Friday, October 30, 2015

Saudi blogger wins Sakharov rights prize,sparking pardon calls | Business Standard News

Saudi blogger wins Sakharov rights prize,sparking pardon calls | Business Standard News


    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the capital for a packed townhall event is covered by newspapers with reports and photographs prominently. The papers report that the Facebook co-founder backed net-neutrality and promised investment in education. In a related story the Hindustan Times reports that the Delhi High Court has asked for a copy of contract signed by the centre with Facebook as it is at the centre of a heated courtroom debate over terms of usage of official contents shared by the government.
    Another story that grabs front page attention this morning is that after writers, 12 filmmakers to return their national awards.
    The Times of India reports that even scientists have joined the bandwagon and PM Bhargawa became the first Indian scientist to say that he will return his Padma Bhushan to protest against the government's attack on rationalism, reasoning and science.
    The Supreme Court says "Muslim Personal Law has to evolve with the changing times", writes the Times of India.
    The arrest of Hindu sena Chief over Kerala House beef row is covered by most papers on their front pages today. The Hindu lead headline reads "Buffalo meat back in Kerala House."
    The media reports of 12 African leaders talking about terror and defence with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Pioneer leads with "Economic cement to India-Africa ties."
    All the papers take note of FTII students unilaterally withdrawing their 139-day old stirike after being unable to force the government to scrap the appointment of Gajender Chauhan as FTII chairman.
    The Hindustan Times reports that the government has banned the import of human embryos for commercial surrogacy in the backdrop of concerns that India has become an international hub for the practice.
    And Finally, The Pioneer in an interesting story writes that India is lighting up several homes in Africa by training hundreds of African grandmothers in Tilonia, Rajasthan to prepare solar Panels and lanterns under an on going programme. These grandmothers go back to their villages in Africa and set up system that can light up an entire village.

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