Friday, November 17, 2017

Union Cabinet Clears Setting Up Of GST Anti-Profiteering Authority

Union Cabinet Clears Setting Up Of GST Anti-Profiteering Authority
NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Delhi's gas stations will only sell the world's cleanest petrol and diesel from April the 1st is one of the top stories covered by most of the dailies this morning. "Only cleaner BS VI fuels in Delhi from April 2018. Rollout advanced by two years after pollution crisis" says Hindustan Times.
In related stories The Times of India leads "As bad air chokes city, government sits on 787 crores rupees 'green' fund". The paper writes that the money may now be used on 500 E-buses. "Young and breathless" is the Mail Todayheadline. In a smog survey the paper found that one in two Delhi college students is suffering from respiratory problems, thanks to city's toxic air, shows study.
Referring to an investigation conducted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Business Standard states "Govt finds 130,000 firms without PAN" adding "Surat is the new shell firm capital".
"Judge who handed death to Rajiv killers writes to Sonia: Show magnanimity" informs The Indian Express.
Writing on the latest twist in the Sheena Bora murder case The Times of India writes "Now, Indrani tries to pin blame on Peter".
And finally, Time for national action on Chicken! Well, the Mail Today reports that India is often described in jest as the Republic of butter chicken, but our love for the bird is a threat to our health. It's time for stringent regulation to stop antibiotic misuse in the chicken supply chain.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

France Rejects Congress Rafale Charge, Reliance Defence Threatens to Sue

France Rejects Congress Rafale Charge, Reliance Defence Threatens to Sue

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Prime minister Narendra Modi's address at the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits is prominently noticed on the front pages of most papers. The Asian Age observes "In signal to China, PM calls for rule-based Asian order". The Pioneer quotes the Prime Minister as saying "India poised for a bigger role".
The Supreme Court rejecting the demand for a Special Investigating Team or SIT to probe allegations of corruption involving some judges in a medical admission scam is highlighted on the front pages of many papers. The Hindu writes "SC dismisses petition for SIT probe in bribery case : Terms conduct of petitioners unethical and unwarranted". On who has the power to assign a case to a bench, The Indian Express reports the apex court as saying "CJI decides who hears case even if facing allegation".
As Delhi still grapples with the problem of severe pollution in the city, the Times of India writes "No odd-even soon as NGT stays firm on not allowing exemptions". The Pioneer reports that there has been some respite for the city as it reports "Delhi and NCR begin to breathe easy as stubble fires doused". Citing a worrying impact of the city's pollution, the Hindu writes "Delhi kids have smaller lungs compared with children in US due to pollution".
The findings of a study on India's state-level disease burden published in the medical journal Lancet are keenly noticed by the press. The Indian Express notes "Lifestyle risks higher in more developed states, malnutrition in others". The DNA quotes the Lancet report to state "Kerala as the healthiest state".
Where did the sweet rosogolla originate ? On Bengal winning the battle with neighbouring Odisha for the Geographical Indications or GI tag for the Rosogulla, the Asian Age comments "Rosogolla was born to Bengali parents in Bengal".

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hardik Patel hits out at PM Modi: BJP using new means to ensure saheb doesn’t lose

Hardik Patel hits out at PM Modi: BJP using new means to ensure saheb doesn’t lose

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Modi-Trump meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila is one of the top stories that is covered by most of the newspapers this morning. "India, US pledge to work jointly for future of Asia. Leaders resolve to scale up relations beyond bilateral ties", leads Hindustan Times. The Indian Express quotes President Trump as saying "Modi doing fantastic job bringing factions together".
In related stories DNA writes "PM showcases reforms, seeks global investment." The Paper quoting Modi writes "India to be a world hub for manufacturing". On India's role in the Indo-Pacific region the Hindu quotes the Prime Minister as "For India, peace is not a word: it is in our veins".
Writing on the air quality which remain in the severe zone for the seventh straight day in Delhi, the Times of India writes "Allow odd-even exemptions for one more year, government pleads with NGT. Tribunal likely to announce decision today".
The 7.3 magnitude powerful earthquake in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Iran-Iraq border that killed over 450 is covered with reports and photographs in most of the dailies on their front pages this morning.
Writing on the latest in the Gujarat Game of Thrones, DNA writes " 'Ramkatha' in Surat protest hub to raise funds for martyrs." While the Asian Age quotes Rahul  Gandhi as saying "I am a Bhakt of Lord Shiva" in his continuing temple run in poll bound Gujarat.
Referring to the Ryan murder, The Times of India writes, "CBI asks 4 cops about probe botch-up. Obvious clues were missed, says source."
"Retail inflation at 7-month high driven by food and fuel prices" reports Hindustan Times.
And finally, Now only 50,000 can visit Vaishno Devi daily. Well, Mail Today reports only 50,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu to avoid any untoward incident, the National Green Tribunal has directed.
           

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

24/7 power to farmers from January 1: K Chandrashekhar Rao

24/7 power to farmers from January 1: K Chandrashekhar Rao

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Prime Minister Modi in Manila, and the alarming air pollution in Delhi receive major focus this morning.
"Modi, Trump to talk trade, security" writes the Hindustan Times, ahead of the Prime Minister's meeting with the US President in Manila. "China in mind, India joins Quadrilateral with US, Australia, Japan" headlines the Pioneer, adding, "First official-level talks ahead of ASEAN meet focus on 'free and open' India-Pacific region".
"Delhi government to press for odd-even as air quality gets worse" highlights the Hindustan Times. "Delhi relapses into distress" headlines the Pioneer in red. The Indian Express writes "Crop-burning could have been avoided this year, but finding money was a problem".
'More funds for banks to boost jobs, growth', the Asian Age cites  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
"Congress retains Chitrakoot, sees 'winds of change' " reports the Statesman, of the bypoll held in Madhya Pradesh.
'Ryan juvenile coaxed victim to accompany him to toilet' the Times of India cites the juvenile justice board, being told by the accused juvenile in the Pradyuman murder case.
"Soon, elite force for Metro security" writes the DNA, of the CISF raising a special elite force of 40 commandos, specialising in terror intrusion and close combat.
"DNA test for a more fit Indian cricket team" introduced by the BCCI, to reveal the genetic fitness blueprint of an individual, reports the Tribune.
The Hindu focuses on a 12-year-old girl aiming to sing her way to a Guinness record of singing in most languages in one concert. Sucheta Satish, of The Indian High School in Dubai, learnt to sing in 80 languages in just over a year, and now aims to croon in 85 languages.

Monday, November 13, 2017

16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada

16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS THE HEADLINES :-
The Delhi government's plan to shelve the Odd-Even plan, after the National Green Tribunal denied exemption to two wheeler riders and women in the National Capital Delhi has attracted headlines in many newsdailies. "Brakes on Odd-Even as NGT rejects exemptions" declares The Times of India. "Delhi government blinks, rolls back its Odd-Even plan", reports The Hindustan Times.
In its lead page story The Mail Today informs "Forces go for Maoist Bosses, create record" adding that Chhattisgarh police and CRPF's Cobra have penetrated deep into red zone and killed maximum number of terror commanders this year.
According to The Hindustan Times "Boy accused of Ryan murder planned to "poison students", while The Pioneer informs "Teen recreates scene, father cries foul".
In a significant story "The Sunday Times" reports "Pak fears "Foreign Spy Agency" plot to kill 26/11 mastermind" - beefs up Hafiz Saeed's security.
The Hindu informs " Government will work to remove 28% GST slab," while The Asian Age reports "Congress claims credit for forcing GST rate cut-promises single 18% slab after 2019 poll win".
In a lead story The Pioneer notes "As forces tighten grip on them, J&K terrorists target informers-JeM killed 6 in ten days for "leaking information".
The Hindu reports "Illegal phone exchanges thriving on SIM boxes-imported hardware serving as backbone for rackets".
The Times of India asks "Kids, don't stop fighting"-and reports that highly creative adults often grow up in families full of tension. Not fistfights or personal insults, but real disagreements.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Delhi pollution: Anger rises as toxic air chokes city; public demands comprehensive plan

Delhi pollution: Anger rises as toxic air chokes city; public demands comprehensive plan

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The Goods and Services Tax rate revisions announced by the GST council dominates front page newspaper headlines this morning. "Big GST Reset" headlines the Business Standard. 'Only 50 stay in 28% tax slab; Composition Scheme threshold at 1.5 crore rupees; and Eating out to get cheaper' adds the paper. The Economic Times' banner headline reads - "GiST of the matter: It won't pinch your wallet any more".
Several papers have keenly tracked the Lucknow Medical college bribe case involving alleged judicial corruption. "Fissures in Judiciary as 'master of roster' CJI asserts authority" headlines the Tribune.
The creation of an autonomous body for conducting entrance tests by the name National Testing Agency also gets prominent attention. "NTA for higher education entrance tests gets Union Cabinet nod" headlines the Pioneer.
Another top headline in the Indian Express reads "Trump hails 'astounding' India growth story, Modi, at Asia-Pacific summit" in Vietnam.
The papers also report that the odd-even car control formula in Delhi may not see the light of the day. "NGT to decide odd-even fate today, calls govt move a farce" headlines the Times of India. The paper quotes NGT as saying - "Why now? First prove to us that it works". The Financial Express writes "Govt to spray water over Delhi to tackle smog".
The Economic Times in its anchor story has highlighted "A solution to end stubble burning?" The paper says that farmers in Maharashtra  use weedicides and microbial culture to turn crop residue into compost.
And finally, in more worrisome news, the Times of India, quoting an international study, warns, that exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of fractures from osteoporosis by causing loss of mineral density. Well, high time to take action for the air we breathe! 

Council slashes rates of over 200 items, cuts tax for restaurants as part of GST overhauling

Council slashes rates of over 200 items, cuts tax for restaurants as part of GST overhauling

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The stories related to the rising pollution levels in Delhi and Supreme Court's hearing of a case alleging corruption involving members of the judiciary are covered prominently in all newspapers.
Odd-even 3.0 in Delhi next Monday to Friday reports the Hindustan Times. The paper adds that the Pollution Control Board has questioned the logic of the scheme, since the worst is expected to be over by this evening. headline echoes that opinion under the headline "Wind of change may let city brThe Pioneer eathe easy today". The paper quotes Met Department sources and says there will be respite today, though substantial relief will begin on Sunday.
"Panic button as air worsens" headlines the DNA. The paper adds that the NGT irritated by the inaction of the government has banned all polluting construction and industrial activities in Delhi NCR till the next hearing.
DNA reports the Supreme Court has ordered that a Constitution Bench of the senior most five judges of the Supreme Court will hear the case of corruption in judiciary from November 13.
The Financial Express reports that the IT hub Bengaluru now has its first trade union. The paper adds that though the IT players are not too pleased with the development they do not expect too many employees joining the union.
The Indian Express features a photograph of the new train to Bangladesh - the Bandhan Express, leaving Kolkata for Khulna.
The Times of India headline reads "Gurgaon cops found student's knife, used it to frame conductor, says CBI". The paper quotes CBI sleuths as saying that the senior student has confessed to the murder in front of his father.
As part of the Paradise Papers revelations, the Indian Express reports that SNC-Lavalin went to Appleby to float a new firm in order to get National Highway projects.
In an unintended consequence of the smog in Delhi, DNA reports that an Air India pilot declared that his working hours were over and abandoned the plane on the runway, leaving 48 passengers stranded.
"Bengal-Odisha battle for rasgulla takes bitter turn" writes the Hindustan Times. The paper reports that the battle between the two states to determine the origin of the famous sweet is likely to reach the courts.
And finally, under the headline "Goodbye to boarding pass, govt mulls 'Digi Yatra'", The Statesman reports that the Civil Aviation ministry is considering a proposal for a biometric based solution that will dispense with boarding passes.