Thursday, February 19, 2015

Coast Guard officer's claim of blowing up Pak terror boat embarrasses govt | Zee News

Coast Guard officer's claim of blowing up Pak terror boat embarrasses govt | Zee News


The Prime Ministers address at a gathering of the Syro-Malabar Catholic church to celebrate the canonization of two Indians dominates the front pages of all the papers. "Modi finally breaks silence, says wont allow religious intolerance" reports the Times of India. The Pioneer quotes Mr Modi as saying "Will ensure freedom of faith".

In a special story on its front page regarding the blowing up of a suspicious Pakistani boat in December 2014, the Indian Express quotes a Coast Guard DIG as saying "I told at night, blow the Pak boat off, we don't want to serve them biryani". This contradicts the government position that the crew of the suspicious boat had set it on fire.

In a front page exclusive, the Mail Today reports "Govt firewalls mantris and babus from coal heat". Elaborating on this the paper writes that clause 28 incorporated in Chapter 6 of the coal ordinance offers immunity to ministers and bureaucrats against legal proceedings for any action taken in good faith.

The Supreme Court's direction to the government regarding suspension procedures of employees is widely noticed. "Don't suspend any employee for over 3 months: SC to govt", reports the Tribune adding that an employee can only be kept under suspension for longer if a charge sheet has been served.

With the Supreme Court moving to frame guidelines  regulating government advertisements in newspapers, the Mail Today highlights the governments position on the issue in its headline "Court can’t regulate govt ads in dailies".

The Indian Express highlights RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's snub to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj who had urged Hindu women to produce 4 babies as it quotes him as saying "Our mothers are not baby factories".

In international news, the graffiti style hate speech spray painted on the walls of a Hindu temple in Washington state in the United States is widely reported in the press.

All the papers take note of a very interesting auction that is to take place. The Hindustan Times reports "PMs gifts to be auctioned for Ganga mission". The Times of India highlights an interesting item in the list as it reports "Modi's pinstripe suit to be auctioned for charity".

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