Here are the top stories of The Indian Express you must read before you begin your day.
1. Last year’s riots still fresh in their minds, a growing number of Muslims in the Muzaffarnagar-Shamli area of Uttar Pradesh are selling their properties in the villages they have now abandoned to Jat neighbours at rates which locals admit are far below the market rates.
2. On the flip side has been a series of reports of alcohol-related crimes and health issues. Limits on bar hours and blocking of liquor licences for retail outlets having failed to end these problems, state Congress president V M Sudheeran has led the liquor-free-state campaign, which culminated in the policy.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
- O. Panneerselvam: 10 Things You Need To Know
- PM Narendra Modi Slams Opposition For Not Letting Parliament Function
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui On Working In Raees: Was Nervous To Shoot With Shah Rukh Khan
- Bathinda Dancer Murder: Video Showing Accused Opening Fire At Marriage
- 5 Lesser Known Facts About Sasikala Natarajan
- Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor’s Delhi Home Burgled: Here’s What Happened
- Reserve Bank Of India Keeps Repo Rate Unchanged Post Demonetisation
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3. Ministries following up on the Prime Minister’s instructions to do away with obsolete laws have discovered pieces of legislation up to 200 years old.
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4. In its orchestration and inflammatory appeal, the current campaign shares similarities with Hindu revivalist projects in the 1920s in UP.
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5. Suresh Raina’s name on the team sheet this morning must have raised a few eyebrows. As recently as seven months ago, the left-hander was dropped from the playing XI after struggling in the rather alien conditions of New Zealand.
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