Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Russia Says Bomb Downed Plane in Egypt and Intensifies Attacks on ISIS

Russia Says Bomb Downed Plane in Egypt and Intensifies Attacks on ISIS


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the G-20 summit in Turkey in the backdrop of the terror attacks in Paris gets top billing in most papers. The Hindu quotes Mr Modi as saying "Delink terror and religion". The Pioneer quoting Mr. Modi writes "Some nations use terror as foreign policy".
    Probe into the terror attacks in Paris is keenly tracked in the press. The Indian Express reports "Paris cracks down: 23 arrested in 168 raids". The Tribune says "27 year old Belgian plotted attacks". Highlighting the warning contained in a new video released by ISIS, the Times of India reports "IS threatens to hit Washington, says more attacks are coming in Europe".
    President Pranab Mukherjee's comments on the occasion of the National Press Freedom Day in the backdrop of writers and artistes returning their awards against what they call growing intolerance in the country are prominently noticed in the press. The Asian Age quotes the President as saying "Debate issues but cherish honours"."
    In a special story captioned "Modi govt. finalizes fresh policy on farm insurance" the Hindustan Times writes that the new policy proposes lower premiums and simpler norms for prompt payments.
    BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy's allegation about Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's foreign citizenship gets traction in the press. "Swamy claims Rahul a British citizen" reports the Asian Age. Highlighting the Congress's reaction the Pioneer writes "Congress rejects allegation as dirty tricks".
    New guidelines have been formulated for groundwater extraction in the country. The Hindustan Times reports "No extraction of water where piped supply exists, industries banned in zones of scarcity".
    Passing away of veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey is prominently noticed in the press. The Indian Express in its obituary observes "Nawab to paanwala, East to West, he straddled roles, regions with ease".
    And finally....there's been a great surge in the number of Indian students enrolling in American colleges. The Financial Express states US FDI in India is half the amount that Indians students pay to American colleges and universities.

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