Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FIR against viral song starring Priya Varrier for hurting Muslim sentiments

FIR against viral song starring Priya Varrier for hurting Muslim sentiments

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of two terror attacks in Jammu and Srinagar, dominates front page headlines. "Terrorists keep pot boiling in J&K : Army foils another terror attack bid on camp, CRPF eliminates 2 holed-up ultras after 24 hour gunfight" states the Pioneer. On the government's decision to purchase assault rifles and light machine-guns for the security forces, the Times of India reports "After Sunjuwan, guns worth 16,000 crore rupees okayed for infantry".
The Hindustan Times in its front page lead captioned "Modi calls in experts for rural distress solutions" reports that the Prime Minister has called for a brainstorming session with economists, academics and policy makers to find ways to address the agrarian crisis on February 18 and 19 in New Delhi.
The release of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPM's draft political resolution is widely noticed in the press. The Indian Express writes that according to the resolution "BJP main threat, but no tie up with Congress". The Asian Age observes "Draft document threatens Opposition unity ahead of 2019 polls".
The ongoing hearing on Aadhar before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is widely reported. The Times of India reports senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal as saying "Aadhaar ruling will be more significant than Emergency verdict". The Tribune highlights the Supreme Courts question "Will Aadhaar hit right to anonymity".
The recovery of the body of a child in Delhi pointing to a horrific murder is prominently noticed in all the papers. The DNA notes "UPSC aspirant kills 7-year old boy, stuffs body in suitcase".
In a report on the Centre's ongoing National Clean Air Programme, the Times of India reports "100 cities to cut pollution levels by 50% in next 5 years : Air quality forecasting part of plan".
finally.... a visit to the monument of love may become heavier on your pocket...the Asian Age notes "Taj Mahal visit to get costlier : Government to introduce 200 rupee charge for seeing main mausoleum".

Exclusive - U.S. pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

Exclusive - U.S. pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The focus continues on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
"CRPF man dies in failed attack on Srinagar camp" is the headline in The Tribune. The Hindustan Times and Times of India lead with Defence  Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's warning,"Pak will pay for Jammu misadventure."
The Pioneer, on the other hand, quotes Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as saying " Talks with Pak only solution".
"No Action Against Major, orders Supreme Court " leads The Pioneer, adding, ruling against 'coercive steps' in Shopian FIR, boosts Army's morale.
"Supreme Court frowns over convicts heading political parties" is a front page story in the Asian Age. The Tribune quotes the Chief Justice of India asking 'How can convicted politician head a party?'
The Hindustan Times informs "Rogue NRI hubbies may lose properties",with  the government considering crucial changes in criminal law, for NRI men deserting their wives and not responding to repeated notices.
"Snow in Srinagar, Chill in Delhi" The Hindustan Times captions a photograph of a man walking through the snowfall, also observing, the strong winds in Delhi brought down pollution to the lowest readings in months.
And finally, "Martyr's widow prefers battlefield over banking job" notes The Pioneer, of Sangita Mall, who lost her father-in-law, a retired Subedar-Major, and her husband, a Rifleman, matyred in an operation in Kashmir, within six months. However, she fought back and cleared the examination for a Short Service Commission in the Army and will emerge as a Lieutenant, the first officer from a family of soldiers.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head

South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

Terror attack on an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir dominates the front pages of most newspapers this morning.
Hindustan Times headlines it as "Civilian among 6 dead as Jammu attack ends" The Pioneer reports on the same story saying, "Woman hit by fidayeen bullets gives birth to baby".
Prime Minister Modi's speech cautioning the world against the menace of increasing cyber attack is another story widely covered by the newspapers. The Asian Age writes, "In UAE, PM raises cyber attack radicalisation, says, tech should be used for development, not destruction".
PM rebuking Congress for its wrongdoings in the past finds a mention on the front page as well. The Times of India headlines it as, "In Oman, PM takes on Cong Over graft".
Human rights activist Asma Jahangir's demise is noticed across most papers. The Statesman reports it as, "Human Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away" and further adds that 'known for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights, Asma was the first woman to serve as the president of Supreme Court Bar Association.'
The Indian Express, while reporting on the change of heart of poachers in Odisha, writes, "In Odisha, Poachers turn Protectors - And UN takes note.'
RBI governer's word of caution against disruptive US policies is widely noticed in the papers. The Economic Times quotes the Governer as saying, "US policies may disrupt global markets: RBI Governer further says that 'a mix of expansionary fiscal policy and rate hike caused turmoil earlier too.'
In another finance news The Economic Times carries an interesting report for the small savings subscribers. It says,"Easy closure for small savings schemes likely"
Muslim Personal Law Board coming down heavily on a senior cleric is a story that finds front page space in Times of India that says,"Muslim Board sacks cleric for suggesting Babri can be shifted".
And finally, how does bursting smokeless crackers sound to you? Yes that's right. The Hindustan Times reports that The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research has come to the rescue of cracker lovers. It has developed the prototype of firecrackers in which there is light and sound, but no smoke. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Law Student, 26, Beaten To Death Outside Restaurant In UP, Horror On Video

Law Student, 26, Beaten To Death Outside Restaurant In UP, Horror On Video

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Palestine has been covered prominently with photographs by major dailies today. "After Netanyahu visit Modi says India for free Palestine", headlines the Sunday Times, while The Indian Express notes "PM calls for "Independent" Palestine soon, skips mention of "United, viable".
In related news, The DNA reports "PM Modi wins hearts, is given Grand Collar", recognising his key contribution to promote ties between India and Palestine.
The attack by militants at the Sunjuwan military camps, also dominates the headlines. "Jaish targets sleeping families at Army camp, 2 officers killed", headlines the Sunday Times. The Hindustan Times reports "Security breached despite high alert around "Afzal Guru Day".
In related news, the Tribune informs that the Defence Ministry has, sanctioned Rs. 1,487 crore to the army to fortify its basis in Jammu and Kashmir, North East and several other places to plug gaps and protect them from terror attacks.
In its front page story the Asian Age speculates "PM may announce poll shocker in I-Day speech", quoting BJP sources, who point to the Party Chief's message to all state units to prepare for general elections.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunjuwan terror strike: Two army personnel, three JeM terrorists killed in Jammu army camp attack

Sunjuwan terror strike: Two army personnel, three JeM terrorists killed in Jammu army camp attack

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:-

·Prime Minister Narendra Modi's telephonic talks with US President Donald Trump on Maldives development, is the lead story in most newspapers.

·"Worried Modi, Trump discuss Maldives crisis - want rule of law restored" headlines the Asian Age.

·"BSE, NSE snaps tie-ups with foreign bourses to reverse the export of India's financial markets to overseas trading platforms such as those of Singapore and Dubai - Thats front page story in the Business Standard.

·State Bank of India, India's largest bank Posting a quarterly loss for the first time in 19 years is a Hindu Business Line headline.

·"Kerala best, UP worst on NITI's health ranking" is a Hindustan Times headline. According to new index, Delhi is third among Union Territories, Mizoram is best small state.

·The Indian Express reports that Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University witnessed fresh students protests against compulsary attendance.

·"Honey trapped IAF officer held for leaking info to ISI" says the DNA.

·Can court sessions be live - streamed? Supreme Court seeks Attorney General's assistance on a petition by senior lawyer Indira Jaising is a headline in the Hindu.

Some other stories covered by newspapers are

·Naganidhi river in Tamilnadu having been revived after 15 years due to efforts of the Art of Living, under geologist LINGARAJU YALE'S guidance/ (Hindu Business Line).

·It's land holding and not much of caste that leads to honor killing in a revelation. (DNA)

·Fugitive gangster Dawood naming brother IQBAL as his heir/ (DNA)

·The 10th edition of India Art Fair on in Delhi.

·Kishori turns 3 this weekend. There shall be a 5100 kg Cake on her birthday along with other celebrations. Kishori is no ordinary cow. She is a beautiful and rare Kamdhenu cow among a 1000 cows in Gokul dham gaushala in Jhajjar. Thats a story in Hindustan Times.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Congress targets Modi govt over Rafale fighter jet deal, judge Loya's death

Congress targets Modi govt over Rafale fighter jet deal, judge Loya's death

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The controversial Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhumi case which is to be heard by the Supreme Court on the 14th of March, is covered prominently on the front pages today. Quoting the Supreme Court, The Indian Express writes "We are treating Ayodhya matter as a land dispute, no third party at this stage". Hindustan Times writes, "Chief Justice Deepak Misra said, the matter was essentially a 'title suit' and would be dealt with as such, with the court unlikely to be swayed by arguments of faith.
The Maldives imbroglio is also extensively covered. The Hindu writes, India rejected an offer by Maldivian President Abdualla Yameen to send a special envoy to discuss the ongoing emergency in the country, Hindustan Times writes "Maldives envoys go to friendly states; New Delhi not on the list". Statesman says "India declined to host special envoy of Maldive President".
Sonia Gandhi's call for broad-based alliance to win 2019 elections gets coverage. Quoting her The Asian Age writes, "Congress to work with all to defeat BJP in 2019". DNA headlines "Sonia clarion call for front against Modi".
The Tribune writes that the father of Major Aditya Kumar - who has been named in an FIR registered by the J&K police in connection with the Shopian firing incident, has moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the FIR, saying he is seeking norms to protect soldiers rights.
The Tribune reports that 72-year-old former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khalida Zia was, yesterday, sentenced to 5 years' rigorous imprisonment  - for embezzlement of foreign donations.
Indicating that markets are on the mend, The Economic Times headlines says "After a week long retreat, Bulls are back on their feet".
And finally, now come sunglasses that can help cops spot criminals. The Chinese police are using high-tech glasses that use facial recognition technology to pin-point suspects in crowded areas, including train stations.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Andhra Pradesh bandh total, TD lends support

Andhra Pradesh bandh total, TD lends support

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

The Prime Minister's speech in both houses of parliament  has  been reported in front page stories across papers today. "Modi strikes poll chord - slams, Congress gives history lesson; opposition calls it rally speech", headlines the Hindustan Times, while the Indian Express says " Don't lecture us after what you did to India; PM attacks Congress" adding " Rahul replies: disservice to spend so much time on Congress, so little on future."
The DNA writes that despite the RBI holding on to the rates at which it lends to banks, EMI's on home and auto loans are likely to go up. In a related story, the Times of India reports that there is relief for pre April 2016 borrowers where home loan rates have  not been revised- the RBI has directed banks to link the older rates to the current market linked benchmark.
"Supreme Court junks 88 Iron ore mining licenses in Goa for violations" headlines the DNA.
The Tribune writes that the Ministry of Defence has issued a rather unusual statement responding  to political allegations around the Rafale fighter jet deal, terming the allegations against the deal as unfounded.
"Trump wants military parade; will get one on Fourth of July" writes the Times of India, adding American democracy and military parades have never gone lockstep together in the country's history. That is set to change this coming Fourth of July, American Independence Day, when, on demand and at the orders of President Trump, the US military will march down Pennsylvania Avenue in a parade expected to surpass France's famed Bastille Day march.