Friday, October 31, 2014

Narendra Modi shuns Indira Gandhi event even as President attends

Narendra Modi shuns Indira Gandhi event even as President attends


The 1984 riot victims to get Rs. 5 lakh compensation, sena to stay away from Maharashtra CM oath ceremony, government bans first class travel by top bureaucrats and Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama-Masjid inviting Sharif and not Modi are some of the front page stories in most papers.
Kin of anti Sikh riot victims to get Rs. 5 lakh compensation", writes the Tribune adding that "30 years on, centre announces additional relief for familes of 3,325 killed."
Refering to the government's austerity drive, the Asian Age writes "Govt bans first class travel for top babus' adding that it includes 10% non-plan spending cut, no 5 star hotel meetings or purchase  of new cars. The Hindustan Times headlines 'Govt  cuts costs: no 5 star meetings, first class travel".
 "Sena may play spoil sport on Fadnavis' special day"  stats The Pioneer, while the Asian age writes 'sena to  boycott Maharashtra CM oath". The paper quotes the BJP as saying that " no Shiv Sena leader to be part of govt."
"Eyebrows go up as Bukhari invites Sharif, snubs Modi" on the anointment of ceremony  of the naib imam, headlines the Times of India. While the Statesman writes 'Shahi Imam invites Sharif not Modi".
"Sangh honchos want revamp in education system, 'headlines the Mail today. The paper wirtes that senior leaders  of the RSS met HRD minister Smriti Irani on Thursday. Ramdev seeks new national school board.
In Some good news on inflation front, the economic times reports that diesel may fall 11% in two weeks, onion has dropped to Rs. 20 a kilo, Tomato is also down to Rs. 20 a kilo, cooking oil is cheaper, and the outlook for the vegetable prices is encouraging.
'Behind bloodshed in Bengal, restive Muslims moving from Trinamool Congress to BJP' headlines the Indian express.
A draft Medical Termination of pregnancy(Amendment) Bill 2014 was put up on health Ministry's website which says pregnancy can be terminated up to 24 weeks from the present 20 weeks.
 And finaly there will soon be driverless cars that are affordable. The Times of India writes that Australian researchers claim that this will be made possible by a new "eyes and ears" technology developed in Curtin University in Perth. 

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