Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande

Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande


    The Paris attacks continue to dominate headlines this morning.The papers are abuzz with reports and photographs of the carnage and its aftermath."Paris picks up the pieces the day after bloodbath"writes the Hindustan Times."5 nations join hunt for culprits,France says some still at large"leads the Asian Age.
    The G -20 meet in Turkey is also covered prominently by all the newspapers on their front pages. The Times of India reports that it turned into an anti-terror meet with all the leaders calling for joint action. The Indian Express quotes the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying "Let's unite against terror now" at the meet.
    The Hindustan Times reports that India will take a tough stand at the climate talks in Paris next month. The paper reports that New Delhi is looking for a pact that is "balanced, comprehensive" and under the "principles of the two decade old United Nations climate convention."
    The Hindu, in its bottom spread, reports of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha observing  Nathuram Godse's day of hanging as Balidan Diwas. The Pioneer on its front page reports, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) condemning Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse  under the head "Murderer Godse must not be honoured: RSS"
    The Times of India quotes Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as saying "Bihar-like grand alliance possible in UP".
    The Pioneer in a bizarre story reports that an owner of a small tyre repair shop in Haryana's Faridabad was handed over an electricity bill of over 77 crore rupees leaving him utterly shocked. The officials blamed the bill on technical and computer glitches, officials were suspended.
    A major sports story covered by the papers this morning is that of Mitchel Starc bowling the quickest delivery recorded in tests to New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor at the WACA on Sunday.
    The Hindustan Times reports that the Swachh Bharat Cess kicks in. The 0.5 per cent to fund the clean India initiative came into effect on Sunday. There are now 27 such levies, with one dating back to 1953.
    The Times of India reports that under the Amrit programme launched by the Health Ministry over 200 cancer drugs, 186 medicines to treat Cardiovascular diseases and 148 stents and Cardiac implants will now be available at Central Government hospitals at prices 50 to 60 per cent lower than the open market.
    And finally, The Times of India reports that feeding birds in parks may not only negatively affect their health and behaviour but also help spread diseases in humans, a new study suggests.

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