Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013' - BBC News

Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013' - BBC News


Reports and photographs of tributes and homage being paid to "The people's President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam", as the nation pays a tearful farewell to him, is splashed across  the pages of newspapers today. "Nation says farewell from heart", leads The Pioneer.  "India bids adieu to Kalam", headlines the Asian Age adding "State funeral to be held in Rameshwarm tomorrow".

"Bharat has lost its Ratna", writes the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the editorial page of the Times of India, adding "But Abdul Kalam's  light will guide us to his dream destination : India as knowledge superpower".

Writing on the last ditch fight of Yakub Memon with hours left for hanging the Hindu leads "Yakub plea goes to new Bench as judges differ". The Indian Express quotes Justice Dave as saying "Hope you know who you are trying to save", while it also quotes Justice Joseph as saying "Not  powerless to protect right to life".

On Punjab terror attack, the Times of India headlines "Punjab killers' GPS sets nail Pak hand in strike".  "GPS data reveals Dinanagar was on target", writes the Tribune.

"Raped 14 year old may get right to abort late", headlines The Mail Today adding, "SC leaves it to doctors to decide if victim's six-month old foetus can be terminated."

Writing on India embarking on a two pronged Pakistan policy, the Hindustan Times in a special report writes that "talks are set to go ahead, but Pak terror on India hit list".

"Rural Ministry plan: roll back Land Bill's key problem clauses", headlines The Indian Express.

The Hindu reports, that the controversial Gujarat control of Terrorism and Organised Crime bill, 2015, has been sent back to the state following an objection by the Information Technology Ministry.

And finally, "Nepal breaks 300 year old tradition for animals' sake", reports the Pioneer adding, "Gadimal's Temple trust cancels the world's biggest animal sacrifice event indefinitely".

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