Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bad luck, bad journalism and cancer rates

Bad luck, bad journalism and cancer rates


The threat of a possible hijack of an Air India flight dominates the front pages. "Intel on Kandahar-style hijack bid sparks alert" is the lead in the Hindustan Times. The Tribune writes "Airports on high alert after AI hijack threat".
Political sparring over the changes made to the Land Acquisition Law of 2013 gets wide coverage. The Indian Express quotes the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying "Land law changes balance development and justice". The Hindu writes "New land law will render many homeless, says AAP".
The slapping of TMC MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee at a party rally is widely reported. "Youth slaps Mamata's nephew, almost lynched" writes the Statesman. The Hindustan Times observes "Mamata nephew slapped, Trinamool sees BJP hand".
The results of the civic elections in Chattisgarh are highlighted in many papers. "Shock defeat for BJP in Chattisgarh civic elections" notes the Indian Express.
All the papers take note of the 102nd session of the Indian Science Congress hosted by the University of Mumbai. The Times of India writes on its front page "Heard at science meet : Ancient Indian planes flew to planets". Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's endorsement of Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan's remarks at the Science Congress that Algebra and the Pythagoras' theorem originated in India is widely noticed.
In a special front page story, the Hindustan Times cites preliminary data from the Socio-Economic and Caste or SEC census to report "27% people in urban areas are poor, finds SEC census".
The Pioneer informs us in a front page article that online retailers like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal are set to face showcause notices for evading Value Added Tax.
And finally, For the first time in the country an industrialist will be honured in a special way reports the Indian Express as it writes "In a first, Modi govt orders coins to honour Jamsetji Tata".

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