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".

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