Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Obama's tweet after Charlottesville becomes the most-liked tweet ever

Obama's tweet after Charlottesville becomes the most-liked tweet ever

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Prime Minister's Independence day speech is covered prominently by papers today.
"Kashmir needs hugs, not bullets, says Modi" is the Hindustan Times headline. "Shortest speech, strongest message" observes the DNA. The Hindu writes "Show collective will to build a New India, says Modi. 'Shun violence in name of faith', The Times of India cites him.
'Citizens of all religions, ethnicity proud Indians', DNA quotes Chief Justice Khehar, recalling his family's role in the freedom movement.
Many papers carry photographs of school staff and children in a flooded Assam village saluting the Tricolour. The Mail Today caption reads "Flag over Flood".
The Hindu has a photograph  of the colourful 'Dahi Handi' ritual on Janmashtami taking on a distinct national flavour, with the Tricolour, captioned "High on freedom".
"First Partition museum set to open this week in Amritsar", reports the Hindu Business Line.
"Trump, Modi agree to elevate strategic talks , new mechanism ready,", states The Indian Express, as the US President called the Indian Prime Minister on India's Independence Day. The Times of India notes, " Eye on China, US and India announce 'elevated ' tie-up".
"Navy to commission Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari this month" mentions the Hindu Business Line.
"After Gujarat , Bihar Congress wary of revolt" notes The Asian Age.
And finally, patients visiting AIIMS in Delhi will not have to pay  for Blood tests, X-Rays , and similar tests, as well as admission and registration charges, with all medical tests below 500 rupees set to be free at the country's premier institute, is a front page report in the Hindustan Times.

Independence Day speech: Narendra Modi seeks 'New India' by 2022, shows PM confident of re-election

Independence Day speech: Narendra Modi seeks 'New India' by 2022, shows PM confident of re-election

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The first  Independence Day speech by President Ram Nath Kovind finds prominence in most dailies today.  "President rallies for New India Partnership, stresses on synergy between citizens and the government," reports The Statesman. "Egalitarian New India by 2022," quotes The Pioneer.
"Gross callousness in Gorakhpur: NHRC," notes Hindustan Times. "The incident was a mistake that happened at some level: Amit Shah," quotes DNA. "CM Yogi faces questions MP Yogi asked in the Lok Sabha 20 times in 12 years," notes The Indian Express.
"Article 35-A may go to Constitution bench amid growing political unease in Jammu and Kashmir," says the Tribune."Plea against Article 35-A cites gender bias," mentions The Indian Express.
"Flood fury engulfs North-East India," headlines the Pioneer. "6 Soldiers among 25 fear dead in Uttarakhand cloud burst," says the Times of India.
"JD-U suspends 21 Sharad loyalists,"reports Asian Age.
And finally, "Letting yourself be sad makes you happier, less stressed," The Times of India quotes researchers of the University of California, Berkley. "People who accept their negative emotions without judging or trying to change them are able to cope with their stress more successfully."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New India must be a compassionate society: President

New India must be a compassionate society: President

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The Pioneer reports of UP CM Yogi Adityanath  saying that exemplary action would be taken against those found responsible for the death of 72 children in a State Hospital in Gorakhpur.
The Tribune carries the picture of a landslide of a 150 metre stretch of Mandi Pathankot National Highway on its front page. "46 bodies recovered, landslide swallows road, buries 2 buses is the headline.
The Times of India reports of the Income Tax department aggressively pursuing names which appeared in Panama papers including Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan.
The Hindustan Times makes a startling revelation that  the toxic custom of DOWRY prevails and cases have doubled in 5 years in Delhi.
In the last 2 years, 13000 youth from Kashmir have enrolled in a Central Skill development initiative Udaan, 8000 have found placements in sectors ranging from tourism and hospitality to aviation and apparel- is a heartening front page story in Mail Today.
In a front page story, The Times of India reports of a possibility of "Lok Sabha elections to be advanced to sync with state polls next year."
Most papers today carry a full page advertisement on FAQs pertaining to GST on mining.
The DNA on its front page  carries a news item captioned "Sonia signals to party leaders: Priyanka as working president?"
AIIMS telecasting live a knee Robotic replacement surgery/a know your army exhibition starting in Jaipur/ this Janamastami, revived ancient water bodies in Brajbhumi also to be  a tourist attraction/ Shahpur Jat in Delhi a hub of handicrafts and Sikkim yak being without work due to lack of tourism  are some of the other stories covered by papers today.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Himachal Pradesh landslide: 46 bodies recovered; rescue operations to restart on Monday

Himachal Pradesh landslide: 46 bodies recovered; rescue operations to restart on Monday

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Gorakhpur tragedy continues to dominate headlines this morning. "Encephalitis? zero oxygen? Apathy?" questions The Pioneer headline. The paper writes blame game on in 30 Gorakhpur deaths; UP government orders probe, BRDMCH principal sacked, spotlight on oxygen supplier too.  "Gorakhpur hospital ignored warnings on oxygen supply" leads The Hindu. The Asian Age quoting  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath writes "No child died due to oxygen shortage."
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar replacing Sharad Yadav with his close aide RCP Singh as the Parliamentary leader of the Janta Dal United (JDU) in the Rajya Sabha is the other big story covered by  most of the newspapers on their front pages this morning. "Nitish ousts Sharad as JD-U RS leader" writes the DNA adding  "Final call on 'rebel leaders' will be taken during August 19 meet.
Referring  to 2 brothers choking to death in East Delhi sewer, The Statesman says "2 brothers die while cleaning sewer, father, fireman critical."
"You will soon pay less for calls, interconnect fee set to be cut" is the lead story in The Times of India. The paper informs that the TRAI  move will benefit Jio and also hit other biggies.
"Global  cyber attacks prompt India Inc  to run for cover" writes The Business Standard adding  that "The WannaCry ransomware attack in May this  year exposed the vulnerability of systems across the world."
Writing on Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Party Chief Shabir Shah The Asian Age informs "Central agencies to attach Shabir Shah's assets."
On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban The Financial Express says "Sick PSUs to inject life into low-cost housing scheme. Vast tracts of land belonging to 8 PSUs to be made available for housing."
And finally, going left in the right world! Well, The Asian Age reports that Left handers the world over celebrate International  left handers day today. In India where an estimated 10% of the population is left-handed,  the belief that being left-handed connotes evil and is inauspicious continues.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
First mid-year Economic Survey scaling down growth figures, and the tragic death of children in a Gorakhpur hospital receive prominent attention in the press this morning.
"Economic Survey Lists Growth Pains, Prescribes Pep pills"; makes strong case for monetary easing and fiscal adjustments, writes The Economic Times. "Deflation may lay economy low" leads The Hindu Business Line. "Slowdown is here, growth is a challenge" says The Indian Express.
"Oxygen cut, 30 children die in Gorakhpur hospital" is the lead in The Hindustan Times. The Indian Express reports "60 kids die in five days at Gorakhpur hospital, 9, the day Yogi came visiting", though the Gorakhpur District Magistrate denied any death due to shortage of oxygen supply."
On the Doklam stand-off, The Tribune writes "Talks stuck, alert along LAC" while also citing the Chinese navy as saying, it has "No axe to grind with India". The Indian Express observes, "Cautiously, army raises alert level in Arunachal Pradesh". "India pumping in more soldiers, weapons on entire eastern front," reports The Times of India.
Faced with challenges of having two nuclear armed neighbors, the Indian "armed forces undergo nuclear, biological warfare training," notes The Hindu Business Line.
A Bihar IAS officer committing suicide just a week after being appointed District Magistrate of Buxar is widely reported. "Failed marriage drove Buxar DM to kill self on Ghaziabad railway tracks," states The Pioneer. The Times of India observes "Two calls, 6 police teams in pursuit, but Buxar DM's suicide couldn't be stopped."
On the fall-out within the JD-U, the Statesman reports "Nitish meets PM, Shah; says Sharad free to go alone."
"Import talk halts onion price surge" states The Hindu Business Line, as the price rally seems to be ebbing, while the quantity imported is not clear."
The Hindustan Times has a box item on "Polluted Mumbai river dyes dogs blue", with a photograph of a blue dog! The paper notes, untreated industrial waste being released into the Kasadi river in Navi Mumbai area may be the culprit.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

North Korea Details Plan To Fire Missiles Over Japan, Near Guam

North Korea Details Plan To Fire Missiles Over Japan, Near Guam

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most newspapers have prominently covered the special discussion in the Lok Sabha on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
"We need unity like Quit India days: PM", is The Pioneer headline. The paper adds that the PM gave a clarion call for removing poverty, corruption, illiteracy and inequality from India by 2022. The Tribune headline on the same story reads - "Divide rules '75 years of Quit India' debate". The paper writes that the PM did not mention Jawaharlal Nehru even once, while Sonia Gandhi took a jibe at BJP by saying that some organisations opposed the Quit India movement.
Hindustan Times says, "Haryana BJP chief's son held for stalking". The paper adds that 5 days after the stalking incident, the attempt to kidnapping charge was slapped against the two accused.
Photographs depicting the sea of humanity that came out in the Maratha silent protest march in Mumbai finds place on many front pages. "Maratha show of strength in Mumbai" is the caption of one such photograph in DNA.
"China steps up troop presence at Doklam" is the Indian Express lead story. The paper reports that Chinese soldiers have pitched 80 tents in the area, while Indian Army has advanced its schedule for the training exercise in Sikkim.
The Times of India reports that the outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari has said that there was a 'sense of unease among Muslims' as a result of growing intolerance in the country.
Business Standard raises a red flag about slow tax collection from corporate entities under the headline "Corporate Tax growth feels GST heat". The paper writes that corporate tax collection grew 7.2% in the April to July period in 2017, against 11.7% in the same period last year.
"Aadhaar may become the gatekeeper to D Street soon" headlines The Economic Times. The paper reports that the government and SEBI are planning to make Aadhaar mandatory for buying shares and mutual funds, in order to curb malpractices.
And finally, Financial Express reports that work on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will commence soon.