Thursday, September 26, 2013

Terror, LoC tension, trade - to dominate PM-Sharif talks


The PMs five day visit to the USA where he will meet US President Obama on the 27th of September, and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, most probably over breakfast on 29 Sept, as also leaders from Bangladesh and Nepal - is highlighted on the front pages. "Terror, LoC tension, trade - to dominate PM-Sharif talks", is the headline in the Tribune.

"Scanner on all pay-offs in J&K" - is an Asian Age headline. The paper writes - the former army Chiefs revelations on use of secret funds & 'source money used for complex covert counter insurgency operations - is having a 'ripple effect'. The govt has directed that such funds will have to be properly accounted for.

"RBI bans zero interest loans on EMI to credit card holders" - is the Times of India lead headline, as such schemes are not transparent and distort rates. Banks will now be able to recover dues though EMIs only when customers are billed regular interest charges.

The Asian Age writes that a British foreign office spokesperson has confirmed that a British National has been arrested in Nairobi following the bloody attack on the West gate mall, where 67 people were killed. British tabloid's have speculated that Samantha Lewthwaite - a 29 year old British Muslim convert could be the person arrested.

Narendra Modi sharing the stage publicly with BJP patriarch L.K. Advani in Bhopal, is also covered by the Press. The Tribune writes - the presence of senior leaders such as Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, M Vankaiah Naidu, M.M. Joshi and Uma Bharti presented to the BJP its picture perfect moment, ever since the BJP's tumultuous Goa conclave."

The Indian Express writes that Senior functionaries in the govt have cautioned that the ordinance to undo the July 10 Supreme Court judgement, disqualifying MPs and MLAs convicted of a criminal offence, could be seen as unconstitutional.

And finally, Times of India writes, researchers claim to have developed the world's first attention-powered car- a pioneering vehicle that uses a head set to monitor brain activity and slow acceleration during periods of distraction.

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