her decisions with more authority.

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In The Indian Express, Pratap Bhanu Mehta compares the rise of religious intolerance in India and Pakistan, using the recent examples of Pehlu Khan and Mashal Khan, concluding that both countries are going down the same path.

In The Telegraph, KP Nayar says Kulbhushan Yadav, who faces the death penalty by a military court in Pakistan, can be saved, if India chooses to put aside its sense of false pride. Discrediting the Pakistani justice system is not the right way to go about it.

At a time when the mention of the word beef is enough to incite a lynch mob, Manas Chakravarty asks an important question in Mint: Who are the beef eaters of India? His answers will fascinate and surprise you.

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