Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sydney hostage crisis ends, both Indians escape

Sydney hostage crisis ends, both Indians escape


The deal struck at the climate talks in the Peruvian capital Lima is highlighted in all the papers. "World climate deal reached, India satisfied" reports the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times describes it as a "lacklustre deal".
The fourth phase of polling in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections is prominently noticed in all the papers. "J&K turnout dips to 49%, BJP candidate slaps polling officer" reports the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer writes "At 49%, turnout lowest of all four phases in Kashmir".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio address in the "Mann ki Baat" series gets wide coverage. "Drugs are not cool, Modi tells youth" reports the Indian Express. The Pioneer writes "Modi links drug money to terror".
Most papers take note of the comments of the chief of the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team or SIT on black money. The Tribune reports him as saying "Make tax evasion a serious crime". The paper adds that at present it is just a civil offence under the Income Tax Act.
In a front page article, the Hindu draws attention to a World Bank Report which says that development policies become more effective when combined with insights into human behaviour".
The Hindustan Times gives out a rather chilling statistic about the violence women face at home. Citing statistics for Delhi, the paper writes "Harassed at home, over 79,000 women dialled 181".
Action has been taken against some Pakistan hockey players for their on-field conduct after their victory over India in the Champions Trophy. "FIH suspends 2 Pak players, pulls up another for obscene gestures" writes the Tribune.
The onset of severe chill in North India gets wide coverage with most papers carrying pictures of a snow draped Simla. "Snowfall in Simla, rain makes Delhi shiver" reports the Asian Age.
And finally, there is this story about a robber passing out as he was robbing an ATM machine. And do you know why? The Hindustan Times says he was inebriated.

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