Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jammu flood tolls climbs up to 160, Rajnath assures help

Jammu flood tolls climbs up to 160, Rajnath assures help


Most newspapers have reported Narendra Modi's address to the students across the country on Teachers Day yesterday. The Times  of India says for lakhs of children across India, it was the Prime Minister's long-distance Pathshala. Hindustan Times writes  that hundreds of madrasa students in Lucknow listened to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Teachers’ Day speech with rapt  attention, sometimes noisily cheering the proceedings that they watched on television sets installed especially for the  event.
The Hindu reports that a day after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the terror outfit’s plans to put the Indian  subcontinent on its radar, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband on Friday condemned the move, asserting that Indian Muslims  would never be convinced by un-Islamic and false arguments of organisations such as the al-Qaeda.
The Pioneer writes that Bollywood star Salman Khan faced some tough questioning in the Supreme Court over a decision of the Rajasthan High Court to stay his conviction in the 1998 black buck poaching case, with SC saying, "You may have good case for suspension of sentence but not for conviction".
"India Adds a Bucketload to Global Equity Wealth Pool" - under that headline, The Economic Times reports that India has  become a dominant force when it comes to building global equity wealth.This year as the global market cap hit $66 trillion,  it did so with the help of the tailwind generated by a strong domestic market performance.
And finally, a new research has indicated that not only are ants just masters of weathering ­ the act of turning rocks to  sand ­ but that they may also be very good when it comes to absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide. “Ants diversified and  multiplied over the same time period that atmospheric CO2 declined from the hot climate of the dinosaurs into the ice age of  the last few million years, reports The Times of India.

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