Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Battling for India’s soul, state by state

Battling for India’s soul, state by state


The Supreme Court asking the centre to decide soon on a uniform civil code to end the confusion over personal laws, Industrial growth soaring to 3 year high of 6.4 per cent in August and the Supreme Court imposing a green cess on vehicles for four months from November first on an experimental basis are some lead stories in papers today.

Almost all dailies have carried pictures of activist and scholar Sudheendra Kulkarni, with his face smeared with black ink at the launch of former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book in Mumbai. "Black Paint does not deter Kasuri book launch - Shiv Sena's attack on Sudheendra  Kulkarni causes political and diplomatic embarrassment for India" writes the Hindu.

In a related story the Times of India opines "Sena may ask mantries to quit Maha govt - Khurshid Kasuri's memoirs may soon consign the BJP Sena govt. in Maharashtra to Mantralaya archives".

In an exclusive story, the Hindustan Times writes that the Modi govt is planning on invoking Sufism through Sufi conferences to foster inter-religious peace.

Reporting on Dengue in the capital the Asian Age says "Worst Dengue outbreak ever, cases in city cross 10 thousand mark".

The Mail Today writes that in a move that would severely affect thousands of flat buyers, the Allahabad High Court yesterday, ordered the Demolition of 3 illegally built Residential towers in Greater Noida - that is Supertech, Amrapali and Jagat Taran Towers.

in cheering news for a greener planet, the Times of India, writes that a British Co. is developing a specialized tree - planting drone, which may have the potential to plant around a billion trees per year. The seed pods planted will contain all the healthy nutrients required for tree growth for that particular area.

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