Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pakistan mourns after Taliban Peshawar school massacre

Pakistan mourns after Taliban Peshawar school massacre


The chilling terror attack in Pakistan is the obvious lead in all papers today.
"Children pay for Taliban Blood lust" is how the Mail Today terms it. "Child-killers" screams the Indian Express headline, adding, "Modi calls Sharif, lends a shoulder", in their first conversation since the SAARC summit.
"Modi calls for 2-minute silence in schools" as a mark of respect, says the Times of India, while the Asian Age reports "Delhi schools on alert after Pak attack". The paper also states, "Government plans new hostage policy". The Hindustan Times and the Hindu quote Home Minister Rajnath Singh as saying, Islamic State terror group has been banned in India.
On the controversy over religious conversions, the Asian Age reports, "Modi warns MPs: Don't cross limit". The Pioneer writes "Watch your tongue, focus on governance: PM to BJP MPs".
"Organise Good Governance Day before winter break" the Hindu quotes a revised circular sent by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to educational institutions.
"Coalgate back to haunt Manmohan"; "Court directs CBI to examine ex-PM", reports the Pioneer, in a story noticed prominently by most papers.
The Times of India also covers, it as "CBI questions P. Chidambaram on Aircel-Maxis deal".
"Falling rouble and oil roil stock, currency markets" writes the Financial Express. The Economic Times says "Achhe Din Vanish from Dalal street, Sensex just Tanks".
"50 flights late, 9 diverted due to fog" reports the Times of India, in winter woes for flyers at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
And finally, on the second anniversary of the Nirbhaya rape case, The Asian Age informs "DTC seeks 103 crore rupees for CCTV cameras in buses".

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