Thursday, July 31, 2014

American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry

American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry


    United States Secretary of State John Kerry's visit, Landslide in Pune and Natwar Singh's revelations in his soon-to-be released auto biography received prominent coverage in newspapers today. "Kerry comes calling" writes the Mail Today. The Hindu Business line says "Food Security: Modi will push for permanent solution in meeting with Kerry".
    The Times of India carries an exclusive interview with US commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker saying, US disappointed with India's WTO stand, and criticizing India for stepping back from its commitments on WTO trade.
    "20 dead after landslide swallows Pune village" headlines the Indian Express: Times of India reports "Experts blame Deforestation for Tragedy".
    "Natwar's book bomb; Rahul made Sonia refuse PM job" is the headline in the Hindustan Times, quoting Natwar Singh's auto biography as stating "Sonia more powerful than Indira, Rajiv".
    The same paper also highlights "SC orders Supertech to refund Noida twin towers' flat buyers" The Express Newsline elaborates, "Firm to pay principal amount now, interest later".
    "Indian Finger rests on American nuke button"  under that headline, The Times of India states, in what is possibly a first, an Indian - American finger is on the US nuclear launch button, illustrating Washington's vote of confidence in the country's diversity.
    "Think twice before you tuck into your favourite chicken dish " cautions The Hindu. The Times of India warns "Eating chicken could make you immune to anti biotics "quoting an NCR study which has found drug residues in 40 % samples.
    And finally, "Flexi hours for women, other work reforms coming soon" reports the Hindustan Times as the Cabinet cleared two major bills for labour reforms.

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