Saturday, September 26, 2015

Security Council must be reformed to maintain its credibility, says PM Narendra Modi in speech at UN

Security Council must be reformed to maintain its credibility, says PM Narendra Modi in speech at UN


    The Prime Minister's engagements on the first day of his visit to USA is widely reported in all newspapers. "Economy tops Modi's agenda in US" -- The Pioneer; "Wall street CEO's keen on start-ups" says the Tribune; "PM woos US investors", headlines the Business Standard while promising to "remove hurdles", quotes the Asian Age.
    All the dailies cover the tragedy in the Haj stampede where over 700 pilgrims lost their lives. 4 - Indians killed, 2 injured, reports the Hindu saying "If the pilgrims had followed instruction, this type of accident could have been avoided".
    "Coalition blues adversely affect women participation in Bihar Assembly polls", opines the Hindustan Times. highlighting the "dip in the nomination of women by all major political parties".
    In a front-page story, The Hindu reports, "The Urban Development Ministry has asked 36 states to terminate their research and capacity building measures under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, a move that will roll back the achievements of the scheme launched by the UPA government and render it defunct."
    "No hike in power tarrifs till March" says the Times of India providing "a major relief to residents of Delhi" reports the Indian Express. The Delhi Chief Minister credits this to "honest politics".
    Former Delhi Law Minister continuing evasion of arrest finds place on the front pages. "On the run, Bharti uses 10 mobile numbers to fox cops in hot pursuit" says the Hindustan Times; "Behaving like a professional criminal" the Statesman quotes Delhi police.
    And finally, its celebration time! ISRO celebrates the first birthday of Mangalyaan, India's globally acclaimed Mars Mission. "On this day, last year, India ed space history by successfully placing its low cost Mars spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet on its very first attempt, last year breaking into an elite club of three nations", says the Asian Age. 

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