Saturday, November 14, 2015

PM Modi reaches out to NRIs, says headlines not the barometer to assess India

PM Modi reaches out to NRIs, says headlines not the barometer to assess India


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three day visit to the United Kingdom dominates the front pages. "Nuclear to finance, cities to skills : Modi and Cameron draw out 9 billion pound roadmap" states the Indian Express. Highlighting his interaction with the media in London, the Pioneer quotes Mr Modi as saying "No room for intolerance in India". On India's concerns about Sikh radicals in the UK, the Mail Today reports "Section of Sikh diaspora in England funding Khalistani terror groups, India shares dossier with Cameron government".

    The press keenly tracks developments within the BJP after some party veterans including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi demanded that responsibility be fixed for the party's performance in the Bihar assembly elections. "Rajnath against punishing veterans for Bihar remarks" reports the Times of India. The Indian Express writes "Bihar defeat setback, will hear seniors out says Ram Madhav".

    The controversy over Girish Karnad's remarks at the birth anniversary celebrations of the 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan continues to be tracked by the papers. "Karnad, BJP MP get death threats, Tipu row escalates" reads the headline in the Asian Age.

    The Hindustan Times in a special story reports that the Supreme Court has held that a wife becomes the absolute owner of property willed to her for maintenance by her husband and the rights to the property would not go back to male heirs of the deceased husband.

    Some not so good news on the economic front. "Retail inflation rises to 5% in October on dearer food items, industrial output slackens to a 4 month low of 3.6% in September" states the Pioneer. If you are a frequent traveller some important news for you. The Asian Age says "Rail ticket cancellation charge doubled". Some good news for air travellers. The Tribune and other papers report that if you fly with only hand baggage you may get cheaper tickets according to a new policy approved by the DGCA.

    In a story captioned "India tops Facebook's list of content restriction requests" the Hindu writes that India restricted 15,155 pieces of content from January to June,2015. And of a unique resolution to the man-animal conflict. The Statesman reports that residents of a KArbi Anglong village in Assam have emptied their village and shifted elsewhere to provide a safe passage for elephants.

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