Friday, June 19, 2015

Man awarded capital punishment for raping eight-year-old girl

Man awarded capital punishment for raping eight-year-old girl


Lalitgate and the upcoming Yoga day dominate the headlines today.

“Vasundhra left to fend herself in Lalit storm” leads the Hindustan Times. The Hindu states “Government calls a Congress conspiracy. Pioneer reports “ED likely to serve Red corner notice on Lalit Modi”. While the Indian Express reveals, Lalit Modi had sought advice from a Mumbai lawyer for a higher-up in the Italian marines case.

The Hindustan Times reports “Superfast China bent it for India’s World Yoga Day plan” by signing on as an early co-sponsor of a UN resolution piloted by India. Interestingly, the Pioneer informs, two muslim girls to impart yoga lessons to Amit Shah and other prominent people in Patna on the 21st of June. Both girls are highly skilled in yoga and have represented India at international competitions.

The Indian Express leads with an interview with L.K.Advani, in which the senior BJP leader ahead of the 40th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency on June 25, sounds of a note of caution, saying “Forces that can crush democracy are stronger... I don’t have the confidence emergency cannot happen again”.

Papers also widely notice the Union Cabinet giving its approval to the ambitious “Housing for all by 2022” scheme. The Hindu writes “Government plans 20 million houses for urban poor”. The Indian Express reports “Housing for all cleared, more will benefit: income cap up to 6 lakh rupees”.

“Discoms will pay you for unplanned outages now” is a front page story in the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer reports, “Kejriwal government to approach DERC to impose penalty for unscheduled electricity cuts”.

The Asian Age reports “Police to speed up cases on Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs”. The Hindustan Times writes “21 AAP MLAs under cops' radar”.

The Asian Age informs, India’s top education panel, the Central Advisory Board of Education has been reconstituted, and could effect major policy shift including reintroduction of mandatory class 10 board exams.

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