Thursday, October 9, 2014

Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes


    The massive Indian army retaliation at the border in response to ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Odisha and  Andhra bracing for  cyclone Hudhud, and election news and rally talk by political leaders for the upcoming Haryana and Maharashtra elections are front page stories in most papers.
    Referring to the firing at the Border, The Times of India writes "India rules out talks till Pak guns fall silent on Border", while the Hindu writes "Border still tense: PM says all will be fine soon".
    In the poll run up, "MNS' Raj hints he might join hands with Uddhav" says the Asian Age while the Mail Today headlines, "Rahul Joins Maha-battle : Targets Modi with vigour but calls him opposition leader".
    In disappointing news on the quality of higher education in the country, the Tribune writes that as many as 95 per cent teaching aspirants have flunked the all India Central Teacher Eligibility Test, meant to assess their knowledge and instruction abilities.
    The Pioneer reports that with the ambitious aim of increasing coastal trade with neigbhours, the first Cargo vessel was flagged off from Chennai to Yangon on Tuesday. In the second stage, similar trade routes are planned to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand.
    "Common Exams for central Varsities likely", says The Hindu adding that Universities may also get a common syllabus and a central ranking system. The paper writes that these proposals are part of the recommendations that may soon be made to the  Human resoursce Development Ministry by seven Central university Vice Chancellors, who met in Delhi University recently.
    And finally, are gadgets overtaking over lives? - The Times of India writes "Its official : the world has more mobiles than people - its the fastest growing man made phenomeon ever - from 0 to 7.2 billion in 30 years.

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