Sunday, May 20, 2018

Petrol, Diesel Prices Zoom to All-Time Highs; Mumbai, Hyderabad Worst-Hit

Petrol, Diesel Prices Zoom to All-Time Highs; Mumbai, Hyderabad Worst-Hit

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:-

As expected, the newspapers are abuzz with Yeddyurappa's exit as 55 hour CM of Karnataka. "Opposition out - BJP's Yeddyurappa" headlines the Hindustan Times adding "CM quits before floor test; Congress, regional parties cheer; Kumaraswamy swearing - in on Wednesday. The same paper quotes Rahul Gandhi in another headline, "Learn your lesson, show institutions respect." The Sunday Tribune writes, "BSY took floor, then door," while the Indian Express says "BJP loses vote of over confidence".
With Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle, romantic pictures straight from the Royal couple's wedding also dominate the front pages of newspapers.
"Sealed with a kiss" headlines the Mail Today adding "Harry and Meghan wed at St. George's Chapel in Windsor in a modern, multicultural ceremony attended by the Clooneys, the Beckhams, Oprah and, of course Priyanka Chopra.
The same paper also carries an alarming story about  Delhi's Asola wildlife sanctuary near Tughlaqabad which has been turned into a dumping ground for stray animals. "A Sanctuary gone astray," is its headline.
The oft neglected Rohingya refugees in the capital find space in The Sunday Times. "Rohingyas survive on little, but their hearts are full of hope this Ramzan" adding that though most families only have a water melon or an onion salad as the iftar meal, they believe that the month of Ramzan shows us how to be graceful, thankful and have the patience to find contentment in their circumstances.
The Sunday Times writes "India's first child without a father," Tavishi Perara may be India's first child "without a father" as her mother Mathumitha Ramesh had to wage a legal battle to ensure that her daughter's birth certificate didn't have the father's name.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

BS Yeddyurappa Resigns As Karnataka Chief Minister Just Before Floor Test

BS Yeddyurappa Resigns As Karnataka Chief Minister Just Before Floor Test

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

Almost all the newspapers have the Karnataka Floor Test as their lead headline today . " Not in 15 days BJP faces test today, "reports The Indian Express. While The Hindustan Times says "Cong- JD(S) may challenge pro-tem Speaker 's appointment .The Mail Today has the headline " many signatures on Cong JD(S) list fake, says Yeddyurappa."
The top headline of Times Of India reports "Cross Border claims lives of 8 civilians in India and Pak" mentioning the steep escalation of tension between the two nations on Friday , just a day ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to J&K. Mufti attacks Islamabad, says it has ' no respect for Ramzaan' headlines the Asian Age.
In another headline Hindustan Times writes," Monsoon to arrive ahead of schedule, may hit Kerala on 29th May, says IMD."
"Justice Chelameshwar's last day creates record, shares dais with Chief Justice of India, finishes all business in less than 30 minutes" headlines the Pioneer.
On the police questioning Kejriwal for 3 hours in Chief Secretary assault case, The Hindu writes "Chief Minister was co-operative but evaded many questions."
As part of a another headline in Business Standard says, "Costly oil may inflate import bill by 50 billion dollars, affecting the current account deficit, but no impact on fiscal situation" says Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg.
" IITians to get lessions in fine arts and humanities" expecting to give future engineers a holistic development, writes the Economic Times.
And finally, The Tribune gives a bizarre information of a government funded project all set to be launched in Punjab to treat thalassaemia with goat blood, described in Ayurveda as 'Raktabasti'.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Karnataka Verdict Indicates the Modi Wave Is All but Over

Karnataka Verdict Indicates the Modi Wave Is All but Over

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

''Karnataka model spurs Congress, RJD activism'' Headlines The Pioneer. Opposition in Goa, Manipur, Bihar demand same principle want their 'single largest' parties to get a shot at power.
'' Karnataka waiver may cost 250 billion rupees'' headline The Business Standard referring to the announcement made by the new CM Yeddyurappa.
''No sahayaks at beck and call of retired generals, orders army chief'' is an Hindustan Times Headline. Army Chief General Bipin Singh Rawat has said that soldiers are meant to fight and serve at the front.
The Hindu Business lead headline '' Crude oil at 80$ a barrel gives Goverment the jitters. '' this may affect inflation, fiscal growth and require tighter macroeconomic polices.
The Tribune reports that country's richest temple TIRUMALA in Andhara Pradesh has trouble brewing. The head priest has alleged huge corruption against temple officials  leading to retirement of 3 priests.
Now the National Institute of Open schooling will soon make gurukuls eligible for class 10th and 12th certificates that will help them apply for jobs, says The Hindu Report.
The Pioneer emphasises the importance of Millets- Ragi, Bajara, Jawar etc making a healthy come back and providing nutritional food security so far considered low in heirachg of foods.
And now, here is a book called '' Guidebook to create child friendly Railway stations'' launched by the  Railways. A child arrives alone at a railway station every 5 minutes is a startling revelation by Ashwani Lohani, Chairman of Railway board thats a report in Mail Today.
And finally, UP Women cops to have comfortable tunics instead of shirts as their uniform/ fuel price may increase by 4 rupees a liter are some of the other stories and Delhi to overtake Tokyo as most populated city in 2028 covered by Newspaper.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Karnataka, Day 2: After 'missing' scare, bus full of Cong MLAs taken to meet Guv

Karnataka, Day 2: After 'missing' scare, bus full of Cong MLAs taken to meet Guv

NEWSPAPERS  HEADLINES
The Karnataka assembly election verdict dominates headlines in all the papers today. With a hung house, and the JD(S) emerging as the king maker, the speculations are on as to who would form the government with the BJP and the Congress rallying to muster numbers.
"Hung house to Governor House" writes the Hindustan Times. "How king maker JD(S) would step forward as king" says the paper.
"BJP single largest party in Karnataka" headlines The Statesman adding Congress and JD(S) stitch alliance, both BJP and alliance stake claim to form government, 10 former Congress Ministers bite dust.
The DNA aptly catches the mood with the headline "Natak begins in Karnatak".
While the Tribune simply and powerfully headlines "Kar-natak" adding "BJP wins big but falls short, Congress backs JD(S), both stake claim.
With the US pulling out of the Nuke deal with Iran, The Asian Age says "Iran upbeat on nuke deal hopes after talks with European Union".As a fallout of the economic offenders the Punjab National Bank incurs mouth gaping losses. Many newspapers carry this story on their front pages. "PNB posts record loss of 13,417 crore rupees in Q4" says The Financial Express."PNB's Q4 loss of 13,417 crore rupees is biggest ever by a domestic lender," writes The Pioneer.The tragic mishap of a flyover collapsing in Varanasi is widely reported in all papers with heart wrenching pictures. "Flyover collapse kills 18 in Varanasi" writes The Tribune.In some more news, The Asian Age writes "Scotland to vote against Brexit bill".
"Indian Buddha vs China's: Beijing won't let our monks teach there" says the Pioneer.
And finally, The commonly found 'sadabahar' also known as Nithyakalyani plant may emerge as the source of one of the largest selling anti-cancer drug. "Scientists unravel how Nithyakalyani makes potent cancer drug" writes The Hindu Business Line.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Battle Of Wits In Karnataka As Congress Backs JD(S) To Keep BJP Out

Battle Of Wits In Karnataka As Congress Backs JD(S) To Keep BJP Out

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The Union Cabinet Reshuffle and the violence in West Bengal Panchayat Polls dominate front page newspaper headlines.
Under the Caption 'Fifth Reshuffle in Govt', the Indian Express headline reads, "Irani is out of I&B, Goyal gets additional charge of Finance until Jaitley is back". The Mail Today highlights "Smriti demoted, Piyush pushed up" adding 'Rathore is the new I&B minister'.
The political mayhem in the rural elections in West Bengal has been widely covered. The Hindustan Times reports "15 die in clashes during Bengal panchayat polls". The paper adds 'violence in almost every district; ballot boxes set on fire, thrown in pond'. The Pioneer reports "TMC goons unleash terror, butcher 16".
The Karnataka Assembly Election Results expected today also get front page attention. Reporting on the multiple scenarios that could unfold today, the Hindustan Times writes "Karnataka  result today: BJP, Congress send feelers to JD(S)". The Asian Age observes "Cong-JD(S) set for a deal as both sides explore options". 
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor chargesheeted by the Delhi Police for abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar is also keenly tracked by the papers. "Tharoor tortured Sunanda, says chargesheet; 'epicaricacy' retorts Shashi" writes the Pioneer.

Cabinet rejig: Smriti Irani loses I&B portfolio, Piyush Goyal gets Finance

Cabinet rejig: Smriti Irani loses I&B portfolio, Piyush Goyal gets Finance

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

Sunday evening storm wreaking havoc finds wide mention across papers today. 'Storm leaves behind trail of destruction'; '4 killed as rain, fierce storm lash Delhi-NCR', headlines the Hindustan Times. 'Season's strongest storm in capital, 14 die in UP', the Times of India captions a photograph of an uprooted tree crushing several cars. The Pioneer leads with, 'Killer storm stops India in its tracks' adding, 'Thunderstorm upsets farmers' apple cart; one-third horticulture crops destroyed, 5 per cent Rabi damaged'.
'Will step aside for a Dalit CM if party asks, says Siddaramaiah', two days before the Karnataka election results, highlights the Indian Express. 'Karanataka's 72 per cent turnout is a record', leads the Hindu, adding, all major parties trash exit polls, claim voter support.
'Army won't halt anti-terror operations in J&K, Defence Minister clears stand', notices the Pioneer on its front page.
'Pak military calls meet on Sharif's 26/11 comments', reports the Statesman.
'To contain suicides, BSF plans annual mental health tests', in addition to physical tests, held so far to assess soldiers' fitness to discharge duties, notes the Indian Express. 
'Government plans to put SC/ST Act in Ninth schedule; Move would insulate legislation from judicial scrutiny', leads the Tribune.
The Central Information Commission has directed the Prime Minister's Office and Ministries of External Affairs and Home to make public, details of the mysterious death of then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966, hours after signing a declaration with the then Pakistan President, post the 1965 Indo-Pak war, writes the DNA.
'Sanskrit, the 'language of Gods', gets its first film book', says the Hindu Business Line.
And finally, 'Centre plans 9,000 crore rupee sops to push eco-friendly cars', and offer incentives to those scrapping old petrol or diesel-fired vehicles, informs the Times of India.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sachin Bansal: The poster boy of Indian ecommerce who redefined 21st century startups

Sachin Bansal: The poster boy of Indian ecommerce who redefined 21st century startups

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:-

The Karnataka Assembly elections held yesterday dominate front page headlines. Most papers lead with exit poll results. While the Mail Today writes "Numbers show Siddharamiah beating anti-incumbency, putting Congress on top" the Pioneer reports "BJP has edge in Karanataka". Summing up the different exit poll results, the Times of India writes "Karnataka exit polls predict hung House, most show BJP in lead". Speculating on a post-poll alliance, the Asian Age says "JD-S may ally with BJP if given CM post". 
The conclusion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two day visit to Nepal gets front page attention. The Hindu quotes Mr Modi as saying "We'll be sherpa to help Nepal climb to success". The Tribune reports that the Prime Minister of Nepal  K P Sharma Oli has assured Mr Modi that "Nepal won't allow its territory to be used against India".
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's admission that Pakistani terrorists were involved in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai is prominently noticed in the press. The Times of India writes "Ex-Pak PM admits Pakistani terrorists carried out 26/11". The Statesman caption reads "Sharif questions Pak policy to allow killing by non-state actors".
Most papers take note of the outbreak of communal clashes in Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The Tribune reports "2 dead in Aurangabad communal clashes ; 100 shops, 50 vehicles gutted; curfew clamped; internet suspended".
In the backdrop of the demand made by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that the Centre declare a unilateral ceasefire from the holy month of Ramzan in mid May to the Amarnath Yatra in August, the Hindustan Times reports "One-sided truce will not do, says Army".
Highlighting an instance of speedy justice by a court in Indore in a rape and murder case, the DNA reports "23 days after he raped infant, man gets noose".
A little tidbit from RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding. The Times of India writes "7000 guests, 50 horses, jumbos and politicians mark Lalu son's wedding".