Here's a wrap of the top stories picked from morning newspapers The Times of India has reported that government is considering easing security restrictions for Friday prayers and Eid-ul-Zuha on August 12 in the Kashmir Valley. The easing of curbs would also give the govt an opportunity to gauge the mood in Kashmir Valley following the recent nullification of Article 370. Some relaxation in the curfew-like restrictions under prohibitory orders (Section 144) may be announced on Thursday ahead of Friday prayers, internet services via mobile and broadband are unlikely to be restored As the Union Cabinet proceeded to approve a proposal to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised his ministerial colleagues that there is no room for triumphalism and chest thumping, The Indian Express reported quoting sources. The PM reportedly told his party colleagues that they should be aware of the repercussion of the move and must display foresight and statesmanship in their reactions. The Narendra Modi government has decided to cut the roots of terror funding by concertedly targeting drug smuggling, the Hindustan Times has reported. According to the Narcotics Control Bureau, Delhi and Punjab have emerged as the principal fulcrums as hubs of both distribution and consumption of opium-based drugs. A joint coordination committee under NCB director general Rakesh Asthana met on Wednesday for the first time to discuss ways to curb the drug trade According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey, as many as 33% of the formally trained youth were unemployed in 2017-18, business paper Mint has reported. Nearly a third of trained young men and more than a third of trained young women were unemployed. The unemployment rate among freshly trained youth, who completed training during the previous year, was even higher at 40%.