Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pilot Michael Johnston dies during American Airlines flight

American CEO offers 'thoughts, prayers' after pilot died in flight

Pilot Michael Johnston dies during American Airlines flight


    German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging over one billion Euros to India's solar energy push, the Sensex jumping 564 points on strong foreign fund inflows and curfew being clamped briefly in Varanasi as Sadhu's protest turned violent are some front page stories in Papers today.
    The Pioneer, quoting the world bank writes that aided by lower oil prices and limited exposure to the global financial turmoil, India is set to grow at 7.5 % this year and 7.8 percent in 2016, while China's growth projection has been downgraded from 7.1 % to 6.9 %. The Paper adds that China is headed for its slowest growth in a quarter of a century.
    "Supreme Court for "Pollution tax" on trucks to clear Delhi Air", writes the Hindustan Times.
    Under the headline that asks "FTII student not averse to Information and Broadcasting Secretary as Chairman?". The Asian Age writes that according to campus sources, the agitating Film and Television Institute students are not averse to the ministry secretary  assuring the post of Chairman, till a transparent mechanism to select the institutes governing body is  evolved.
    The Financial Express reports that the US and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have agreed to a largest trade accord in History, a potentially precedent setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40% of the world's economy from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia.
    "India is home to world's largest poor population but in percentage terms, poverty rate lowest among poor", writes the Hindustan Times, reporting on inputs from a world bank report.
    And finally, The Mail Today writes that Doctors in Australia were able to successfully re - attach a 16 month boy's head to his neck after it was pulled apart in an internal decapitation during a car accident.

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