Tuesday, May 23, 2017

'We need to push back on fake news very hard'

'We need to push back on fake news very hard'

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Newspapers this morning focus on different stories including Pakistan's stance on Jadhav, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewing the Kashmir situation.
On a day when a Mumbai man was arrested for 'illegally entering' Pakistan, "Pak  Speaker calls for unity on Jadhav" writes The Hindustan Times. "Jadhav safe till final ICJ order, hints envoy; first 'Assurance' from Pakistan since Ruling " says The Times of India.
"Trump asks Muslim leaders to 'drive out' Islamic terror" in his address in Saudi Arabia, is the lead in The Asian Age.
'Will find permanent solution to Kashmir issue', The Hindu quotes Rajnath Singh. "Governor's Rule likely option in Jammu and Kashmir if stir continues" reports The Asian Age.
"Election Commission against state funding of polls" highlights The Pioneer on its front page.
"India Inc ready for July 1st GST roll-out" The Business Standard cites a CEO poll.
"Restive Dalits throng Delhi, protest Saharanpur violence" reports The Tribune. "On the run, Bhim Army founder at Jantar Mantar: 'stage set for struggle' " writes The Indian Express.
"Arunachal mum atop Everest twice in 5 days" notes The Tribune, while The Statesman reports "Haryana cop scales Everest from Chinese side."
"Fake 2000 rupee notes seized in Dhaka, NIA sees Pak link in supply  chain" covers The Indian Express on its front page.
"Internet on flights likely by August-end" informs The Times of India.
"Delhi airport is most inaccessible in India" The Hindustan Times cites a study by the School of Plann ing and Architecture.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rajinikanth will only float his own party: TNCC chief

Rajinikanth will only float his own party: TNCC chief  

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The Election Commission's open challenge to political parties to prove allegations of tampering of Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs dominates front page headlines in many papers. The Pioneer reports the Election commission as saying "Come June 3, hack EVM if you can". The Indian Express reports "3 from a party, 4 hours to do it : EC throws open EVM challenge".
With the Centre finalising its policy to boost the involvement of private sector companies in defense production, The Times of India notes on its front page, "Defence ministry finalises big private role in arms production : To start with jets, copters, subs and tanks".
All the papers report that a sessions court's order on the coal scam case reveals interesting information regarding former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was also the Coal minister when the scam took place. The DNA quotes the court as saying "Ex-coal secretary misled former PM".
The daring act of a 23 year old law student in Kerala who chopped off the genitals of a self annointed swami when he allegedly tried to rape her is widely noticed in the press. The Times of India reports, "Kerala CM lauds courageous act of girl for bobbitising rapist". The paper quotes the girl as saying "godman abused me for 8 years".
In the backdrop of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case between India and Pakistan being heard at the International Court of Justice , The Pioneer reports the Pakistan government as saying "No consular access to Jadhav ordered by ICJ". The Hindustan Times quotes Pakistan as saying  "ICJ ruling wont affect trial".
Under the caption "Naidu talks tough on triple talaq", The Asian Age quotes Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu as saying that the government may have to step in and enact a law to ban triple talaq if the Muslim community fails to change the practice.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shame! Osmania General Hospital lets bodies pile up in mortuary

Shame! Osmania General Hospital lets bodies pile up in mortuary

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The finalization of tax slabs on GST makes for front page headline today.
Insurance phone bills, banking services to go up, but education and healthcare spared, as the effect of the new GST regime, from first july, reports The Tribune.
"Services split under GST, to have 4 rates." is the Asian Age headline, While Ola, Uber rides will get cheaper, services including cinema tickets will attract 28% tax rate, the highest slab.
The Hindu Business Line, carries a success story, of marginal farmers in Uttarakhand, profiting immensely from growing millets. Usually called coarse grains, millets are highly nutritious, full of fibre, have a short growing period and, require less water. They are nor making a comeback as health food.
In an interesting development, 3 earthen pots belonging to BABA BUDHA SAHIB were dug up, intact at 40 feet depth while digging a well; in Jhabal Kalan village in Amritsar. In the 16th century Baba Budha looked after "Bir " a forest reserved for cattle grazing, says The tribune.
The DNA reports of a dispute between the bollywood movie Neerja's producers and the relatives of the real life late airhostess Neerja Bhanot over the sharing of profits of the film, as a breach of contract.
"NIA books Huriyat netas for LET fund" - Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has also been named for recieving funds from LET chief Hafiz Sayeed to create chaos in the valley, reports The Pioneer.
Kerala not in favour of oil mustard/ an entire TV station in Afghanistan now, of women employees/   37 year old Purnima Barman from Assam getting the whitley award called the Green Oscar Award for saving storks/ Kendriya Vidyalaya's book donation drive saving 878 trees a month/ are some of the other stories covered by Newspaper's today.
And finally, The unveiling of Tejas, the Hi-tech train from Mumbai to Goa, with bio toilets and personal LED screens as in aircraft shall be launched on 22nd May reports The Hindu with a fine picture.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Does quitting social media make you happier? Yes, say young people doing it

Does quitting social media make you happier? Yes, say young people doing it

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav, the fixing of GST rates and the Tripal Talaq issue are the lead stories in today's newspapers.
"Hague stays Jadhav execution," headlines The Tribune. "Pak loses face," says DNA. " To obey or not? Stung Pak is divided over answer," reports The Indian Express.
"Food grains to be cheaper as GST rates fixed," is lead story in Hindustan Times. "12-18% GST rate for most products," highlights Business Standard.
"Qazis to take brides' view on triple talaq: Muslim law board," reports The Times of India. "Muslim Board now open to advisory against triple talaq," says The Tribune.
"Hacker steals 17 million Zomato users' data, briefly puts it on dark web," reports The Times Of India. "Legal experts say consumers who lost personal info in India's biggest cyber breach can file for damages," headlines Mail Today.
"General Motors drives sales out of India, to focus on exports," reports Business Standard. "End of the road in India for GM," says Business Line.
"Ex-FBI chief Mueller to lead  Trump-Russia probe," reports The Pioneer. "Trump's troubles trip up global markets, Dalal street too stumbles," notes The Economic Times.
"Bill to seize property of fugitives unveiled," is a front page story in The Times of India. The paper says, "The draft law seeks to confiscate property of 'Fugitive Economic offenders' and plug loopholes to deter offenders from evading the process of Indian law."
"To distribute Rs 20 crores, Akhilesh government splurged Rs 15 crores on functions," is the "startling finding" in a report "tabled by the CAG in the UP Assembly," reports The Indian Express.
And, finally, a poignant appeal from  the late Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave: "Do not erect a memorial when I die, but plant a tree if you loved and respected me," reports The Tribune.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jadhav case: ICJ verdict unanimous, binding on Pakistan, says India

Jadhav case: ICJ verdict unanimous, binding on Pakistan, says India

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Centre clearing construction of 10 nuclear reactors, and ICJ decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav's fate today, are major stories in newspapers today.
"Government clears 10 new nuclear reactors in big power push" headlines the Indian Express. "Cabinet gives nod to 10 indigenous nuclear reactors" writes the Hindu.
"All eyes on ICJ as Jadhav verdict today" states the Pioneer. "Judgment Day: India vs Pak match in world Court" leads the DNA.
"Navy to the Rescue in Gulf of Aden" Hindustan Times captions a photograph, as Indian Navy's elite marine commandos thwarted a piracy bid on a Liberian vessel.
"Army gets its first artillery guns three decades after Bofors, will be tested at Pokhran today" covers the Indian Express on its front page.
"NTRO (National Technical Research Organisation) now under Intelligence Act; will have same curbs as IB and RAW" reports the Hindu.
In what could bring big relief to lakhs of undertrials, "Aadhaar may replace surety bond for bail", highlights the DNA.
"India now world's most expensive stock market" writes the Financial Express.
"Delhi to get more land for housing" says the Hindu. ""Stage set for land pooling: LG makes 89 villages urban areas" reports the Times of India.
The paper also notes "Lower GST rate for insurance, telecom likely".
"Amid student protests, J&K government warns: can't take exams if low on attendance" states the Indian Express.
"Class XII marks likely to dip, bringing down DU cut offs" as CBSE and State boards agree not to 'mark up',   reports the Times of India.
"Trump to exit White House? UK bookies bet on it" mentions the Asian Age.
And finally, 'Ganga in Haridwar unfit even for bathing',  the Times of India quotes a Central Pollution Control Board reply to an RTI query.

Impose President’s rule in A.P., says Katju

Impose President’s rule in A.P., says Katju



NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and I-T raiding premises of Chidambaram and Lalu makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "CBI raids Karti, alleges he got father's ministry to clear FDI for media firm" headlines the Financial Express. "Chidambaram's son Lalu face multi-city graft raids" states the Tribune adding "Opposition alleges political vendetta, government calls it  a 'day of reckoning ".
On the issue to tripal talaq the Indian Express quotes the Muslim Board telling the Supreme Court "Ram born in Ayodhya issue of faith, so is triple talaq. It is undesirable... aware of need to change but will do in own way".
Referring to the nuclear memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia for developing Kudankulam 5 and 6 reactor units The Times of India writes "Government makes Russia sweat before PM-Putin Meet". The papers writes that it is a prod to Moscow to help India make NSG entry.
Writing on the storm in the US over leak of classified data to Moscow The Asian Age says "Trump admits he gave information to Russia 'I had every right' ".
On an event that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was to address at Sher - i - Kashmir international convention centre, The Hindu writes "women force Mehbooba to beat a retreat. The participants raised slogans, alleging that the programme was not made clear to them".
"Mamta meets Sonia open to 2nd term for Pranab as President" opines Hindustan Times.
In another story the paper headlines"Water crisis looms over Delhi even as power need peaks"
"IITs come out with a new 'code' to crack entrance" reports the DNA.
And finally, The Times of India reports that " Gurgaon's air is worse than Delhi's most polluted areas according to an analysis of the air quality index (AQI).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chidambaram’s son, Lalu face multi-city ‘graft’ raids

Chidambaram’s son, Lalu face multi-city ‘graft’ raids

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
India's demand for Justice for Jadhav jailed in Pakistan has been widely reported across papers today. "India rips up Pak at International Court of Justice - New Delhi exposes Islamabad's lapses, demands annulment of death sentence given to Jadhav", while the Pioneer opines "New Delhi fears Kulbhushan may be executed even before hearing at the UN court is over".
Reporting on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor the Hindustan Times refers to the Pakistan paper The Dawn's report saying that  this corridor envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan's economy and society by Chinese enterprises and culture and that  its scope has no precedent in Pakistan's history.
"Will bring Muslim Marriage Law says Govt  Attorney General tells Supreme Court  that Centre will do so if Apex Court strikes down Triple Talaq", writes the DNA.
Under the headline "India escapes damage from Ransom ware", the Hindu writes that barring isolated incidents in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, there has been no major impact in the country. In a related story, the Hindustan Times assures "Your ATM is safe from WannaCry worm' adding that Bank ATM's across India could escape this virus attack as at least 80 per cent of Indian ATM's use a firmware that limits the machines activities to bare basics only.
Reporting on 3 yrs of the NDA govt, the Economic Times writes that as the Modi Govt. approaches its third anniversary India Inc seems relieved. "3yrs on, Modi sweeps polls, govt wins vote of trust in India Inc Corner Rooms" says the paper.
"RSS red flags growing Hindu Yuva Vahini clout to Adityanath - Yogi told : there are problem with group that runs parallel to RSS, BJP", says the Indian Express.
And finally, in Good news for fighting cancer, the Times of India writes that, Scientists have discovered a simple and practical way to kill cancer cells by using light to steer immune cells to attack the tumors.