Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sotloff beheading: Obama warning to Islamic State

Sotloff beheading: Obama warning to Islamic State

Photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi playing the traditional Japanese Taiko drums on the last day of his visit to Japan dominate the front pages of most papers. 'PM keeps music playing : no red tape, only red carpet for Japan', reports the Indian Express. Highlighting the growing closeness between the two countries, the Economic Times writes, 'India, Japan now bhai-bhai'.
The Supreme Court's decision to allow death row convicts to argue their review petitions in open court is prominently noticed in the press. 'Death row convicts get 30 minutes to argue review in open court', reports the Pioneer.
Revelations made in the Supreme Court that the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha had met persons being investigated by the agency for the 2G scam and other corruption cases at his official residence are keenly tracked in the press. '2G accused visited CBI chief house? Apex court to examine', writes the Indian Express. The Times of India observes, '2G : SC seeks CBI Chief's visitor's register'.
The papers highlight various observations on the NDA government completing 100 days in office. The Asian Age writes, 'After 100 days, PM's popularity still undimmed'. The Hindustan Times reports, 'On 100th day, Gadkari says, UPA's good schemes will continue'. Drawing attention to the Congress reaction, the Times of India writes, 'Modi's 100 days : Congress slams false dreams'.
The Supreme Court's order restraining the Bengal government from implementing a plan to sterilise elephants or any other wildlife to check its population is widely reported. 'SC to Bengal : Sterilising jumbos to check population is regressive', observes the Hindustan Times.
The Times of India, in a special story, reports that the Centre has cleared the name of Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India.

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