Monday, November 30, 2015

Espionage racket with ISI links busted in Indian states | Asia Times

Espionage racket with ISI links busted in Indian states | Asia Times


Speculation about the fate of the Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh grabs front page attention. The Hindustan Times quotes the Congress as saying "GST demands not cast in stone". The front page lead in the Statesman reads "GST: Govt, Congress send positive signals".

The transfer order of a Haryana police officer after she had an argument with Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij is highlighted in all the papers. "A day after spat with minister, Fatehabad police officer shifted" reports the Tribune. Drawing attention to the warning issued to the government by Haryana's Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Commission, the Indian Express writes "Dalit woman IPS officer shunted out, panel threatens case aganist minister".

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambram's comments on the Supreme Court ruling on Section 377 is widely noticed in the press. "SC must review Section 377 ruling, allow gay relationships: FM, PC" is the front page lead in the Times of India. The Hindustan Times quotes Mr Chidambram as also saying "Ban on Rushdie's book by Rajiv govt. was wrong".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with the media at a Diwali Milan function is prominently noticed with most papers carrying pictures of journalists taking selfies with the Prime Minister.

The spat between senior lawyer and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan and the Aam Aadmi Party over the Delhi Janlokpal bill 2015 is keenly tracked by the press. Summing up the confrontation, the Pioneer reports "Bhushan calls AAP's Lokpal Bill 'a big joke' : AAP says Bhushan opposing the Bill at the behest of BJP".

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's reported comments on Indo Pak dialogue during a meeting with his British counterpart David Cameron are keenly noticed in the press. The Times of India quotes Mr Sharif as having said "Ready for India talks without riders".

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