Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Indian police officers kill 20 illegal loggers over sandalwood exports | South China Morning Post

Indian police officers kill 20 illegal loggers over sandalwood exports | South China Morning Post


The death of a 38 year old who was beaten  to death, in front of his two kids in road rage makes front page news in many papers. 'Scratch on car costs man his life' writes the Hindustan Times, while Mail Today calls the drunk killers "Butchers of Turkman gate''.

Taking an important step towards raising awareness about pollution, "PM launches national air quality index" is the Indian Express headline. "Government moves to clear the air" states the Hindu, adding "the index will provide data on level of pollutants in 10 cities across India".

The Hindustan Times reports that the 8th season of the IPL will kick off in Kolkata today, giving details about the matches to be played.

"Rajeev Shukla made IPL boss again" writes the Hindu, adding that Ravi Shastri and Ganguli would also be in the governing council.

The Tribune, the Asian Age, and the Hindu have a picture of the first indigenously built Scorpene Submarine, which will soon be inducted in the Indian Navy.

In a relief to divorced Muslim women, the Economic Times writes "All the Shah Banos get right to maintenance". The Supreme Court has said that right to maintenance of wife absolute.

Business dailies have given prominence to Jaitley defending tax notices to FII's. The Financial Express, quoting the Finance Minister, writes "legitimate demand not tax terrorism and India not a tax haven'.

The Hindustan Time and Asian Age have reported that Advani and Joshi were conspicuous by their absence at the 35th Foundation Day function of the BJP, probably because they were not sent an invite.

Freak weather, rain and hail have added to farmers woes-"30 farmers dead in 4 days as rain, hail hit north India" writes the Times of India on its front page.

"Valley in full bloom" is the caption of a beautiful picture of Srinagar's tulip garden, in the Asian Age. "Everything in tulip garden not rosy" says the Pioneer, as it report of 3 cops killed by terror bullets in Shopian.

And finally, the Hindu reports of a judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court who jumped into the Sukhna Lake to save a drowning girl. Well, that reaffirms our faith in goodness.

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