Sunday, May 31, 2015

PM Narendra Modi hits out at Congress, says suit-boot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase

PM Narendra Modi hits out at Congress, says suit-boot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase


Different Newspapers carry different stories on their front pages today.

"Economy grows 7.3 percent in financial year 15, industry beats expectations, agriculture grows only 0.2 percent" is the Business Standard headline.

The Financial Express quotes that GDP growth comes in at 7.5 percent in last quarter.

"Don't delay appeal, Karnataka told" is the Hindu headline pointing to the Karnataka Advocate General's saying it is incumbent upon the state to appeal against High Court's acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha in disproportionate assets case.

"Government committed to One Rank-One Pension, there is no doubt about it" is the Tribune headlines quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an exclusive interview with its editor in Chief.

The Hindustan Times reports of having found the whereabout of Sohan Lal Valmiki, the ward boy who had molested and strangulated nurse Aruna Shanbaug, 42 years ago. He works with NTPC - Parpa village, 60 km from Ghaziabad. The Indian Express even carries his pictures on the front page.

The Hindu also reports of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry appointing the Information services   Officer Veena Jain as DG of Doordarshan News.

'The Asian Age reports of a string of financial bunglings by officials of the state government during the Uttarakhand tragedy last year' as they supervised the operations, according to an RTI report "Babus ate Mutton as people starved" is the headline.

Most newspapers have also reported the government's insistence on Food Safety and Standard Authority of India , FSSAI to look into the global giant Nestle's Maggi brand of Noodles for its extremely high levels of Lead and Monosodium Glutamate.

In the scripps National Spelling Bee competition in America, 2 Indian American children have yet again won the trophy. Indian Americans have won 14 of the 18 contests so far reprots the Business Line.

And finally, the Economic Times reports how now magic shows- will be used to spread message OF cleanliness Beti Bachao andolan in the country's village starting with Delhi UP and Haryana.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Smriti backs IIT-Madras action against student group, protests erupt

Smriti backs IIT-Madras action against student group, protests erupt


The ongoing Centre - Kejriwal turf war set to play out in courts is  covered extensively in the papers. Hindustan Times writes, The Centre is likely to request the apex court to set aside the high courts findings on the powers of the Delhi Government's Ant-Corruption Branch.

"India's prestige up, PM a world leader" writes the Indian Express. Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj said this at a press meeting at Dehra Dun,  underling especially  the rescue of Indians from Yemen, along with citizen of over 40 countries.

"A day after Modi meets Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi calls it paathshala", headlines the Economic Times.

"Homes torched, 150 Muslims seek shelter at a Haryana Police station", reports the Indian Express. The Police station is the only shelter for  these residents of Atali, a village in Ballabhgarh roiled by communal violence in a five year dispute over the construction of a mosque adjacent to a temple.  

The Hindu reports that India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world, about 194 million, surpassing China, according to a UN annual Hunger report.

The Indian Express writes that breast cancer has replaced cervical cancer as the leading cause of cancer death's among women in India, while deaths due to lung cancer topped the list for men, according to a new study.

The Hindu reports about an 18 year old girl Monika More who came out with flying colours in class 12th examination after loosing her arms in a railways accident last year.

The Hindustan Times reports about Leander Paes's 700th doubles match victory which he achieved in the first round of French Open on Wednesday.

And finally, The Indian Railways will soon unveil 'Vikalp' trains reports, which would be duplicates of popular trains to cater to the needs of wait - listed passengers.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi's pet 'Make in India' scheme, says a 'zero' will come out of it

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi's pet 'Make in India' scheme, says a 'zero' will come out of it


    The trading of charges between the BJP and the Congress in the backdrop of the completion of the first year in office of the NDA government dominates the front pages. The Hindustan Times quotes Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling news agency PTI "Sonia extra-constitutional power in UPA years". The Pioneer writes that while defending himself against charges of corruption, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attacked the present government saying "Institutions of democracy threatened."

    The press has evinced keen interest in the meeting between Mr Modi and Mr Manmohan Singh last evening. The Hindu writes "Modi invites Manmohan to talk economics".

    The  Center has filed an appeal against the Delhi High Court order allowing the Delhi Government's Anti Corruption Branch to probe graft cases against central government employees in the Supreme Court. "Center in SC against High Court order, says wasnt heard" reports the Times of India.

    Most papers report that there is relief for the NGO Greenpeace whose bank accounts were frozen by the central government. "Delhi High Court allows Greenpeace to operate 2 domestic accounts" reports the Indian Express.

    In a special front page story, "Newspapers only on paper, make a killing from govt. ads ", the Hindu points to the possibility of a well oiled machinery of political patronage and bribes involving the Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity or DAVP.

    Most papers notice the ordeals of a young Muslim girl in Mumbai. "Woman told to vacate flat for being a Muslim" reports the Mail Today. The Times of India, cites a report by the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization to report "Dubious distinction : India leads world hunger list ; At 195 million ,it beats China".

    And finally, in what is clearly a sign of growing societal acceptance of the transgender community, the Hindustan Times writes "West Bengal college gets India's first transgender head".

Osmania varsity students bristle as KCR eyes campus land | Business Line

Osmania varsity students bristle as KCR eyes campus land | Business Line


Newspapers today cover the Modi government's first anniversary, the continuing Delhi Government- LG row, the blistering heat wave and disclosure of more Swiss account holders from India.

"Direct messages from Modi as NDA casts a wide Web on first anniversary" is the Hindustan Times headline. The paper adds, "Congress responds with booklet, 12-minute video". The Hindu writes, "Amid publicity blitz, BJP thinks loud on core issues."

The Times of India informs " Special session sets stage for Round 2 of CM-LG slugfest; Resolution to seek President's Intervention". The Asian Age reports, "BJP MLA's join AAP full-statehood call".

The Pioneer says "India Meteorological Department issues 'red box' warning as India boils" referring to high chances of heat stroke, dehydration and fatality. Hindustan Times reports "Outstation patients are worst-hit in the Capital heat ". Giving some hope, the Times of India states "Fiery heat for six more days but major rain relief on way".

The Hindustan Times reports, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has stressed that Swedish Bofors guns were of good quality but declined to comment on President Pranab Mukherjee's remarks that no scandal had been established in their acquisition.

"Yash Birla in fresh list of Indian bank account holders disclosed by Swiss" is the lead in the Times of India. The Economic Times notes, "Lead Realtor Ponty Chadha's son-in-law also on list".

The Indian Express takes note of the PMO giving directions to "act on graft complaints against officials within 60 days".

"High-rise revolution set to give Delhi lakhs of homes" is the lead in the Hindustan Times. The paper says, in good news for Delhi home buyers, 25 lakh new homes may come up within city limits in the next few years.

And finally, The Hindustan Times notes, Delhi government plans low-fare taxi service to improve public transport in the city and provide last-mile connectivity to metro and bus commuters.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Era of tax haven over; no longer safe to keep assets abroad illegally: FM Arun Jaitley - The Economic Times

Era of tax haven over; no longer safe to keep assets abroad illegally: FM Arun Jaitley - The Economic Times


The Times of India rates Modi's first year as "With 77.5 %, Modi government gets distinction". The Business line survey finds 87% Indians happy with Modi's first year. " One year on, Prime Minister commits his next four to uplift of poor" writes the Economic Times, adding "Thumbs-up for Modi".

The Asian Age writes the people of Maharashtra view that "Achchhe din only if government assures power and water."

The Delhi High court ruling in the bitter power tussle in Delhi finds top mention in the newspapers this morning."High court says anti graft panel can probe central officers" headlines the Hindustan Times."AAP Government gains the upper hand" writes the Pioneer."Kejriwal Government transfers 9 babus in a day" is the front page headline in the Mail Today.

The Times of India quotes the President Pranab Mukherjee as saying "Bofors was a media trial. No Indian Court has established there was a scandal."

In an exclusive the paper quotes the Ex-TRAI Chief Pradeep Baijal as saying "UPA ruined by reputation in2G case to divert graft charges against government.

The Hindustan Times in special report writes that the Defence Ministry has cleared two crucial deals worth more than 3.1 billion to equip the Indian Air Force with US-built attack and heavy-lift helicopters. Plans to buy 15 Chinook and 22 Apache Copters.

And finally, The Asian Age reports that researchers in Iceland have developed next generation of bionic legs that can be controlled by a person's thoughts alone.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Switzerland begins naming Indians, foreigners being probed at home for tax evasion

Switzerland begins naming Indians, foreigners being probed at home for tax evasion


The intense heatwave scorching several parts of the country grabs front page attention. "500 die across India as heat wave sets in" reports the Hindustan Times. The Times of India highlights the dire situation in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as it writes "Killer heat claims 165 more lives in AP, Telangana".

With the AAP government convening a two day special session of the Delhi Assembly starting Tuesday to discuss the Home Ministry notification on appointments of bureaucrats, the Times of India writes "President may step in if House rejects Ministry of Home Affairs notification". Most papers also take note of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's criticism of the BJP over the statehood issue. "The Hindu reports him as saying "BJP making U turn on full statehood to Delhi".

The controversy over Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remark about neutralising terrorists using terrorists is keenly tracked in the press. Drawing attention to the Union Home Minister's stand on the issue, the Hindustan Times writes "Rajnath backs Parrikar on terror". Highlighting the reaction in Jammu and Kashmir, the Tribune says "PDP joins opposition to blast Parrikar".    

All the papers take note of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdulla's comments on the hanging of Afzal Guru. The Asian Age quotes him as saying "UPA government hanged Afzal Guru for political reasons".  

And finally, in what was a rare operation, the skull of a British man was reattached to his spine after it was ripped apart in a car crash. And this operation was performed by a surgeon of Indian origin. The Times of India aptly sums it up as it writes "Headless man breathes again".

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mumbai Indians outplay Chennai Super Kings in final to lift IPL trophy at Eden

Mumbai Indians outplay Chennai Super Kings in final to lift IPL trophy at Eden


'The Iron Lady,' J Jayalalitha making a grand come-back as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 5th time, is noticed prominently in today's Press. The Sunday Statesman writes, In an elegant but simple ceremony, held at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium, AIADMK supremo Ms J Jayalalitha was sworn in as Chief Minister by governor K Rosaiah, along with 28 of her Cabinet colleagues.

The Asian Age reports - At a press conference to mark the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the last year has restored the credibility, dignity and stature of the post of Prime Minister, which, previously was reduced, by the setting up of a power centre outside the Government.

In the ongoing tussle between the Lt. Governor of Delhi and the Delhi Goverment, The Sunday Express writes that Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet is calling for an emergency session of the Assembly on May 26th and 27th. The Hindu reports that the dispute over the Anti-Corruption Branch is likely to intensify as the Lt. Governor may take it over from the control of Arvind Kejriwal.

Mail Today reports that former Defence Minister A.K.Antony broke his silence and attacked Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for compromising on National security and questioned the high profile Rafale fighter jets deal.

Quoting Rahul Gandhi the Tribune writes "Implement OROP or Face Stir". He has warned the Centre of an agitation if it fails to ensure early implementation of the one-rank, one-pension scheme for ex-servicemen.

"Heatwave sweeps across country, claims 335 lives", is the top Times of India headline. Even hill stations like Mussoorie which is over 6,500 feet above sea level, was sweltering at 36 degrees Celsius, and whats more, the MET department has warned that its going to get hotter.

"Pakistan Cricket Board wants India to be its home ground," from where it can host all its International Series, is the lead headline in Hindustan Times. Currently Pakistan hosts such series in the UAE - because teams are still wary of traveling to  Pakistan, following the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team, in 2009.

And finally, The Hindu informs us that commuters taking the Delhi Metro no longer need to stash away chocolate  wrappers in their pockets or wonder where to throw that empty plastic bottle, as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has finally decided to install dustbins on its premises.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BJP restored credibility of Prime Minister's office: Arun Jaitley : India, News - India Today

BJP restored credibility of Prime Minister's office: Arun Jaitley : India, News - India Today


Jayalalitha to be sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM today, the centre backing Najeeb Jung in the ongoing LG-CM tussle, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that the economy is now on track for double digit growth are the front page stories today.

'Amma returns, swearing in today' is an Indian Express headline, 'First public appearance in 217 days, AIADMK chief meets governor after O. Panneerselvam resigns', writes the Hindu.

Arun Jaitley's press conference yesterday has been widely covered by the press. ' GST and land bills priorities for the year ahead', writes the Business Standard, quoting the Finance Minister.

'Centre lets Jung prevail, Kejri angry', says the Tribune, adding that the home Ministry says, LG may consult CM at his discretion on IAS, IPS transfers and land issues', 'Sorry your writ does'nt run over officers - Center to Kejri', is the Times Of India headline.

What happens after a mass failure of class 9th students of different government schools across Delhi? Obviously, role reversal. The Hindu reports on its front page of the governments decision for all teachers to clear a test. The paper aptly calls it 'testing time for teachers'.

The Indian Express reports that vis-a-vis unemployment rate in the country, Lucknow tops the list for men and Patna for women.

'Panel probe charge against Pachauri recommends disciplinary action, wants pay docked', reports the Economic Times, about the former TERI Chief.

History and heritage lovers in the capital are disappointed. The Asian Age and the Statesman report that Delhi is out of the world heritage city race.

And finally, staying in Shimla and planing to buy a vehicle? Well, think twice, because the Tribune writes, 'Show parking space to own car in Shimla - Himachal Pradesh High Court'.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BJP’s volte-face on full statehood for Delhi

BJP’s volte-face on full statehood for Delhi - The Hindu


The tussle between the Chief Minister and the Lt. Governor of Delhi, the landing of Mirage 2000 aircraft on Yamuna Express way near Mathura with a picture, Delhi and neighboring states agreeing on a uniform tax rate are some of the stories dominating the News Papers today.

"RBI wins battle to keep debt management role" is the Hindu headline - New body will have limited functionality says the report.

"SC ban or not, illegal mining continues apace in Aravallis" is the Hindustan Times headline. A 50 feet deep lake for recharging water in Gurgaon's Raisina has dried up as 200-300 trucks transport stones each day and 2 villages depend on the illegal mining for income.

Mail Today reports how consumer forums have had complaints about Maggi Noodles manufactured by Nestle in India from bugs and rubber bands to fungus and foul smell have been found. Now it is accused of a very high lead and Mono Sodium glutamate content considered highly toxic for human beings.

The Indian Express reports that in an effort to integrate formal education with skill training, the government is working on imparting skills from class IX on wards in at least 25% of all schools in the country.

The Pioneer reports that the DCI - Dental Council of India has asked dental colleges to adopt at least 4 villages and take care of oral hygeine Currently 95 percent of the population suffers from gum disease according to a survey and only 2 percent dentists are available for 72 percent of the rural population.

And finally, The Asian Age carries a picture of a statue of Lachit Bor-Phukan, which is all set to be installed in Brahmaputra river in Guwahati. Lachit was a commander in the Ahom Kingdom in 1671 and known for his leadership in thwarting the Mughal forces attempt to conquer the kingdom.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Red Sanders killings: Burn scars, bloodless wounds and many question marks | The Indian Express

Red Sanders killings: Burn scars, bloodless wounds and many question marks | The Indian Express


Newspapers today present a mixed bag, with most papers covering the Delhi Government- LG row prominently.

The Hindustan Times headlines,  " Jung returns Kejriwal fire", while the Pioneer writes "Jung escalates war of nerves."

Papers report of a number of proposed new laws. "Littering, defacement to be made an offence with on-the -spot fines" is the Indian Express lead, reporting of a Bill to be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament.

The Asian Age reports, by the end of this year, the Modi Government is likely to have a proposed Centralised Monitoring system to end illegal phone tapping and allow state agencies direct access to call intercepts.

The Hindustan Times reports, leaders of political parties may have to think twice before calling a street protest or bandh as they may end up in jail if the protest turns violent, under proposed amendments by the Home Ministry to the Prevention of Destruction to Public Property Act.

The Pioneer says, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is planning a 1000-km Char Dham Yatra project to connect four holy towns with national highways.

 The Times of India reports, spinning a surprise, Yoga guru "Ramdev lauds Rahul, calls Modi's Ministers arrogant".

Papers report of the United States releasing documents seized from Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan's Abbotabad. Hindustan Times reports of references to India as a top al Qaeda target along with US and Israel. The Pioneer notes, the documents reveal Obama's India trip in November 2010 got Pakistan to rein in Qaeda. The Indian Express reveals, Osama received multiple payments from an individual he identified as "the Indian Brother in Medinah".

The Times of India informs, underground tunnelling work for the Central Secretariat-Kashmere gate line of the Delhi Metro has led to the partial collapse of a 113-year-old heritage building at Kashmere gate.

And finally, take the ITO subway to earn a reward, if you get lucky, as the Delhi Traffic Police have initiated a drive to inculcate the habit of using subways among pedestrians to cross intersections, reports the Mail Today.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shashi Tharoor calls media 'liars and scum' when asked about Sunanda murder probe

Shashi Tharoor calls media 'liars and scum' when asked about Sunanda murder probe


    The ongoing tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal and lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is covered prominently by the papers today. "Delhi Mess gets messier" headlines the Mail Today, adding " top babus on leave rush to escape heat of Kejri-Jung tussle". "Delhi row at Pranab door" writes the Hindustan Times.
    Writing on Modi's South Korea visit, The Asian Age quotes Modi as saying "Asia must rise as one, not have two faces". While the Pioneer quotes the Prime Minister as saying " Country's progress will help make the Asian dream a reality". "Modi woos S Korean business, ends tour" writes the Statesman.
    Commenting on the Vashisht case, The Indian Express headlines "10 days before they shot Vashisht, police told court no complaint, no FIR against him".The paper also writes that "Vashisht sought anticipatory bail from Delhi Court, said he feared arrest by Special cell in some false, concocted cases".
    The Financial Express reports that come June 1st, service tax will go up from an effective 12.36 percent now to 14 percent as the government on Monday announced the start date for the hike proposed in the Budget.
    The Times of India on its front page quotes the BJP President as saying " No land will be acquired to favour corporates". Also adding that "Errant Hindutva Hotheads will be dealt with".
    "RSS to tone down public criticism," of the government and the Bhartiya Janta Party writes The Hindu. The paper also notes that RSS will support government on the Land Acquisition Bill.
    Writing on the Bangalore IAS officer DK Ravi's death, the Indian Express " writes CBI probe shows Ravi ventured into real estate business, made unsuccessful start".
    "After Mars, ISRO aims for Venus probe in 2-3 years" states the Asian Age. The paper also adds that a top French astrophysicist will be working with ISRO team.
    And finally, The Hindu reports that a couple in a Bihar village who married outside their caste have been asked to pay Rs. 50,000 or leave the village, calling it " Love marriage tax".

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Telangana govt keen to make Hyderabad world class city: K Chandrasekhar Rao | Zee News

Telangana govt keen to make Hyderabad world class city: K Chandrasekhar Rao | Zee News


The tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over bureaucratic appointments dominates the front pages of most papers. "CM-LG's jung escalates; AAP government locks Principal Secretary out of his office" reports the Pioneer. On the possible consequences of this stand off, the Financial Express says that an 11,000 crore rupee loan by the Power Finance Corporation to the two Reliance Infrastructure discoms in the capital could be jeopardised.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to South Korea is prominently noticed. "Seoul ready with 10 billion dollars for infra stimulus" writes the Tribune. The Times of India states "Seoul backs India on Nuclear Suppliers Group membership".

The death of Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse, who lay in a coma for 42 years after she was sexually assaulted and choked by a ward boy is widely noticed. The Hindustan Times observes "Face of Euthanasia debate in India dies". Highlighting the great care with which she was looked after by nurses at the KEM hospital in Mumbai, the Times of India writes "Aruna did not get a single bed sore in her 42 years at the hospital".

The Indian Express in its investigative story on the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police on April 7 reports that cellphone records of 4 of those killed blow holes in the police version. The paper writes that the cellphone records show that these 4 were not at the site of the killings as mentioned in the FIRs.

The Clean Ganga mission is in the news. The Hindustan Times reports "government wants corporates, NRIs to adopt clean Ganga projects".

And finally, the Class 12 ISC and Class 10 ICSE results are out and the papers take note of some interesting facts. "Girls beat boys in ISC, ICSE results" writes the Asian Age. The Times of India informs "ISC topper scores 399 out of 400".

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

▶ No 'Mercy' For Aruna Shanbaug: Is India Ready For Euthanasia?

▶ No 'Mercy' For Aruna Shanbaug: Is India Ready For Euthanasia?


The Prime Minister striking a chord in Mongolia during his just-concluded visit, and, the flash point between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt. Governor of Delhi, are the two major stories in the Press this morning.

The top headline in The Asian Age reads, "Prime Minister makes history in Mongolia, gives 1 billion US dollars : Defence, civil nuclear ties to be upgraded". And, The Hindu writes "Kejriwal ups ante against Lt. Governor Jung, vows to keep tabs on acting Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin".

Hindustan Times writes "Rijiju enters fray, says AAP insulting people from the North East".

In an interview with PTI Finance Minister Arun Jailtley has said that making Taxation more reasonable and improving Ease of Doing Business will be among his top priorities. He will also strive to eliminate discretions and maintain speed of reforms, reports The Times of India.

The Pioneer writes that India-US Defense ties are expected to see a major fillip, with Washington ready to collaborate with New Delhi in joint designing and manufacture of frontline weapon systems, including fighter jet engines and aircraft carriers, giving a boost to the Make in India policy.

Papers are replete with photographs of a relaxed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his stay in Mongolia. Dressed in traditional Mongolian dress, playing the musical instrument called Yochin, he is also seen wielding a traditional bow and arrow.

And finally, The Times of India writes that 'A dog is a man's best friend', is an old cliche', but the attachment could be much closer, as a dog may be as miserable and listless as its owner, and equally given in to depression and mood swings.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Woman alleges kidnap, gangrape by five men in south Delhi's Khanpur

Woman alleges kidnap, gangrape by five men in south Delhi's Khanpur


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with some leading Chinese CEOs in Shanghai gets top billing in the papers. "Come feel winds of change : Modi to Chinese investors" reports the Tribune. Drawing attention to Mr Modi's speech at Shanghai's Fudan University, the Hindustan Times reports him as saying "Gandhi's philosophy can help fight terrorism".

The confrontation between the AAP government in Delhi and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is keenly tracked in the press. With Jung concealing a government order removing the Principal Secretary (Services) from his post, the Times of India writes in its front page lead "Kejri strips babu of power, Jung declares his order void". The Pioneer highlights the Delhi government's reaction in its caption "BJP using Jung to overthrow AAP".

A teacher landed himself in trouble for not being able to write a simple essay report the papers. "J&K teacher fails to write essay on cow, High Court orders FIR" states the Tribune.

The appointment of IAS officer D K Bhalla as Secretary in the Lok Sabha secretariat and Sumit Singh as Executive Director, Marketing and Promotion in the Lok Sabha TV comes under press scrutiny. "Officials allege nepotism, say choice violates panel norms" reports the Times of India.

The death sentence awarded to ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 100 other people is noticed by all the papers. "Morsi sentenced to death, 3 judges shot" informs the Statesman.

And finally... here's news of a very unique wedding gift. A bride's parents gifted her a prefabricated toilet with a water closet, a wash basin and a mirror as the bridegrooms family did not have one at home. The Pioneer remarks "Maharashtra bride flush with pride over prefab toilet gift".

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death - Yahoo News

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death - Yahoo News:

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's China visit dominates the front page of almost all papers. 'Modi asks China to reconsider stand on issues that strain ties' is the Hindustan Times headline. The Hindustan Times, Asian Age and the Tribune show the Prime Minister, clicking a selfie with the Chinese Prime Minister. The Asian Age calls it the 'most powerful selfie'. "Its the year of India in China says Modi", writes the Hindustan Times.

The Indian Express reports that the Prime Minister wowed Chinese students by speaking to them in Mandarin. The Hindu quotes Anadiben Patel, who is accompanying the Prime Minister as saying "states will seek bigger role in foreign policy".

AIADMK calls legislators meet" writes the Hindu, of Jayalalithaa, paving the way for her return as CM. The paper adds that the Karnataka government is likely to file an appeal against her acquittal.

The tussle between the L.G and Kejriwal figures in most dailies. 'LG, Kejriwal at loggerheads" says the Statesman.

"Shakuntala Gamlin appointed acting Chief Secretary by LG despite AAP govenment's reservations" writes the Asian Age.

Mail Today shows Rahul Gandhi during his padyatra for farmer issues in Telangana. Indian Express reports that he blames the NDA government at Centre and TRS government in Telangana for neglecting farmers.

The Financial Express reports of the government telling the Supreme Court that the Aadhar Card is a must to plug leakages in schemes.

Most papers have reported of a hike in Petrol and Diesel prices.

So what if you can't drive. The Economic Times says "Googles self driving cars ready to hit California roads".

Saturday, May 16, 2015

India, China to Sign Pacts Worth About $10 Billion Today

India, China to Sign Pacts Worth About $10 Billion Today


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's China visit dominates front page headlines. On his talks with the Chinese President, the Pioneer writes "Xi, Modi talk trust, visas, trade deficit".The Times of India carries a picture of Prime Minister Modi pointing a finger at a Terracota soldier in the Terracota Warriors Museum in Xian, with the caption "Don't cross the border, okay?". Highlighting a sour note on the first day of Mr Modi's visit, the Hindustan Times states "Wrong India map aired on China TV".

The Supreme Court imposing a stay on the Delhi government circular that threatens critics with criminal defamation cases gets wide coverage. "SC foils AAP Govt's attempt to gag media" says the Pioneer.

With some laws passed by the Lok Sabha getting stuck in the Rajya Sabha, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks on the functioning of the Rajya Sabha are keenly tracked in the press. The Hindu quotes him as saying "Rajya Sabha obstructioninst, a test for democracy". The Indian Express reports him as asking the question "Can unelected Rajya Sabha question elected Lok Sabha?".

The question of freedom of speech in a case in the Supreme Court  involving an allegedly obscene poem written on Mahatma Gandhi is widely noticed. "SC refuses to quash charges against editor for 'vulgar' poem on Gandhi" reports the Hindustan Times. The Asian Age quotes the apex court as saying "Artistic freedom not absolute".

The Times of India cites a World Economic forum report to state "India's ranks 100th on human capital index". The paper adds Finland topped the 124 nation list.

Friday, May 15, 2015

All 39 Indian hostages held by ISIS alive: Sushma Swaraj

All 39 Indian hostages held by ISIS alive: Sushma Swaraj


    The Karachi bus attack is covered prominently by all newspapers today."43 from Shia sect killed in Karachi bus",is the headline in the Indian Express.The paper adds "Islamic State claims responsibility for attacks on Ismailis". "Massacre in Karachi" headlines the Statesman.
    Most papers take note of Modi's China visit.The Asian Age quotes Modi as saying "China visit a "milestone" ".The paper also quotes Beijing as saying "Border row can't be resolved overnight".While the Hindu writes that "cultural parks planned to lift Hindi Chini Bhai spirit","they will be set up in Beijing and Bengaluru ".
    All papers write about the Supreme  court's ruling that government advertisements both at the Centre and the State will from now on carry images of the Prime Minister, President and Chief Justice of India and No other personality.
    Writing the Vadra's land deals the Statesmen writes "Vadra's Haryana land deal to be probed". While the Tribune writes, "SC ex-judge to probe Vadra, other land deals in Haryana".
    "Government puts child labour to rest", is the top headline in the Pioneer. The papers adds that "Amendment to CLPR Act bans employment of children below 14 years in any job". "Law to change kids can work in certain areas", writes the Asian Age.
    The Tribune reports that "Bill to check benami deals gets Cabinet clearance".
    "Parliament passes Black Money Bill" states the Asian Age. While the Indian Express headlines "Foreign Black Money Law in, domestic one coming".
    "Government departs from BJP to let FDI stay in multi-brand retail", headlines the Indian Express.
    And finally, Do you have an Iron grip? Well, You may live longer informs the Times of India. According to researchers, a firm hand shake associated with strong character can now also predict how long you will live.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Islamic State militants kill 43 Shia Ismaili Muslims in Karachi | The Indian Express

PHOTOS: Islamic State militants kill 43 Shia Ismaili Muslims in Karachi | The Indian Express


Another tremor in Nepal is the lead in most papers this morning.

The Hindustan Times writes, " Fresh quake brings fear back to devastated Nepal." The Hindu says " Nepal again on edge as quake kills 57".

Two days ahead of visit, Chinese daily attacks Modi, India" on the border dispute, is a front page spotlight in the Hindustan Times.

The paper also reports, "Will stop land bill in Parliament or on streets, Rahul warns government". The Asian Age states "NDA allies join Congress in raising land bill doubts."

"Jaya case : did the judge get the math wrong?" asks the Business Line. The Hindu quotes Special Public Prosecutor, B.V Acharya as saying "Error led to acquittal of Jayalalithaa".

The Business Standard reports " Stocks tumble as rupee falls to 20 month low". The Economic Times comments "Market squall refuses to blow away, Battered sensex loses 630 points".

"Cricket betting, major source of black cash'" according to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team, is a front page story in the Pioneer.

And finally, The Times of India reports of a brave Rajasthan teenager rejecting marriage conducted by her parents when she was just 11 months old. Standing up to patriarchy, she is now set to move court to annul the marriage.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nepal earthquake: Dozens die in new tremor near Everest - BBC News

Nepal earthquake: Dozens die in new tremor near Everest - BBC News


Jayalalitha's acquittal in the assets case, DTC stir in the National Capital and Black Money Bill being passed by the Lok Sabha, is covered widely in most of the newspapers today.

"Jaya Back, says 'like gold refined by fire" is the Indian Express headline.

The Hindu quotes Special Public Prosecutor B.V.Acharya as saying that the proceeding was a one-sided affair as the prosecuting state Karnataka was neither a party nor was it heard. The Times of India says, the Center is unlikely to appeal but the Karnataka government mulls appeal in Supreme Court.

The Asian Age headlines "Pak helped US Kill Bin Laden" quoting an American investigative journalist. However the White House still maintains that the mission was an all American affair.

The government is set to announce a scheme providing fee diagnostic tests including X-rays and CT scans for those visiting public health facilities, is a report in The Times of India.

Today is International Nurses Day. The Hindu under headline "Overworked and underpaid, the Nightingales deserve better," reports that the nurses have no risk allowances and are paid only Rs. 100 a month as medical allowance, in Karnataka.

Mail Today reports of Indian Scientist Anil Rajvanshi at Nimbkar Agricultural Institute having developed a low cost effective method to purify water.

The Hindu Business Line reports that the Amritsar born chef Vikas Khanna will launch a 16 kg, 1000 paged cookbook from 70 Indian festivals - its first copy will be presented to PM Narendra Modi and then 12 other world leaders.'

The Tribune carries a picture of 83 year old 'Brahmi Devi', widow of George Cross awardee, Kripa Ram, getting the medal after a 6 year long legal battle fought in London Court. She was married at 13 and lost her husband when she was 14, to World War II in Burma. The medal was stolen and had to be retrieved from an auction.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

After acquittal, Jayalalithaa flooded with greetings, PM Modi phones her - The Economic Times

After acquittal, Jayalalithaa flooded with greetings, PM Modi phones her - The Economic Times


The Prime Minister Mr. Narender Modi's visit to Dakshineshwar Kali temple Kolkata and the inauguration of IISCO steel plant in the state, and veteran actor Shashi Kapoor receiving the Dada Saheb Phalke award are some of the important stories in papers today.

The Asian Age on its front reports that monsoon is likely to arrive on time this year hitting Kerala on June 1, though it may be below normal pushing government to put in a contingency plan in 580 districts for crops insurance.

"Supreme Court asks own - Are we being flexible with law in granting divorce" is the Indian Express headline referring to the 18 months period of separation before granting divorce.

"DTC driver beaten to death by biker, unions warn of stir" is the Hindustan Times headline referring to a case of road rage.

The Times of India reports that according to a data - Heart attacks have killed more CRPF personnel in Naxal areas than attacks by Naxalites.

The Pioneer reports of the number of Asiatic Lions in Gujarat going up to 500 for the first time in 5 years.

"Gulabi Gang leader gets 'Peacemaker Award' " is a Pioneer headline showing the picture of Sampad Pal Devi, its founder - receiving the award for Women's welfare and empowerment in UP with more than two and a half (2 1/2) lakh members.

The Hindu reports of the Union Minister Harsh Vardhan along with 55 people having signed a document to donate their organs for the benefit of medical fraternity at a 'Deh Daniyon ka Utsav' in AIIMS Delhi.

And finally, Listening to Hindustani classical music is now delving into ancient science. Yes, the Hindustani ragas evoke an entire gamut of emotions - Shree & MIYAN KI TODI shift your mood from sad to tense. Desh & Tilak ragas could move you from calm to happy. The latest research proves this - so enjoy and heal through Hindustani classical music, says a Hindustan Times report.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Road rage: DTC driver beaten to death as passengers look on, | Business Standard News

Road rage: DTC driver beaten to death as passengers look on, | Business Standard News


A naxal strike to coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dantewada in Chattisgarh and launch of 3 social security schemes at 115 location throughout the country, grabs front page attention in many newspapers today.

"Hostage drama as PM visits Maoist hotbed in Chattisgarh, Red rebels abduct 250 villagers in Sukma, kill one before freeing others reports The Sunday Tribune. Highlighting the Prime Minister's public address at Dantewada, the Pioneer writes "In Bastar, PM tells Naxals : Drop guns, embrace growth".

Most papers take note of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's attack on the NDA government at a function to confer an award on late journalist Vinod Mehta.  "Minorities feel insecure, voices stifled, declares Sonia Gandhi" writes the Hindustan Times.

In a special front page story, the Times of India reports that Justice C S Karnan of the Madras High Court has threatened contempt of court proceedings against Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul accusing him of interfering in his judicial work.

On the continuing debate on the Goods and Services Tax  or GST Bill, The Hindu quotes Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying "GST will economically integrate India".

"Nepal bounces back, slowly but surely" reports The Hindu, adding "But it's a mammoth task, given the scale of destruction in 13 districts in central and hilly regions of the country."

The Asian Age quotes the PM in the headline, "Mamata trusts only me to help state".

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's comments on the Padma Awards are keenly tracked in the press. "Ploitically influential win Padma awards, says Ramdev" reads the Tribune caption.

In a shocking front page exclusive, "Delhi's great baby bazaar", the Mail Today writes "Jharkand women trafficked on promise of jobs, exploited sexually and made pregnant for their babies to be auctioned to city couples for Rupees 1-4 lakhs each".

And finally,.. All the papers carry pictures of Indian soldiers marching at the Red  Square in Moscow in the Victory. Day Parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Russia's victory over Nazi Germany.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

PM Narendra Modi launches 3 social security schemes

PM Narendra Modi launches 3 social security schemes


The stunning victory for David Cameron as Prime Minister of United Kingdom for the second time, Actor Salman Khan getting bail on Friday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dantewada belt makes for most front page stories today.

"Pak chopper crash kills Norway, Philippines ambassadors, Taliban claim we shot it down", is the Indian Express headline.

"Subrata Roy may make bail next week", headlines the Hindustan Times as he was ready with a 10,000 crore rupee bail.

The Tribune reports of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari being under Congress fire as CAG slams PURTI GROUP, whose board member he once was.

The Pioneer reports with a picture how Israeli medical doctors treating Nepal earthquake victims are dressed up in clowns - even in operating units and ICU's complete with balloons and kazoos - of course the idea to cheer up and heal the traumatized victims especially children and it is effective.

Mail Today reports of a 22 year old woman Sarita Dwivedi committing suicide for failure to get the cop job even after clearing the physical test. She has cursed her general category status in the suicide note.

The Indian Express reports that with collegium system under attack from the government, Supreme Court says that the new National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) can also make mistakes in selection of judges.

And finally, the paper also reports of a good news for 83 year old Brahmi Devi, resident of a remote village in Himachal. who will get her husband's George Cross medal Britains second highest military honour after being stolen in 2002. It had found its way to an auction in London in 2009. Naik Kripa Ram was awarded this medal in 1946 posthumously.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Politicians meeting Salman Khan after conviction undesirable, says Sharad Pawar | Latest News

Politicians meeting Salman Khan after conviction undesirable, says Sharad Pawar | Latest News


The approval of the land swap Bill ending a 41-year old border issue with Bangladesh, the suicide attempt by 4 teenage girls at a Kerala sports centre and the passing of Juvenile Justice Bill by Lok Sabha allowing the 16-18 year old Juvenile to be tried for heinous crimes are some of the most prominent stories in newspapers today.

"4 teen girls attempt suicide, one dies" headlines the Hindustan Times. They have accused a coach of sexual harassment in a note and one of them is a gold winner of National games.

The Business Standard reports of the rupee hitting a 20-month low and Sensex dropping to a 5-month low as foreign investors satiate appetite elsewhere.

"Minorities have no need to fear, Modi tells Time" is the Asian Age headline, government won't  be based on caste, creed and religion, says the Prime Minister in an interview to the Time Magazine which carries his picture on the front page.

Mail Today also reports that CGHS is sitting on funds of 400 crore rupees meant to be disbursed to private hospitals but the delay is causing patients to be turned away by private hospitals.

"Handlooms Act will not be changed" headlines a report in Mail Today. This will ensure that 4.4 million handloom weavers will be protected especially against the onslaught of powerlooms.

After the recent earthquake in Nepal, some of the world's tallest peaks including Mt. Everest dropped by about 2.5 cm, says a Pioneer report.

And finally, Come July and Doordarshan will present a weekly Sanskrit News Magazine with news, features, debates entirely in Sanskrit,' is a report in the Economic Times.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Athlete dies, three others critical after suicide pact in Kerala

Athlete dies, three others critical after suicide pact in Kerala


    The conviction of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in a 12 year old hit-and-run case dominates front page headlines. "Guilty of hit and run, Salman gets 5 year jail term; High Court grants 2 day bail" reports the Tribune. The Indian Express quotes Firoz Shaikh, the son of the man who had died in the accident, as saying "I forgive him but he has ruined our lives".
    The Parliamentary nod for two key bills is the other story that is prominently noticed on the front pages. On the  Goods and Services Tax or GST bill , the Asian Age writes " Lok Sabha nod for GST Bill, fate uncertain in Rajya Sabha". Highlighting the passage of the Indo - Bangla Land Boundary Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Pioneer quotes External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as saying "Exchange of land but not of population and people can choose to live in India or Bangladesh".
    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets keen attention in the press. The Hindu highlights her remarks at a Congress Parliamentary Party meeting as it quotes her as saying "Modi failed to keep ache din promises". On her combative stance in the Lok Sabha the Tribune writes "Sonia slams govt. over delay in CIC, CVC apoointments".
    Most papers take note of US Ambasador Richard Verma's comments on the recent steps taken by the government to regulate non-governmental organsiations. The Indian Express quotes him as saying "Steps against Ngos may have chilling effects".
    All the papers report that the Delhi High Court has granted anticipatory bail to AAP MLA Jarnail Singh who stands accused of assaulting an MCD engineer during a demolition drive.
    With the government forming eight working groups of secretaries from different departments with no formal involvement of ministers to get quick results on crucial projects, the Economic Times writes "PM Modi forms his own G8 for speedy rollout".
    The Hindustan Times offers an interesting insight into the 723 point Sensex crash. The paper says that traders have blamed the crash on algorithmic trading platforms, or machines that use advanced mathematical models to buy or sell shares in a lightning quick manner based on pre-decided inputs.

Salman Khan convicted: Alcohol in blood clinched case against actor

Salman Khan convicted: Alcohol in blood clinched case against actor


The land acquisition bill and the GST bill finds prominent place in the newspapers this morning."Govt could opt for joint panel route in attempt to break land bill logjam", headlines the Times of India, adding "May announce initiative later in the week".

Referring to the bill on the boundary pact with Bangladesh,  The Pioneer writes "Bill on boundary pact with Bangladesh set to pass". The Indian Express headlines "Assam in, Govt Okays India-Bangladesh border swap deal".

Writing on the Government's goof up on Dawood's location, The Asian Age writes "Dawood location not known, govt tells Lok Sabha." Adding "Row erupts after minister's reply, MHA in U-turn says fugitive in Pakistan." While The Pioneer writes "Rijju clears MoS' goof-up on Dawood's whereabouts."

Commenting on the Kumar Vishwas controversy the Delhi special of  The Asian Age writes "Split in DCW on Vishwas notice, member resigns" and in another story the paper writes "AAP MLA absconding says Bassi",  over AAP legislator, Jarnail Singh's alleged involvement in assault on an MCD engineer during the demolition of an illegal colony in West Delhi.

The Financial Express reports that The Comptroller and Auditor General has pulled up the Petroleum Ministry for allowing Reliance Industries to charge marketing margins in dollars, while it should have been in rupees.

And finally, not all of us have a brain like Albert Einstein but now at least we can write like him. Well, The Times of India reports that a German artist has created a font based up on Albert Einstein's hand-writing to let people write like the famous physicist.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Red-faced govt clarifies, minister Rijiju says Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan

Red-faced govt clarifies, minister Rijiju says Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan


Nepal's  announcement that the search and rescue phase in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake was officially over dominates front page headlines. "Search over, foreign teams told to leave" reports the Indian Express. The Pioneer reports the country as saying 'Thankful to India for relief, decision not aimed at it".

The controversy over AAP leader Kumar Vishwas's  alleged illicit relationship with a party volunteer is widely noticed. The Hindustan Times reports "Woman volunteer wants AAPs Vishwas to deny rumours of affair". Drawing attention to Vishwas's response, the Pioneer writes "Media perverting story to sully AAP, says Vishwas".

The Hindustan Times, writing about the fate of some key bills in the second half of the Budget session of Parliament ,says "With four days left for Lok Sabha and seven for Rajya Sabha, key bills seem destined to hang in limbo".

In its front page lead, the Times of India carries a worrying story as it cites a study of 4 big cities to report "40% of Delhi school kids fail lung capacity test". The paper adds that Delhi fared the worst among Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

Most papers take note of an Inspector General of Police in Kerala being caught while cheating in a law exam. "IGP caught copying, asked to go on leave" reports the Asian Age.

All the papers report that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun communicating directly with the Chinese people by opening an account on Weibo, a twitter like social media platform in China ahead of his visit to the country on May 14. "China trip next, Modi says 'ni hao' on Weibo" reports the Times of India.

The Indian Express in a front page story writes that Doordarshan will screen a 128 episode serial "Diye Jalte Hain" on the history of the Ghanchi Teli community to which Prime Minister Narendra Modi belongs.

And what comes as another move that will make the transgender community more visible and acceptable in society the Pioneer writes "Oxford dictionary to add gender neutral title Mx".          

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

21 Burnt to Death After Bus Falls From Bridge in Madhya Pradesh

21 Burnt to Death After Bus Falls From Bridge in Madhya Pradesh


The tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt. Governer Najeeb Jung over all files going through the latter finds  front page space on most papers.

“Take back order on files - LG to CM",  headlines The Indian Express.

"Jung, AAP spar over routing of files", says the Hindustan Times.

In Another story, The paper reports that the relief money of 61 crore rupees to the over one lakh families affected by April 21  cyclonic storm in Bihar seems to have trebled the sale of laiquor there.

The DMRC or the Delhi Metro as we call it celebrated its 21st Foundation Day yesterday, report many newspapers; 43 employees were awarded at the function - not to forget  that it's remained 99.88 per cent punctual last year.

The Pioneer reports that India welcomes United Nations Security Council committee's assurance that will take up the release issue of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi with Pakistan in next meeting.

The Indian Express reports that over 100 children are homeless again in Nepal after an orphanage collapsed. And the Mail Today carries a story on Nepal having been a hub of human trafficking for long and now the chances have gone up further after the terrible earthquake.

The Hindustan Times reports that 21 year old Romio Fernandes becomes the first Indian Footballer to play professionally in Brazil for a top league.

Imarti is a much loved Indian sweet but ever heard of a 37 kg imarti? Well Mumbai Sanskriti restaurant created the world largest Imarti reports the Asian Age with a picture. It took a total of 3 Hrs and 48 minutes to cook it & establish place in the guiness book of records.

Most papers have also covered National Film Award presented by the President, with picture.

And finally, The Hindustan Times reports that the government is set to rework the definition of forests.

Monday, May 4, 2015

8 jawans killed in NSCN ambush in Nagaland | The Indian Express

8 jawans killed in NSCN ambush in Nagaland | The Indian Express


The politicking going on over the death of a young girl after she was molested and pushed off a speeding bus owned by the Orbit company, near Moga town in Punjab, dominates the front pages. Highlighting the action taken by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also the owner of Orbit Company, the Indian Express writes "As all parties flock to family of girl, Sukhbir takes his buses off the road".

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's allegation that the Center has diluted the pro buyer approach of the UPA's Real Estate Bill of 2013 in favour of builders is widely noticed in the press. "Rahul fires fresh salvo at Modi govt, says its pro-builder" reports the Tribune.

Most papers take note of the controversy over the waving of Pakistani flags at a rally addressed by Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at Tral in Kashmir.

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar's contention that his remarks blaming vested interests for raising the issue of air pollution in Delhi and other cities were misunderstood, is prominently noticed in the Times of India.

The Hindu carries a clarification by the Information and Broadcasting Secretary that an order asking community radio stations to email their content on a daily basis was passed without consulting him.

 Most papers take note of an admit card issued to a brown cow to appear in the entrance test for a polytechnic course by the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations in Kashmir. The Pioneer exclaims "Holy Cow! Cattle class in engineering college".

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Now, Rahul vows to protect middle class from builder lobby

Rahul Gandhi on Land Bill ordinance - The Hindu


Papers are full of stories of the Nepal earthquake aftermath. The Hindustan Times, in a block item titled "picking up the pieces" on its front page, quotes the Nepalese PM as saying "indebted to India, but need more". The Indian Express reports of S Jaishankar and Ajit Doval reaching Kathmandu yesterday. The paper writes "Foreign Secretary, NSA land, offer "anything, everything to help".

While there was devastation and death in Nepal when the quake struck, the Indian Express says, there were "400 births in time of death", of the children delivered in various hospitals. The Times of India reports of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake recorded in the Andaman sea yesterday.

About the death of the teen who was molested in Moga, and who subsequently died, the Tribune headline reads "family rejects governments Rs. 20 lakh offer". "Anger rises against Badals, family refuses to cremate Moga girl" is a Hindustan Times headline.

"Starting a business just got easier" states the Asian Age, about the simplification of the procedure to set up a new company. A single e-form needs to be filled now.

"Gadakari under CAG fire for rupees 49 crore Purti loan" writes the Hindustan Times on its front page.

Indian Americans have been recognised as the best educated and wealthiest ethnic group, writes the Times of India. But the latest census in the U.S reveals that the Indian household income of this group has crossed the one lakh dollars per annum.

"Is your car fit for the road? You may lose it if it is not" is the Economic Times headline, about the government working on norms to cancel registration of vehicles beyond repair.

The Hindustan Times reports "Horns are not OK in Maharashtra anymore" about the new directive to remove the "horn OK please" message from trucks.

The Times of India reports of a new test in the U.S that can predict cancer 13 years ahead.

And finally, the Hindustan Times, in a block item titled "reviving a tradition" reports of papers mache entering the Kashmiri School curriculum.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Moga bus victim's family rejects govt compensation, refuses to cremate her | Zee News

Moga bus victim's family rejects govt compensation, refuses to cremate her | Zee News


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's reply to the discussion on the Finance Bill in Parliament gets top billing in the papers today. Highlighting his decision to scrap the plan to set up a public debt management agency to regulate government bonds, the Times of India writes "FM drops plan to clip RBI's power to regulate govt. debt".

The Supreme Court's questions to the Centre as it examines the validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission or NJAC set up to replace the collegium system of appointing judges are keenly tracked in the press. "Did collegium appoint compromised judge?" writes the Hindustan Times. The Indian Express reports "Is there a single appointment where govt objected, we pushed asks Supreme Court ".

The political storm over the death of a 13 year old Dalit girl in Punjab after she and her mother were pushed off a speeding bus by molesters gets wide attention. Highlighting the fact that the bus belongs to a company called Orbit  which is  owned by the ruling Badal family of the state, the Tribune writes "In Lok Sabha, Congress wants ban on Orbit".

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's padyatra in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to get a first hand account of the agrarian situation in the region is keenly tracked by the press. The Hindustan Times quotes Rahul Gandhi as saying "Farmers feel govt has abandoned them".

All the papers report that an ayurvedic medicine guaranteeing the birth of a male child produced by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Divya Pharmacy has created quite a political storm. "Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev's drug promising male child" reports the Times of India. Foregrounding Health Minister J P Nadda's response, the Asian Age writes "Inquiry soon on medicine for male child".

And finally, The Indian government's response to the report of the US Commission on Religious Freedom which criticises the Indian government for failing to protect religious freedoms is prominently noticed in the press.