Sunday, September 15, 2013

UP riots displace 40,000 people


    Age-old harmony being shattered by communal violence in Uttar Pradesh is covered by papers - UP riots displace 40,000 people, who are talking shelter in schools and mosques, writes Hindustan Times. Times of India reports that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are also scheduled to visit Muzaffarnagar next week.

    'CJI guarded on bill, bats for Collegium' - headlines the Statesman. Justice P Sathasivam has defended  the Collegium system for appointment of Judges in the higher judiciary, but said it is the prerogative of the Centre to bring a Bill to change it.

    The Hindu reports that 13 maoists were killed in an encounter on Saturday in a well-planned and executed operation by the Odisha police - without involving Central armed police forces or the Andhra Pradesh police.

    "US, Russia strike deal on Syria arms", writes Hindustan Times. The US and Russia agreed on Saturday to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons in a time bound manner, averting American action against the Bassar al-Assad regime.

    "Deadly dengue spreads wings", is a Mail Today headline. The killer disease is back to spook the national capital with over 222 cases reported, despite tall claims by civic authorities of preventive measures and constant monitoring.
    The BJP's student wing wining 3 out of 4 posts and sweeping the Delhi University Students Union polls, is covered by the Pioneer. "NaMo effect?" questions the paper's headline.

    The Asian Age reports that in a new twist, a renegade Taliban militia, the Suicide Group of the Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, has taken responsibility for killing Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, alleging that she was an "Indian spy".

    Indian Express writes that as part of the proposed childhood care and education policy, the Centre wants all teaching in play schools to be in the mother tongue or the local vernacular. English could be taught, but not be the medium of instruction.

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