Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Woman from Hyderabad sold to sponsor in Saudi Arabia for Rs 3 lakh, faces torture: Sushma Swaraj assures help

Woman from Hyderabad sold to sponsor in Saudi Arabia for Rs 3 lakh, faces torture: Sushma Swaraj assures help

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Maoist attack killing 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "25 CRPF men killed in Naxal attack. Six injured as patrol sanitising road in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district ambushed" is the lead in The Tribune.
Hindustan Times quotes Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as saying "Bullets, dialogue can't go together." "Mehbooba invokes Vajpayee for restoring peace in Valley, hails Modi's policies", informs The Pioneer.
"Panel moots Unique Identification Numbers for cows" writes The Hindu adding that "it is Agriculture Ministry's brainchild." "Now, cows to get Aadhaar! " notes The Pioneer.
On the lifting of a ban on the trade in shahtoosh shawls, woven from the fur of an endangered Tibetan antelope, in Jammu and Kashmir, Hindustan Times writes "Lift shahtoosh ban, says House panel." The paper also states that the traders in the valley welcomed the proposal, but it drew flak from animal rights activists and environmentalists.
Aadhaar was made mandatory to ensure the poor get subsidised food grains under the Public Distribution System (PDS), the Centre told the Delhi High Court, reports the Financial Express.
"Niti Aayog envisions houses, vehicles, ACs for all by year 2032" informs DNA.
Quoting the Supreme Court the Times of India writes " Politicians can't remove top cops on their whim."
Referring to the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India J.S.Khehar's decision to elevate 19 names to the Allahabad High Court, The Indian Express notes "Government said no but Supreme Court firm, sends back names for Allahabad High Court."
And finally, Does being rich mean a longer life Well The Times of India reports a US study shows wealthy people living up to 12.7 years more than the poor.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bloodbath in Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill 26 CRPF jawans, loot weapons

Bloodbath in Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill 26 CRPF jawans, loot weapons

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

    The NITI Aayog meeting and MCD election dominate the front pages of almost all papers.
    "PM calls states Team India" is the Pioneer headline. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon Chief Ministers to speed up capital expenditure, and infrastructure creation to spur economic growth.
    The Indian Express leads with the headlines " Mehbooba asks CMs to reach out to Kashmiri students , PM backs appeal."
    The Times of India headlines reads "PM backs January -December Fiscal year".
    "MCD polls- half of Delhi did not care"  is The DNA headline saying that senior citizens outnumbered young voters. Also, the posh areas of the capital elicited lukewarm response.
    The Business Standard reports that UK has emerged as a popular destination this summer for Indian tourists as a weak pound has made travel 15 percent cheaper over last year.
    Now, passports can be applied for online, in Hindi also, India's cleanest river Narmada facing existential crisis, 300 whats-app groups used to mobilize stone pelters in Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu farmers suspending protest at Jantar Mantar after 40 days are some of the stories covered by newspapers.
    Blood donation is a great thing but, over 2.8 million units of blood & its components, a good 6 per cent of blood collected was discarded, over the last 5 years, exposing serious loopholes in the system, reports The Times of India.
    And finally, the Hindu introduces us to a collector Devajit Bandhyopadhyay from Kolkata who has, as a private collection- 500 pieces of memorabilia, 40 musical instruments, 20,000 books and manus and 24,000 records of Indian and Western music. 

RCB sinks to an all-time low

RCB sinks to an all-time low

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
'Over to Delhi's voters' writes The Hindustan Times, of the municipal elections today. 'Showers cool city, heat on Kejriwal' says Mail Today on its front page, referring to AAP, which after losing the assembly by polls and the February elections in Punjab and Goa, faces an acid test.
'ISI sadhus planning terror strikes in UP' reports The Pioneer. The Asian Age says 'Yogi security up, alert in UP'.
Sulkhan Singh taking over as the new UP Director General Police is reported by most dailies. 'New UP Police chief vows to crush goondagardi' says The Statesman.
The Indian Express has taken the unrest in Kashmir as its lead story. 'Mehbooba to meet Modi on Jammu and Kashmir situation' writes The Times of India.
'Taliban attack leaves 140 soldiers dead in Afghanistan' reports The Hindu on its front page. The Statesman says that soldiers were young recruits.
For appointment of new judges, The Indian Express reports 'Chief Justice of India tells High Courts to send names at the earliest'.
The Asian Age and DNA have a write up on the police questioning Sasikala's nephew Dhinakaran for over 7 hours.
Bad news for Indians wanting to work overseas. 'Foreign jobs dry up for Indian workers' writes The Hindustan Times, adding that tighter norms in the west and the slowdown in Gulf economy have hit Indian hands.
Only half an hour from Delhi's Kashmiri Gate to Gurugram's Cyber City? Yes, this will be true, but in 2023, writes The Times of India. All thanks to a high speed railway link.
In a box item on its front page, The Hindustan Times reports of Sikkim Monarch Wangchuk Nangyal, who gave up his crown to be a monk. Now 64, he has spent the last 35 years meditating. Reminds one of the Buddha.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi over advice to babus on social media use

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi over advice to babus on social media use

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The DNA headlines the Prime Minister's address to the civil servants on Civil Services Day yesterday. "Take decision's fast , don't fear consequences: use social media for service, not self praise", Modi tells bureaucrats says the headline.
"Why make Aadhaar must for PAN cards, Supreme Court asks Centre", is the front page headline in The Indian Express.
The Hindu quotes Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh saying, "Ensure safety of Kashmir", as its headline.
High Court dismisses AAP's plea for the use of paper trail voting machines (VVPAT EVMs) scheduled for tomorrow's Municipal Polls, says The Pioneer.
Paying service charge at hotels is totally voluntary and not mandatory says Food and Consumer affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
The Pioneer reports of a girl named Samia Abdul who collected 22 lakhs by posing as a cancer patient on Facebook. She used her father's medical records to prove the point and even had a recorded message of a Doctor from the hospital.
The Hindu carries pictures of Women in Telangana walking in line carrying water pots on their heads pointing to women having to trek a long way to fetch drinking water in Sangareddy district.
A young IAS officer Sri Ram Venkataraman has taken on the land mafia in the misty hills Munnar, where trees were felled illegally to construct multistory structures. He has even received threat from land mafia and controversial Kerala Minister MM Mani- thats a report in the Hindustan Times.
And finally,"Stamp enthusiasts can wake up and smell the coffee this Sunday", India Post is making it possible to send letters that carry the Fragrance of  Coffee. The Department of Post, Bengaluru will release a Coffee Stamp says The Hindu.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Netizen Held For Anti-Lokesh Posting On FB!

Netizen Held For Anti-Lokesh Posting On FB!

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
A story prominently noted on many front pages is the multi state pre-emptive anti terrorist operation yesterday by security agencies.
"10 IS-inspired terrorists nabbed after raids across five states" is the DNA headline. The paper reports that coordinated operations by IB and anti terror units foiled plans for major terrorist attacks.
"Don't be yes men, Rajnath tells babus" is the headline of the Asian Age lead story. The report says that Mr Singh urged civil servants to be impartial and not to hesitate in taking decisions.
The Financial Express leads with the Supreme Court's verdict to e-auction the iconic Taj Mansingh hotel in New Delhi. The paper adds that Taj  will get six months after the e-auction before vacating the hotel, if they lose out in the auction.
"Nawaz survives Panama for now, to face enquiry" says The Pioneer. The paper adds that the Pakistan SC has found the evidence to be inadequate to remove the PM. However, the Pak SC has ordered a thorough probe to be completed within two months. The Asian Age dubs it as a "narrow escape" for the Pak PM.
"India makes fresh bid to get Headley, Rana" headlines The Hindu. The paper reports that NIA sought the extradition of the two during the recent visit of the FBI Deputy Director to India.
"Govt uses 'adverse' IB reports to reject names of 6 former judges for tribunals, commissions" reports The Indian Express. The paper adds that two ex-Supreme Court judges and two High Court Chief Justices are among those rejected by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
In news that signals consolidation in the Indian etailing segment, The Economic Times leads with eBay's proposed sale of its India business to Flipkart in the second half of this year.
Finally, The Hindu Business Line reports of a crowdfunding initiative to end farm distress. The fund, started by a group of IT professionals and  NGO, has already raised 60 lakh rupees to help farmers.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Web Exclusive, Dalai Lama, India, China,Arunachal Pradesh, Beijing, Gopal Baglay 'Invented names don't make illegal territories legal': India slams China over renaming towns in Arunachal Pradesh

Web Exclusive, Dalai Lama, India, China,Arunachal Pradesh, Beijing, Gopal Baglay 'Invented names don't make illegal territories legal': India slams China over renaming towns in Arunachal Pradesh

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
A Supreme Court order passed on Wednesday - restoring criminal conspiracy charges against 15 top BJP and RSS leaders in the 6 Dec 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, is prominently covered by the Press. Mail Today writes - the CBI stand on backing the trial in the Babri Masjid case may have ended the chances of a Rashtrapati Bhawan stint for LK Advani, who is, allegedly, being projected for the top constitutional position.
The Asian Age reports, In a major electoral reform before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls,  the Prime Minister yesterday cleared a proposal to purchase sixteen lakh fifteen thousand 'Voter Verification Paper Audit Trial' i.e. (VVPAT) units, covering all stations in the country - at a cost of Rupees three thousand  one hundered and seventy four crore, across two fiscal years.
Business Standard informs us that the government is planning to get on board a UK based independent arbitrator to appear on behalf of Indian authorities and to put up a strong case of extradition against absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya, according to an Enforcement Directorate official.
The BSF jawan who had taken to social media in January to highlighted the "poor" quality of food being served to jawans - Tej Bhahadur Yadav, was yesterday dismissed from service, reports The Tribune.
DNA writes - China has announced that it has renamed or 'standardised' the official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, calling its action Legitimate days after Beijing lodged a strong protest with India over the Dalai Lama's  visit to the frontier state.
The Indian Express reports that a Delhi based NGO "The Public Health Foundation of India" has been barred from receiving foreign funds including from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, on grounds of alleged violations of the law and the FCRA.
And finally, Times of India reveals to us Why its beneficial to have friends that exercise and remain fit - as a study at the MIT Sloan Schools of Management suggests that exercise, especially running is social contagious.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti to be tried in Babri demolition case, says SC

Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti to be tried in Babri demolition case, says SC

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Liquor baron Vijay Mallya getting arrested by UK cops and then getting bail makes for front page news in almost all the dailies this morning. "Mallya arrested, bailed in UK as extradition process begins" headlines Hindustan Times. The paper writes that bringing fugitive tycoon back to India set to be a long-drawn process lasting months, if not years: next hearing on May 17. "Law starts catching up: Mallya held on London by Scotland yard, gets bail" leads The Indian Express.
Writing on the monsoon the Business Standard writes "Normal rain prediction lifts business sentiment. India Inc cheers IMD projection, sees rural demand pick-up". "Rain God to help economy this monsoon. IMD, skymet predict normal precipitation" states The Pioneer.
The Hindu quotes the centre telling the Supreme Court that "Respect for national flag, anthem non-negotiable.
The Times of India reports that nearly 20,000 fuel outlets in eight states, including Haryana will be shut every Sunday from May 14 after PM Modi's call to conserve oil and save the environment.
The Business Standard writes "Government allays concerns over mobile tower radiation".
With the summer holiday season approaching The Asian Age writes "Railways set to tackle holiday rush".
DYNAMIC or flexi-fare in the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will be admissible under the leave travel concession (LTC) allowance. The department of personnel and training has issued a directive in this regard to all central government ministries reports The Financial Express.
Referring to Delhi Metro Hindustan Times writes "Metro's new, autopilot-enabled trains ready to roll out in June".
And finally, India will be the largest country to roll out World's 1st kid-friendly TB drugs. Well, The Times of India reports that it will be launched in all states by the end of 2017.