Thursday, September 18, 2014

Miles in Gujarat, Inches in Ladakh (Xi Jinping)


    The Chinese President visit to India and introspection after the by-boll results dominate headlines in papers today.

    "Modi, Xi mix business and leisure" leads the Hindu. The paper also reports the Chinese President will announce the opening of a new and more convenient route for pilgrims to Mansarover and Mount Kailash via Sikkim. "Chinese troops in face off with Indian Army at three places" writes the Mail Today, under the headline "Miles in Gujarat, Inches in Ladakh".

    "Shah shrugs off loss, says rivals have grown wings" states the Hindustan Times, of the BJP party president brushing aside the setback to the BJP in the bypolls. "Did BJP pay a price for sidelining Varun, Uma?" asks the Asian Age. The Times of India writes "Varun Lao, UP bachao, says Maneka, though in half-jest".

    In a shocking revelation, the Pioneer quotes former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai as saying "UPA unleashed CBI to 'break me" dragging him into a preliminary inquiry to put pressure on him.

    "Assam ex-DGP, accused in Saradha scam, shoots self" reports the Times of India. The Hindustan Times writes Shankar Baruah shot himself minutes after being discharged from a local hospital.

    "To push Make in India, govt. reaches out to private sector, hires ex-Mckinsey  chief" as chief of Quality Council of India, in the first major lateral hire by the NDA government, reports the Indian Express.

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