Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pakistan envoy to talk to Kashmir separatists before foreign secy meet

Pakistan envoy to talk to Kashmir separatists before foreign secy meet


Morning Dailies have given wide coverage to BJP president Amit Shah's team. Under the caption, "RSS rules in new BJP team", The Hindu writes that the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh presence in the team is strong with the inclusion of former spokesman Ram Madhav as general secretary and Vinay Sahasrbuddhe as vice-president. The Times of India says BJP president Amit Shah has left out Varun Gandhi from his team comprising relatively younger leaders with strong ideological grounding and proven organizational skills.
"My government will help states push exports, SEZs: Modi" - Under the caption, The Indian Express reports that PM Narendra Modi has said that state export promotion councils can deal directly with manufacturers.
Many newspapers have reported that the marks of English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services preliminary examination, will not be included for gradation, says the government.
The Asian Age writes that a homicide investigation has been launched after a man was found dead while several people from the Indian subcontinent were hospitalised after they were found inside a shipping container at a British port.
The Delhi Police will now depend on biometric technology to keep its expensive arms and ammunition from falling into the wrong hands and especially to prevent their theft and misuse by its own personnel, reports Hindustan Times.
The Business Standard says public sector lender IDBI Bank has said it is planning to announce liquor baron Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines as a wilful defaulter.
The Times of India writes that the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India's primary vehicle for taking higher education beyond classrooms, has shut down nearly 300 programmes and 250 community colleges and cancelled over 600 MoUs with various institutions.
The Indian Express reports that researchers from Harvard University are conducting preliminary field trials in Delhi of a 25 dollar diagnostic device which can detect a range of disorders in the human body as also pollutants in water.

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