Saturday, April 21, 2018

Opposition motion a ‘revenge’ petition, says Arun Jaitley

Opposition motion a ‘revenge’ petition, says Arun Jaitley

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The Supreme Court's judgement in the Special CBI judge B H Loya death case dominates front page headlines. The DNA quotes the apex court as saying "Judge Loya died naturally, no need for an inquiry". The Times of India reports the judgement as saying "Demand for probe meant to mislead the court". On the political slugfest between the BJP and the Congress that followed the judgement the Hindu quotes Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as saying  "Rahul and Congress owe an apology" and the Congress party describing it as a "Sad letter day". In a possible fallout of the judgement, the Hindustan Times says "Congress, others may move motion on CJI removal".

The State Bank of India's reassurance on the ATM cash crunch is prominently noticed on the front pages of most papers. The Pioneer quotes the country's largest bank as saying "ATM cash crunch on the wane, normalcy likely today". The Hindu writes on its front page "SBI customers can draw Rs.2000/- from POS or Point of Sale machines".

In the backdrop of the incident involving lawyers trying to obstruct the police from filing a chargesheet in the Kathua rape and murder case, the Hindustan Times reports "Supreme Court slams lawyers over Kathua case". The DNA writes "Didn't support lawyers' protest : Jammu High Court Bar Association to top court".

All the papers note that the Metropolitan Judge who had resigned hours after acquitting the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case has resumed duties. The Pioneer writes "Mecca Masjid judge's resignation rejected : Ravinder Reddy resumes duties".

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Congress MLAs’ expulsion invalid, rules Hyderabad High Court

Congress MLAs’ expulsion invalid, rules Hyderabad High Court

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"Judge acquits all in 2007 blast then quits" headlines the DNA. The Hyderabad's special NIA court judge K Ravinder Reddy resigned citing personal reasons immediately after the judgement.
The Mail Today reports how many trackmen on duty in Northern Railway, are working as domestic helps in senior officials houses instead of patrolling the tracks.
The Financial Express says LPG coverage in country has increase to 80 percent compared to around 62 percent before launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
"SC annuls ban on chanting at Amarnath, quashes NGT order" is a Pioneer headline. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for the Shrine Board,  said NGT had erred by saying devotees can’t carry prasad, can't chant bhajans and be frisked at each point.
MLPS, Multi layered Plastics, the shining cover of many food and chips and Biscuits packets will be phased out, according to Union Environment Ministry amendment notification says the Pioneer story.
Most papers have reports the passing away of Noted journalist S. Nihal Singh on 16th April.
The Hindu carries a picture of the ghats at Haridwar teeming with devotees taking a holy dip on the occasion of Somvati Amavasya yesterday.
The government to distribute the so very nutritious and easy to grow food that is millets like Jouar and Bajra, Ragi through PDS is another story in Financial Express. A good way to ensure nutrition security indeed.
And finally, Most Papers are agog with ads for luring customers to buy gold on the auspicious Akshay Tritya tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mecca Masjid blast case: Judge acquits accused, resigns

Mecca Masjid blast case: Judge acquits accused, resigns

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The outrage over the rape horror in the country continues to dominate the headlines of English dailies even today.
"Rape outrage spills over into streets across India" is the lead in the Hindustan Times."Surat faces own Kathua horror" leads the Statesman."Girl's body with 86 wounds recovered" writes the DNA.
'What has happened to us, are we still human?' asks school girl during rally for justice in rape cases, states the Hindu. The paper also reports "Retired civil servants write to PM, 'Uphold the values enshrined in the Constitution' ", The civil servants call Kathua and Unnao rape cases as the "darkest hour" post Independence.
"Kathua rape trial to start today" writes the Asian Age. DNA observes "Kathua victim's kin may approach Supreme Court for justice".
"We'll not let society break, says Rajnath" The Hindustan Times quotes Home Minister Rajnath Singh in an interview, as saying, Muslims living in India are here by choice rather than chance and cannot be viewed differently from other citizens.
"Modi to deliver global address in UK this week", from the historic Central Hall Westminster in London, notes the Asian Age.
"India protests : Pak blocking consular access to pilgrims", is the lead in The Indian Express, on Sikh yatris  being prevented from meeting Indian diplomats in Pakistan.
"Pak army chief in push for India talks" for peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including Kashmir, reports The Asian Age.
"RBI may Loosen NPA Norms to Let Banks Breathe Easy", observes the Economic Times.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Trial in Kathua rape-murder case begins today

Trial in Kathua rape-murder case begins tomorrow

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Most of today's newsdailies are dominated by headlines over the Air strikes in Syria. "US, Britain, France rain over 100 Missiles on Syria", reports The Hindu. "Mission Accomplished" tweets Trump after hits", adds The Asian Age.
The rape of a minor in Kathua, continues to find coverage on the front pages. "Mufti presses for fast-track trial in Kathua" reports the Hindustan Times. The DNA informs "Kathua row: BJP accepts resignations of its 2 Ministers". The Indian Express adds "Alliance to stay, but Mehbooba warns of "chaos", if Valley's youth not heard".
The 127th birth anniversary of Dr. BR. Ambedkar has also been prominently covered. "Babasaheb birthday bash gets bigger, buzzier", notes The Times of India. "Ambedkar Jayanti fuels politics over his legacy", observes The Asian Age, The Indian Express informs " In Bastar, Modi invokes Ambedkar, appeals to Naxals to give up arms".
In a Significant story The Sunday Pioneer informs ''Army to make Pak pay as toll mounts - 26 martyred in Pak firing so far this year against 12 till April last year". In another Pakistan related story The Asian Age reports that India; Pak Armies are to fight side-by-side; in joint mock operations in Russia to eliminate terrorists neutralise terror networks and thwart possible attacks beside combat readiness in August this year.
India's success in the Commonwealth Games has also been extensively covered.
And finally, The DNA in story headline "Throw of gold: Farmers' son triumphs", reports that 18 year old Neeraj Chopra created history when he became the first Indian Javelin thrower to clinch a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and the 4th Indian to win an individual gold in CWG history. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Launched airstrikes to cripple chemical weapons infrastructure of Syria: Pentagon

Launched airstrikes to cripple chemical weapons infrastructure of Syria: Pentagon

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The national outrage over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases dominate newspapers with hard-hitting headlines.
"PM speaks up, calls Unnao, Kathua a 'national shame" is the Asian Age headline. The Indian Express leads with "Justice for daughters, says PM; exit for 2 J&K BJP ministers who backed accused".
The Hindustan Times writes "BJP MLA Sengar arrested over Unnao rape, Grilled by CBI". "MLA arrested, High Court says law and order machinery under his influence" reports the Indian Express. "CBI arrests rape -accused BJP MLA as court tears into UP government and police", states the Times of India.
"Supreme Court notice on bid by Kathua lawyers to block police" notes the Indian Express. "SC raps J&K Bar for obstructing legal process, serves summons", states the Pioneer. The Hindu observes, a proxy candidate allegedly appeared for Kathua gangrape accused Vishal Jangotra, who had claimed he was writing his B.SC Part-I exam at a centre in Muzaffarnagar at the time of the incident.
'India to be growth engine for global economy' the Hindustan Times quotes PM Modi's speech at the Mint Asia - Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in Singapore on Friday.
And finally, "Set-top boxes with a chip to track all TV viewing?" The Asian Age reports of a proposal by I & B Ministry aimed at ensuring a wider and better measurement system of viewership preferences. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

PM Modi speaks out on Kathua, Unnao: No culprit will be spared, daughters will definitely get justice

PM Modi speaks out on Kathua, Unnao: No culprit will be spared, daughters will definitely get justice

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The Unnao gang rape case is the lead story in almost all newspapers "Unnao BJP MLA booked for rape" is the Hindustan Times Headline. High court pulls up UP Govt! why has he not  been arrested, says the report. Asian Age writes Unnao rape: Fire against MLA, CM want CBI probe.
"Dangal Babita settles for Silver"is the DNA headline, Babita Phogat bagged a silver and Kiran Bagged a bronze in wrestling in Gold Coast Commonwealth games. Kidambi Srikanth has become the first Indian to achieve world no 1 ranking in badminton the report adds.
The Tribune report on its front page how Mahavir Phougat, father and creater of the legendary Phougat sisters did not get ticket and had to sit outside the venue and was unable to watch his daughter. Feeling humiliated, and anguished Babita said every athlete was entitled to 2 tickets but she was denied any.
The Tribune also takes a look at the News paper archives as today marks the 100th anniversary of the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
The Business Standard reports how India has had a record chana that is Bengal Gram Production especially in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan yet its Minimum support price has crashed by 18-30 percent.
Monsanta's Bollgard II patent has been declared illegal according to a Delhi Hight Court judgment - a cheering editorial on this has been written in Financial Express.
Some other stories covers by news papers today are, AIIMS tops cleanliness list, to get 2.5 cror Rs. prize/ Nanak Shah fakir to be released today - Pioneer/ Centre to snuff out toxic -e- cigarettes - The Hindu/ Mysuru elections are now turned into a tourist attraction - The Hindu.
And finally, "Steroids in skin creams: Govt to amend rules" is a Times of India headline. Many creams for itching's, pigmentation and fairness contain a cocktail of Steroids says a report.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Zuckerberg put on back foot as House grills Facebook CEO over user tracking

Zuckerberg put on back foot as House grills Facebook CEO over user tracking

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to fast  on April 12th to protest Parliament logjam is one of the stories that dominate the front pages this morning. "PM to lead BJP's fast against House washout. Amit Shah to hold sit-in at Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka tomorrow" headlines the Pioneer.
"Modi to present 4-year report card to nation. Black money curbs, jobs, FDI to top pre-2019 exercise" informs the Asian Age.
In another story, The Hindu quoting the Prime Minister says "Opposition blocking development efforts. My government has kept every promise made to the people."
On the Nation wide anti-quota Bharat Bandh the Asian Age writes "Cold response to upper caste bandh; clashes in some states."
Referring to the Cauvery water dispute the Hindustan Times writes "Cauvery Board likely to be on lines of Bhakra beas model." In a related story the Hindu writes "Protesters play spoilers as Chennai hosts IPL match. Roads blocked, footwear hurled inside stadium."
And finally, Badminton's finest Kidambi Srikanth on top of the world to be crowned number one this week. Well, Hindustan Times reports that after leading India to their first badminton mixed team gold at Commonwealth Games, Kidambi Srikanth will on Thursday reach the pinnacle of international badminton, becoming the first Indian man to be ranked as the world's Number one singles player.