Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bangladeshi blogger: 'They want the atheists to be silenced' - BBC News

Bangladeshi blogger: 'They want the atheists to be silenced' - BBC News


News about Pakistani terrorist Naved who was captured by villagers in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday continues to dominate the front pages. The Hindustan Times carries an exclusive interview with Pakistan based Mohammed Yakub and quotes him as saying "I'm the unfortunate father". Citing intelligence and police officials involved in the questioning of Naved, the Indian Express writes "Arrested terrorist trained in same Lashkar camp as Ajmal, pushed across LOC in April".

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's statement in the Lok Sabha regarding allegations of facilitating travel documents for former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi are prominently noticed in the press. With Ms Swaraj contending that she was just helping the cancer stricken wife of Lalit Modi on humanitarian grounds, the Tribune reports "Sushma makes an emotional Lalit defence, Congress calls it tearjerker". The Times of India writes "What would Sonia have done, Sushma asks Cong-less LS?"

The Congress reaction to the recently concluded Naga Peace Accord is widely reported. The Asian Age quotes Congress President Sonia Gandhi as saying "North East CMs not consulted on accord". The Pioneer highlights the BJP response as it reports the party as saying "Dont politicise national security issue".

In a front page article, the Times of India writes that the Supreme Court has stressed the need for a new law to regulate social media particularly after Section 66A of the Information Technology Act was scrapped by the Supreme Court.

And finally....the Times of India informs us that a madrassa in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh will introduce an anti-terror course which will teach students how religious texts are misused by terror groups.

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