Here are the top stories of The Indian Express you must read before you begin your day.
1. The Indian Express travels to the frontline in Macchel, scene of the biggest counter-infiltration operation in five years.
2. In what would have been music to the ears of the Japanese government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the “expansionist” ideas of the 18th century are still visible in the world — some countries “encroach” on others, some “enter the seas”, and some “capture other’s territory”.
3.Fifteen years after he was involved in a murder attempt on senior CPM leader P Jayarajan, and on a day when BJP president Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat were in Kerala, an RSS district functionary was hacked to death in Kannur on Monday.
4. After an intense discussion with Ravi Shastri on the alignment of his front shoulder while batting, Shikhar Dhawan wanted to face a few throwdowns to implement the suggestions. But that part of the nets was about to be occupied by the newly arrived back-up opener, Murali Vijay.
5. It was on a tidal wave of goodwill that the newly formed Janata Party came to power after defeating Indira Gandhi humiliatingly in the post-Emergency polls in 1977.
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