Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sonia slams Modi government for communal violence


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Leh and Kargil dominates the front pages today. "Modi denounces Pak proxy war in Kashmir", writes the Times of India. The Hindu reports "PM rolls out Rs.8000 crore package for road projects".
    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's address at a special meeting of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee in Thiruvananthpuram is widely noticed. "Sonia slams Modi government for communal violence", reports the Asian Age.
    In a special front page story, "Home Minister is quietly cut out of senior officers' appointments", the Indian Express writes that the Prime Minister's Office has now reduced the Home Minister to a rubber stamp in the selection process of senior bureaucrats.
    The government's plans to trace back and even revive the river Saraswati which is considered to be a mythical river finds prominent mention in many papers. "Govt plans to get 'lost' Saraswati' flowing again", writes the Hindustan Times on its front page.
    The Hindu takes note of Tamil Nadu's latest health care initiative of providing baby care kits to all mothers who deliver babies in any government hospital in the state. Named after Chief Minister Jayalalitha, the Amma Baby Care kits include among other things baby towels, a dress and a mosquito net.
    The Tribune, the Hindustan Times and the Indian Express inform us about an online system started by the government which will enable tracking and transportation of the mortal remains of Indians who die overseas.
    The surfacing of Iraqi militant organisation ISIS videos with Hindi, Tamil and Urdu subtitles on the net is widely noticed in the press.

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