Monday, July 14, 2014

Govt says no role in journalist’s meeting with Hafiz Saeed - Livemint

Govt says no role in journalist’s meeting with Hafiz Saeed - Livemint


The Election Commission's notice to former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan regarding poll expenses during the 2009 Assembly elections is prominently noticed on the front pages. "Chavan faces disqualification, EC says he fudged poll spend" reports the Hindustan Times.

The Pioneer writes "EC gives former CM 20 days time for last defence before it orders disqualification".

The volatile sectarian situation in Iraq also draws front page attention. In a front page exclusive the Mail Today writes that over 6000 Shias from India have sought visas to Iraq.

The Indian Express in its lead reports that four men from Mumbai are believed to have joined the fighting in Iraq  with one of them said to be fighting with the Sunni insurgent group ISIS.

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's comments on minors accused of rape are widely noticed in the press. The Times of India reports her as saying, "Treat rape-accused minors on par with adults".

The Tribune highlights the diktat issued by Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar e Taiyyaba to its cadres in Jammu and Kashmir under the caption "Claim to be juvenile to escape law, Lashkar tells cadres".

In a special story the Hindustan Times reports that the government will soon launch the dot Bharat domain name to register websites in Hindi and 15 other Indian languages.

The Pioneer carries a story on government plans to rope in retired professors from English speaking countires on vacation in India to teach at the IITs and IIMs.

The Times of India has a worrying story on how a study conducted by Princeton University has found that India is the biggest antibiotic consumer in the world with an average Indian popping over 11 antibiotic pills a year.

And finally, most papers take note of what they call a goodwill gesture by Pakistan which has declared thespian actor Dilip Kumar's ancestral house in Peshawar as national heritage.

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