Monday, October 26, 2015

South Africa win first ever ODI series in India

South Africa win first ever ODI series in India


    The government's decision to allow women in combat roles in the Indian Air Force grabs front page attention in most dailies. "Women to fly IAF fighter planes" reports the Hindustan Times. Elaborating on the move, the Mail Today writes "First woman pilot will get into a fighter jet by June 2017".
    The Bihar elections continue to draw the media's attention.The Asian Age reports BJP chief Amit Shah as telling India TV "Manjhi not offered CM post". In the backdrop of the controversy over Union Minister General V K Singh's comments on the murder of two Dalit children in Haryana, the Hindu quotes NDA partner and former Bihar Chief Minister Jiten Ram Manjhi as saying "NDA under pressure".
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's visit to Punjab in the backdrop of the recent protests against incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib is highlighted in all the papers.The Pioneer reports the Shiromani Akali Dal as saying "Delhi CM stoking communal passions in Punjab". The Tribune notes "Kejriwal meets firing victims' kin, terms use of force barbaric".
    Most papers take note of the controversy over a  donation made by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. "Fadanvis government under fire for funding dance troupe's tour" writes the Times of India.
    The Indian Express draws attention to a case of bureaucratic corruption involving an IAS officer in Karnataka with the CID recovering more than 4 crore rupees in cash and 2.5 Kilograms of gold and diamonds from a flat owned by a firm run by the IAS officer Kapil Mohan's family.
    In a special front page story, the Times of India writes that a report released by more than 16 NGOs has found that countries like India and China are promising much more emission cuts than the US or EU.
    And finally....the Chambal ravines were once known for hosting dreaded dacoits. The Asian Age reports that they will now host the first ever bird festival in December.

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