Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bihar braces for Kosi fury after Nepal landslide


The possibility of a flood in Bihar after a landslide occured in Nepal is prominently noticed. The Hindustan Times reports "Bihar braces for Kosi fury after Nepal landslide". Highlighting its impact, the Pioneer writes "Kosi spells havoc again; 1.5 Lakh leave North Bihar".
The Shiva Sena's support for senior Mumbai police officer Sunil Paraskar accused of rape by a 26 year old model gets wide coverage in the press. The Hindustan Times writes "Sena says slapping rape charge now a fashion, backs cop".
All the papers take note of a comment made by Supreme Court judge Justice Anil R Dave. The Indian Express quotes him as saying " If I were dictator, would have made Gita compulsory in Class 1".
In a special front page exclusive, the Mail Today reports that the CRPF has launched a "targeted operation in Jharkhand to rescue hundreds of children kidnapped by Maoists for combat roles."
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's assertion that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was not kept in the loop about Operation Brasstacks on the Pakistan border gets wide coverage.  "Rajiv didnt know India was on brink of war" writes the Times of India.
The papers report of some initiatives to make the lives of children more secure. The Tribune says "Government holds inter ministerial talks on a law to ensure care and protection of kids in foster families". The Indian Express says that the draft of a revised Juvenile Justice Act proposes a maximum of 5 years in jail for parents, guardians and teachers for any form of corporal punishment.
The Biju Janta Dal's decision to support the legislation to push the FDI cap in Insurance to 49% is highlighted in the Times of India and the Hindustan Times.
And finally, a stubborn camel held up eight trains on the Delhi-Mumbai route as it kept sitting on the rail tracks near Hindaun city in Rajasthan for three hours.

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