Sunday, September 6, 2015

BJP waves Orop, Cong sees 'betrayal'

BJP waves Orop, Cong sees 'betrayal'


    The conclusion of the three day RSS-BJP coordination meeting in New Delhi which Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended on the last day, grabs front page attention in the papers. "Modi sarkar on right path, give it time, says RSS" reports the Times of India. The Tribune notes "From economy to foreign policy, RSS hands list to PM".
    The press speculates that a government announcement on One-Rank-One-Pension or OROP for retired armed forces personel can happen very soon. "OROP announcement any day now ; 5 year revision, July 1, 2014 implementation date" reports the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer observes "Veterans against unilateral OROP call, to step up stir".
    In what will be seen as a welcome move by women in the armed forces, the Hindu reports "Women to get permanent commission in the Navy".
    Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's attack on the PDP-BJP government in the state is widely noticed in the press. The Asian Age quotes Mr Abdullah as saying "PDP government spying on me".
    Former Law Commission Chairman Justice A P Shah's in mens different press interviews are prominently noticed. The Indian Express quotes him as saying "Afzal, Yakub hangings send signals of weak govt". Quetes him under the headline SC erred in overturning HC verdict on gay sex.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with school students on the eve of Teachers Day yesterday is highlighted in all the papers. The Pioneer quotes the Prime Minister as saying "Aptitude certificates to replace character certificates".
    And interesting story in the Hindustan times informs us that former bandits of the once notorious Chambal region are getting together for the biggest assembly of their community...only this time to launch a movement for protecting jungles.

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