Friday, September 4, 2015

SP's pullout from Janata Parivar may backfire on Mulayam

SP's pullout from Janata Parivar may backfire on Mulayam


    The day long Nation wide strike yesterday by ten central trade unions to press for the acceptance of  their 12 point charter of demands is covered by most newspapers today. "Trade Unions strike cost India Rupees 25 K crore" leads The Pioneer adding "Left Bastions badly hit as 15 crore workers of organised sector protest against changes in labour laws."  "Violent stir in Bengal; 1 thousand held" writes The Asian Age, also adding that "Kerala, Karnataka, Orissa hit; little impact elsewhere."
    The BJP, RSS, three day brain storming exercise is also covered by papers. "Sarkar, parivar exchange notes". headlines The Indian Express. "BJP, RSS discuss roadmap for future". leads The Pioneer adding "Who's who of Modi Cabinet attend session on national issues."
    "Swiss black money law to change, India will benefit" reports the Hindustan Times adding the Swiss federal council approved a bill that would allow the government to share "stolen" data with other countries.
    Newspapers continue to track the latest on the Sheena Bora murder case. "Cops grill Peter; homes searched, Embezzlement angle probed" writes The Asian Age. "Peter quizzed by cops for 12 hrs" writes The Times of India.
    "Center throws open the gas market, too" headlines Business Line, adding "To auction 69 marginal fields of ONGC/OIL; operators to get marketing pricing freedom". "69 small oilfields on the block" writes The Hindu. The paper quotes petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan as saying "It is a shift from cost-recovery to revenue sharing".
    "Supreme Court ignored: Toll on potholed Gurgaon-Jaipur highway hiked" leads the Times of India adding "Back-Breaking Drive will now cost rupees 18 more".
    The Churachandpur district unrest in Manipur also finds mention in the papers. "Kukis, Nagas ask Delhi to step in". writes The Asian Age, adding "Manipur curfew relaxed, Internet, SMS suspended".
    "Government plans unilateral OROP deal this week" writes The Times of India. "Decision on OROP likely before Bihar poll dates" reports The Hindu.

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