Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sushma Swaraj mesmerises UNGA with her brilliant oratory, calls out Pak's terror bluff

Sushma Swaraj mesmerises UNGA with her brilliant oratory, calls out Pak's terror bluff

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
India's hard hitting remarks at Pakistan, calling it a land of terror, at the United Nations General Assembly session in New York dominates front page newspaper headlines today.
"India pulls no punches: Pakistan is Terroristan" headlines The Hindustan Times. The paper quotes from Eenam Gambhir's speech, who is the first secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN - "Terroristan is a territory whose contribution to the globalisation of terror is unparalleled". The Times of India's lead headline reads "India calls Pak 'terroristan' at UN, says polluter paying price".
The Asian Age quotes Indian Army's DGMO telling his Pakistani counterpart over the telephonic hotline "Pak starts LoC firefights. Indian troops don't target civilians, Islamabad told".
The papers keenly track Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to his constituency Varanasi to launch key projects. "Modi slams past govts for their 'antipathy to development'" highlights the Statesman. The Pioneer quoting the Prime Minsiter writes "Government's focus on lifting poor's life".
The Supreme Court's crackdown on cow vigilantism is also prominently noticed on the frontpages of major dailies. The Indian Express making it the lead, writes "CJI-led bench cracks the whip: Compensate cow violence victims, punish violators, SC tells states".
In much needed relief to the 600-odd homebuyers, The Times of India highlights "Supreme Court to Supertech: Give flats or refund money". The Pioneer also quotes the Supreme Court telling Supertech "Set up online portal to refund homebuyers".
In other interesting reads across various newspapers: Hindi film 'Newton' is India's official entry for the Oscars this year; iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia, as fans hold on for iPhone X.
And finally, The Tribune reports Railways to pay 20,000 rupees for a jerky journey to a Jalandhar Shatabdi commuter who had blamed the train travel for cervical spondylosis.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pakistan is Terroristan, land of pure terror, India tells UN

Pakistan is Terroristan, land of pure terror, India tells UN

Newspapers Headlines
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's comments on the Rohingya issue are prominently covered on the front pages. While the Hindu quotes the Minister as saying "Rohingya are illegal immigrants" the Tribune reports the Minister as saying "Rohingya will be deported". In a story captioned "Centre, NHRC on opposite sides of refugee question, the Indian Express reports the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission retired Justice HL Dattu as saying that the Rohingya's cause will be taken up on humanitarian grounds.
The Calcutta High Court overruling a West Bengal government order banning immersion of durga idols on Muharram is widely reported in the press. The Hindustan Times writes "Seback to Mamata as HC lifts ban on idol immersion".
The press keenly tracks Congress President Sonia Gandhi's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Women's Reservation Bill. The Times of India quotes her as writing "Use majority in Lok Sabha to pass women's bill". The Asian Age higlights the response of the BJP as it quotes the party as saying "Why didnt she ask her allies like Lalu?
The meeting between Tamil movie superstar Kamal Hassan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is keenly noticed by the press.
Information given by Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of India's most wanted mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, is highlighted in almost all the papers. The Times of India in its front page lead writes "Dawood's brother says he's in Pak, lists 4-5 addresses".
The DNA reports on the first right to Privacy case filed in the country after the Supreme Court recently ruled that  right to privacy is a fundamental right. The paper reports that the case has been filed in the Delhi High Court by an advocate against two firms for allegedly using his personal information for direct marketing purposes.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Slit my throat but no one can tell me what to do: Mamata on HC order

Slit my throat but no one can tell me what to do: Mamata on HC order

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Government considering steps to boost growth, following concerns over the slowdown in the economy, is highlighted in most newspapers this morning.
'Government working on measures to revive economy' the Hindustan Times quotes Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. 'GDP stimulants ready' the Pioneer cites him. The Business Standard says "Stimulus package in the works; Focus could also be on affordable housing to help generate jobs.
"Houses for poor in 7 days! Government to import 3D technology" from Russia, US, Hungary is a front page story in The Pioneer.
"In the shadow of brutal crackdown, signs of rising anger, Rakhine jihad" is the lead in the Indian Express. In a related story, The Asian Age reports "Bangla Army told to build shelters for Rohingyas".
Times of India leads with "Sitting, retired High Court Judges under scanner over medical admissions; 2 IAS officers also accused of selling seats".
"Bihar's New canal wall Collapses" Hindustan Times captions a photograph. The Tribune states "Canal breach ahead of opening; Nitish cancels inauguration, orders probe, Lalu says 'corruption' ".
"More skeletons in Dera closet" notes the DNA. " 'Mass grave' inside Dera Headquarter?" asks The Asian Age, citing the Dera vice-chairman as saying "600 skeletons at Sirsa, buried by kin".
"High Court raps Didi for communalising idol immersion" reports The Pioneer, on Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's fiat against immersion on Muharram eve.
"Kejri, Kamal to meet: For lunch or launch?" speculates The Times of India, of Delhi CM Kejriwal going to Chennai on Thursday to meet superstar Kamal Haasan.
And finally, two stories of animal intelligence in The Hindu. An "Underwater 'city' built by octopuses" discovered by scientists, off the east coast of Australia. And a pet "Parrot 'shops' online by mimicking owner" on a voice-controlled smart speaker, ordering a 10 pound set of gift boxes!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hyderabad High Court seeks reply from Telangana, AP governments on spy cams

Hyderabad High Court seeks reply from Telangana, AP governments on spy cams

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
President Donald Trump warning that US is ready to 'totally destroy' North Korea and vowing to confront Iran's 'murderous regime' over its weapons programme makes for front page news in most of the dailies. "At UN, Don threatens to destroy North Korea" says The Asian Age. "Rocket man on suicide mission, says US President in his maiden UNGA speech" writes The Statesman.
On India at the UN The Pioneer writes, "Probe Pakistan - North Korea nuke nexus." The paper also adds that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held trilateral with US, Japan at UN; also meets Ivanka Trump.
On Pakistan being put on notice by the US, Hindustan Times leads "US senate links aid to action on Lashkar." The paper writes that in a boost to India, Pakistan could lose 350 million dollars in defence funding if House of representatives passes similar legislation.
Referring to the Rohingya crisis The Hindu leads "Suu Kyi promises to resettle 'verified' Rohingya refugees" adding "In national address, she offers no solution to halt 'ethnic cleansing' in Rakhine."
Writing on the arrest of Iqbal Kaskar Hindustan Times notes "with brother's arrest, police try to close in on Dawood."
"Mobile bills to drop as interconnect rates slashed 57 per cent" states The Times of India.
And finally, stay awake when plane lands or you can suffer hearing loss! Well, The Times of India reports that according to research by the Harvard Medical school if you are asleep on a plane during a sudden change in altitude your ability to equalise the pressure in your eardrum might be compromised and could cause permanent damage.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

At least 49 reported dead as powerful earthquake rocks Mexico

At least 49 reported dead as powerful earthquake rocks Mexico

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The government's stand on Rohingya refugees, Amit Shah testifying for Maya Kodnani, the disqualification of MLAs of the Dinakaran camp, and the final send-off to late Marshal Arjan Singh are front page stories in today's newspapers.
"Rohingya refugees have IS, ISI links: Centre to Supreme Court," headlines Hindustan Times;  "pose security threat," says DNA; "Government: 40,000 Rohingyas to be deported," reports The Asian Age.
"Naroda Gam: Shah says Kodnani in House, hospital that morning," reports the Indian Express. "Amit Shah backs Kodnani's alibi," says The Hindu.
"Al Qaeda man, a Londoner, held in Delhi for terror plots," mentions DNA. "Qaeda man looking for Rohingya recruits held," says the Times of India.
"EPS government safe as Speaker disqualifies 18 rebel MLAs. Ousted TTV MLAs plan to move High Court," is a front page story in The Pioneer.
"Nifty ends at a new high on global cues," headlines Financial Express. "Mutual Funds keep the Nifty engine running," leads the Economic Times.
"Zero hunger goal to kick off from October 16 through interventions in the farm sector by adopting suitable agricultural practices," reports the Times of India. "Gorakhpur Korapur to be ground zero, serving as the model for an integrated approach to deal with hunger and Malnutrition."
"Shell shock: government 'names and shames' directors, making public the lists of disqualified directors across the Nation,"  is a top story in The Hindu. "Several Keralite businessman, leading politicians, top civil servants and police officers figured in the lists."
And finally, "Beware: Neck massage at the barber shop could be injurious to health," the Times of India quotes medical sources. "The neck massage and neck crack a barber ritually performs after a hair cut can cause long-term damage to neck joints and nerves."

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Google Tez App: 8 Things You Should Know About the New Digital Payments App

Google Tez App: 8 Things You Should Know About the New Digital Payments App

Newspapers Headlines
The inauguration of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya in Gujarat by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on his birthday yesterday finds front page space in most newspapers.
"Birthday boy Modi meets his mom", is The DNA headline.
"Stone laid in 1961, dam a reality finally", says the Tribune.
The Tribune carries a picture of 567 kg laddoo being unveiled to mark PM birthday in Delhi.
When the World Bank denied funds, our temples came forward to fund it says Modi", reports Hindu Business Line.
The Hindustan Times, in a box item, has a picture of a 59-year old lady with cows. She came as a tourist from Germany but stayed back to look after sick and abandoned cows in Radha Kund, Mathura. Now fondly called Sudevi Mata ji, Irina looks after 1200 cows like her own children.
"3 cops for each VIP, but just one for every 663 Aam Aadmi. India short of five lac police", is a Times of India headline.
Most papers with photographs report of the last respects being paid to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. "Fighter jet, gun salute for MIAF Arjan Singh today", says The Tribune.
Passing away of father of nephrology Dr Kripal Singh Chugh; 70 per cent of road signages in Delhi faulty; BJP MP Mahant Chand Nath passing away are some of the other stories covered by newspapers today.
Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra, Jammu has a planned a great nine day festival during navratries like Shobha yatra and Manokamana yatra. Ram leela is back too after 20 years. Besides, there will be an international wrestling competion all this to boost jammu's economy reports The Hindu.

Monday, September 18, 2017

How Violence in Myanmar Radicalized a New Generation of Rohingya

How Violence in Myanmar Radicalized a New Generation of Rohingya

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:-
The investigation done by the Central Board of Secondary Examination or CBSE into the murder of a child at the Ryan International School in Gurugram is prominently noticed on the front pages. The Hindustan Times quotes the Board as saying "Ryan school flouted security rules, guilty of negligence". The DNA reports "Ryan faces de-affiliation as CBSE blames school"
All the papers take note of Union Tourism Minister K Alphons's comments on the high fuel prices in the country. The Hindu quotes the Minister as saying "Car owners not starving, can afford petrol hike". The Indian Express reports him as saying, "Those who can afford to buy petrol should pay more tax".
In a special front page story on changes being introduced in all of the 182 text books brought out by the National Council of Educational Research and Training,  the Times of India reports "NCERT updaes books after 10 years : Demonetisation, GST in syllabus ; Swachchta, Beti Bachao also part of text".
In what is a first....the DNA reports that Indian scientists will study climate change by observing and analysing the depths of the Indian Ocean. The paper adds, the aim of the study is to forecast climate change till 2050.