Express Daily briefing: Maha Oppn strategy to sit back, deepen BJP-Sena wedge; five from Bengal killed in Kashmir; and more

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J&K: Five workers from Bengal killed in south Kashmir terror attack 

At least five labourers from West Bengal were shot dead and one other injured after suspected militants opened fire at them in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday. The incident happened on the day when an unofficial EU delegation visited the Valley to assess the situation after the abrogation of Article 370. The attack is the sixth in a string of incidents targeting non-residents in south Kashmir, and the second in 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11.

In Maharashtra, Opposition’s strategy for now: Sit back, deepen BJP-Sena wedge 

NCP president Sharad Pawar and state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat have already announced their parties will sit in Opposition and won’t play a role in government formation. The second-rung leadership of both parties, however, is losing no opportunity to fan tensions between the ruling allies, BJP and Shiv Sena.

Visva-Bharati V-C wants CISF: Campus security loyal to Trinamool 

The Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan is learnt to have requested the Centre to permanently deploy Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on its campus. Citing recent incidents of confrontation between the administration and students and karamcharis (staff), the V-C said the current officers owe their allegiance to the “TMC local bosses” and, hence, “disobey” Visva-Bharati’s security officer…

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