Monday, December 7, 2015

Top India politician faces criticism over deadly floods - The Express Tribune

Top India politician faces criticism over deadly floods - The Express Tribune


The Delhi government's scheme to allow odd and even numbered cars to ply on alternate days in a bid to tackle  pollution in the capital is prominently noticed on the front pages. The Times of India quotes Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as saying "Will scrap odd-even car rule if people face problems".

A terror plot alert sounded by the Delhi Police is highlighted in all the papers. The Times of India reports "LeT plot to attack Modi in Delhi foiled with arrests". The Hindu notes "LeT plans suicide bombings in Delhi, other cities". Rain battered Chennai continues to attract front page attention. "Sleepless in Chennai night, residents find home under flyovers, in flooded shelters" reports the Indian Express. The Hindustan Times notes a trend towards politicising of flood relief as it writes "Food packets with Jaya pictures spark controversy in Chennai".

The Congress attack on the government at the plenary session of their trade union arm INTUC is widely noticed. The Asian Age quotes Rahul Gandhi as saying "Modi is weakening labour laws". Taking note of his speech, the Hindu reports Mr Gandhi as saying "Government should not act as lawyer for industrialists".

The Financial Express has a very interesting story on India-Pakistan cooperation. The paper writes "Basmati unites India, Pak in joint heritage claim : Rice variety grown in Indo-Gangetic plain expected to get Geographical Indicator tag soon ; New Delhi and Islamabad to share commercial benefits". On the recent mass shooting in San Bernandino in Californina, the papers suggest that speculation is finally over as to how the US government views the act. The Pioneer says "FBI treats California massacre as terrorism". The Tribune writes "IS claims California killer couple its follower".

And a sign of the changing times, the Times of India in a story captioned "Army goes for online recruitment", writes that from November the Indian army has done away with recruitment rallies and begun recruiting internet literate soldiers through an online process.

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