Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Davos 2018: Protectionism can be as dangerous as terrorism, says PM Modi

Davos 2018: Protectionism can be as dangerous as terrorism, says PM Modi

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The arrest of one of the Indian Mujahiddeen's most wanted terrorists, Abdul Subhan Qureshi  by the Delhi Police on Saturday, is the top headline in most dailies. The Hindustan Times headline reads, " Indian Mujahiddeen co-founder and Gujarat blasts mastermind held after gun fight". The Statesman reports that Abdul Subhan Qureshi was also one of the ideologues of the banned Students Islamic movements of India SIMI - and had been evading arrest for the last nine years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a dinner for top CEOs at the Swiss city of Davos - to showcase  India's economic reform agenda at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, is covered by DNA. The Asian Age reports that Mr. Modi will deliver the opening plenary address at the summit today.
The Supreme court hearing the petition seeking  a probe into the death of judge B H Loya of the Sohrabuddin 'fake' encounter case, is another top story. The Times of India headline reads, "Loya death serious issue says Supreme court, Transfers all cases to itself.
"Karni Sena blinks on Padmaavat" headlines the Pioneer. Three days ahead of the scheduled release of the film Padmaavat - the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, showing some flexibility yesterday, said it was ready to watch the Bollywood movie to end the deadlock on the issue.
The Statesman reports that 20 disqualified Delhi MLAs of the ruling AAP withdrew their petitions yesterday - seeking a stay on the Election Commissions recommendation for disqualification to the President, at the Delhi High Court, saying they would file fresh pleas in the matter.
India has moved up a notch to overtake Japan and become the 5th 'most attractive investment destination', in a survey of global CEOs, reports the Times of India.
The IMF projecting a 7.8 percent growth rate for India in 2019 is covered in the Statesman. The Economic Times reports that Stock benchmarks hit new milestones on Monday, with the Sensex closing at 35,798 and the Nifty closing at 10,966.20.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LOYA’S DEATH SERIOUS, SAYS SC; TRANSFERS 2 PILS IN HC TO ITSELF

LOYA’S DEATH SERIOUS, SAYS SC; TRANSFERS 2 PILS IN HC TO ITSELF

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINE

Most newspapers carry the Bawana fire tragedy and AAP MLA's disqualification on their front pages.
"Four Ministers gone, Gahlot may be the fifth to lose berth", is a Hindustan Times headline.
"Homicide! Workers were locked in as blaze spread - no escape route as main gate locked", is the DNA headline.
The neem coated urea decision by PM Narendra Modi having boosted employment in rural areas to over 6 lakh poor in Gujarat, is a report in The Pioneer.
Now Gauseva Ayog initiate cow tourism in Gujarat. It will show care basic products like biogas and medicines using cow dung and cow urine, reports DNA
The Hindu reports of a survey in Berhampur pointing to the fact that pest attacks in paddy increased because farmers out of greed used only few varieties like Swarna, a high yield variety. The organic cultivation is immune to such pests, it says.
Now get ready for SAHA PEDIA an initiative to digitalise and document ancient art forms on-line, reports DNA.
The Asian Age carries a picture of the newly raised all women daredevil biker team of BSF taking part in Republic Day Rehearsal.

Some other stories covered by newspapers are:

A replica of iconic Qutub Minar, costing 16 lakhs created from waste near the airport for ASEAN guests, reports The Statesman.
Bihar forming 14,000 km long human chain against dowry and child marriage - The Hindustan Times.
A 40,000 square feet museum on music in Bengaluru to get MS Subbulakshmi's memorabilia, The Hindu.
India sleuths asked to assist 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, The Indian Express.
A minor boy in Bhopal - 14 year old Ayush, a National Child Award winner by the President gave his prize money to pay for release of 4 poor persons in jail. That is a touching story The Hindustan Times.
The Statesman carries a picture of a priest conducting pooja of Ma Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, music art and culture on Basant Panchmi today. And of course its yellow all the way. from yellow clothes to offering of marrigold flowers.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Prez disqualifies 20 of AAP’s legislators

Prez disqualifies 20 of AAP’s legislators

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

A fire that broke out in a fire cracker unit in outer Delhi's Bawana industrial area that charred to death at least 10 women and 7 men is the story that dominates headlines in most of the dailies this morning. "Blaze in Bawana factory kills 17. Explosion in firecracker unit's basement guts 2-storey building, probe ordered" leads Hindustan Times.
Referring to the death of special CBI court judge B.H Loya in 2014, DNA writes "Judge Loya death: Chief Justice of India to hear case tomorrow."  " Amid standoff, Loya case to be heard by Bench led by CJI Misra." says Indian Express.
A day after the Election Commission recommended to the president that 20 AAP MLA's be disqualified for holding office's of profit, the Hindu writes "EC order: not afraid of polls, says AAP. Claims poll panel didn't give party a hearing before sending recommendation."
A class 12th student of Swami Vivekanand Public School shooting down his School Principal Ritu Chabra in Haryana is also widely noticed by the press. "Yamuna Nagar school principal shot dead by Class 12 boy. Enters office fires 4 shots with father's revolver, held." informs The Tribune.
Writing on the Union Budget 2018-19 Asian Age writes "Budget to focus on jobs, salaries." The paper also speculates that to attract workers, CTC-take home salary gap may be cut.
Referring to the National Herald case The Pioneer writes "Swamy drops I-T bomb on Gandhis. Says young Indian is tax offender concealed rupees 414 crore taxable income."
And Finally, India retaining the blind cricket world cup after edging past Pakistan by 2 wickets in a nail biting final in Sharjah is also prominently noticed by the press.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Delhi: At least 17 dead in blaze in firecracker storage unit in Bawana, owner apprehended

Delhi: At least 17 dead in blaze in firecracker storage unit in Bawana, owner apprehended

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The AAP MLA's facing disqualification dominates front pages in almost all newspapers today.
"Office of profit: sack 20 AAP MLA's, says EC" is the Hindustan Times headlines. If EC's recommendation to disqualify AAP MLA's sets Presidents' nod, by elections to 20 constituents unit have to be hold in six months.
"Hold Lok Sabha and state polls together" is the DNA headline. Referring to PM Narendra Modi's interview with Zee TV. In his first interview of 2018 the Prime Minister speaks on various issues ranging from GDP to DAVOS to incessant election in democratic India.
A step closer to NSG, India joins Australian  group is a Pioneer headline.
The Hindu Business Line says that GST may be cut on handicrafts such as carpets, shawls and Bamboo furniture.
The Asian Age reports that now Scientists have developed a single blood test that can diagnose 8 types of cancer.
And now good news for highway travellers- NHAI will soon have mini highway nests at all 372 NH run toll plazas. They will have tea, water and packaged food and toilet facilities - reports Financial Express.
Some other stories covered by newspapers are
Lance Naik SAM ABRAHAM, Martyred in Pakistan firing/
421st death anniversary of Maharaj Maharana Pratap in Udaipur marked by a musical program writes the DNA.
2018 to be the year of millets or coarse cereals to promote nutrient-rich Ragi and Foxtail- The Hindu Business Line.
EVMs in Rajasthan to have photographs of candidates in the by-elections- The Tribune.
Flowers offering at Vaishno Devi to be recycled into incense sticks-The Tribune.
A ten day laser show to begin on Friday at the magh mela in Allahabad telling stories about Ram and Ganga- The Pioneer.
All women Indian Navy crew circumnavigating crossed the notorious drake passage- The Hindu.

Friday, January 19, 2018

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The Supreme Court's decision to lift the ban imposed by some states on the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavat dominates front page headlines. The Indian Express writes "Freedom of expression supreme, says SC, tells states to give security for Padmavat release". The Hindu quotes the apex court as saying "Conscience shocked by this guillotining of creative rights".
The other story which is prominently splashed across the front pages of most papers is the reduction of GST rates on some products and services. The Economic Times reports "GST Council rejigs rates of 29 items, 53 services".
Most papers take note of the filing of a charge-sheet by the National Investigation Agency or NIA for alleged terror funding in the Kashmir Valley. The Tribune says "NIA slaps sedition charges on Hafiz, Salahuddin, separatists".
The meeting of the Chief Justice of India with the four senior most judges of the Supreme Court after they went public with their grievances regarding allocation of work by the Chief Justice is keenly tracked in the media. The Hindustan Times reports " Form panel to assign important cases, senior justices tell CJI". The Times of India observes "CJI meets rebels but doesn't heed demands".
On the announcement of poll dates for assembly elections in three north-eastern states, the Pioneer reports "Tripura to go to polls on Feb 18 ; Nagalnd, Meghalaya on Feb 27".
Many papers carry photographs of the Agni-5 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile blasting off as India successfully test fired the missile from a facility off the Odisha coast. The Asian Age reports "Nuke capable ballistic missile Agni-5 test fired : 5000 km missile can hit China, Europe".
The Times of India carries an exclusive interview given by the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to its sister concern, the Times Now television channel. The paper writes "Bibi backs India's right to hit terror hideouts across LOC".
And finally, US President Donald Trump announced very unusual awards. According to the Asian Age, "Trump's Fake News Awards go to New York Times, CNN....".

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Supreme Court Constitution bench begins hearing pleas against Aadhaar

Supreme Court Constitution bench begins hearing pleas against Aadhaar

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

"CJI reaches out, but matters unresolved" headlines the Tribune. The report calls the recent happenings as "judicial mutiny", even as Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra reached out to 4 rebel senior most judges.
"Centre withdraws Haj subsidy" is an Asian Age headline. The report quotes Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi as saying it is a policy to empower minorities with dignity.
"VHP chief Togadia claims threat to life" report Hindustan Times. The VHP leader has alleged that some people are plotting to kill him to silence him on issues such as Ram temple at Ayodhya and cow protection.
The Indian Express reports the Supreme Court saying that any adult has the right to marry anyone and nobody including parents, Khap Panchayats can question their choice of spouse.
An op-ed editorial in the Tribune notices the passing away of Anand Prakash eulogising him for fighting for justice for Ruchika Girhotra for 26 long years against former Haryana DGP, SPS Rathor for molestation.
The DNA reports ex-president Pranab Mukherjee as saying that IIT's professionals ended up becoming salesman of MNC's instead of contributing to nation buliding.
The Army to get 1.6 lakh rifles and carbines after 13 years of request giving hope to infantry soldiers has been reported by Times of India.
And finally, "Marketing Khichdi globally on Modi government's menu card" is a Mail Today headline. The humble Khichdi is indeed on its way to arrive on global food map.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

No subsidy for Haj, funds to be used for minority empowerment: Naqvi

No subsidy for Haj, funds to be used for minority empowerment: Naqvi 

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:-

Most newspapers today have carried stories on their front page, relating to the 5 judge Constitution bench set up by the Supreme Court to hear high profile cases. "Four judges who criticised CJI not on bench that will hear 7 key matters" writes The Indian Express, while the Hindu says "Differences with chief justice not yet resolved-reports of conciliation termed deliberate misinformation".
"New authentication for aadhaar if fingers fall flat on its face" says The Pioneer. The paper writes that by July Aadhaar will include face recognition alongside iris or fingerprint scan as a means of verifying users.
Under the headline "Comfort factor - Union Budget set to offer more IT relief" The Financial Express writes "Deduction under section 80C may be raised to 2 lakh rupees; likely to raise exemption by 50,000 rupees to 3 lakhs."
In good news for connectivity The Pioneer writes that as a part of its ambitious "Bharat Mala" project, the Centre is planning to develop ring roads in 28 major cities including Lucknow, Bengaluru, Ranchi, Patna, Srinagar and Udaipur.
"Diesel price at record high of 61.74 rupees per litre, Petrol above rupees seventy one" says the Hindustan Times.
Did you know that the real test of your friendship could be in your genetics? The Times of India writes that similar genes make best of pals and that friends are two thirds as genetically similar as married couples.