Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Greece turns into a global tragedy

Greece turns into a global tragedy


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat on Sunday dominates headlines this morning."PM keeps 'radio silence' on Lalitgate" is the lead in the Hindu, adding 'eschews all controversies keeps Mann ki Baat personal'.

The Financial Express reports that the Indian MET Department says that the country has received monsoon rainfall 19 percent more than normal till now.

In an encouraging news on the health front the Pioneer reports that "Tamil Nadu turns to Yoga Therapy for Diabetes-free India".

The Hindu quotes the Reserve Bank of India as saying that Governor,"Raghuram Rajan did not make alarmist remarks", "He was only voicing concern over the policies of some central banks", in an apparent damage control.

"Psychometric tests for pilots may be a must", writes the  Economic Times, adding that the "Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA, may make such testing mandatory at Airlines but some analysts feel it won't achieve much".

"Myanmar Army chief to visit India", writes the Asian Age, adding 'Myanmar army chief visit to finalise the mode of operations to flush out north-east insurgents'.

"Delhi Universities second cut off list to be out today, drops of up to 1 percent possible", reports the Hindustan Times.

The Hindustan Times and The Tribune report on the front pages that Olympic Bronze Medalist Vijender Singh is ready to give up India colours and plunge into the rich but demanding and glitzy ring of professional Boxing.

And finally, the Indian Express reports that it was an immensely proud moment for Bibipur village in Haryana when the village got special mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat on Sunday for its innovative "Beti Bachao, Selfie Banao" contest.

Monday, June 29, 2015

SpaceX rocket explodes minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral for International Space Station - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

SpaceX rocket explodes minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral for International Space Station - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's visit to Delhi to attend the NITI Ayog meeting in the backdrop of allegations of corruption and impropriety in her dealings with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi grabs front page attention. "Raje attends NITI meet ; but no parleys with PM, BJP chief " reports the Pioneer. It is against this background that most papers also take note of senior BJP leader L K Advani's comments on probity in public life. The Times of India writes "L K probity talk a hint to Raje, Swaraj".

The recall of India's top diplomat in New Zealand is the other story that is prominently noticed on the front pages. "India recalls envoy to New Zealand after wife accused of beating cook" states the Times of India. The problem concerning diplomats seems to be quite serious with the Indian Express reporting "27 diplomats abroad under govt. scanner ; face charges related to corruption, harassment, dereliction of duty".

Most papers take note of the recommendations made by a chief minister's sub-group of the Niti Ayog on reducing the number of centrally sponsored schemes. "72 Central schemes set to shrink to 30" states the Pioneer.

The flash flood in Gujarat has had devastating consequences report the papers. "Gujarat flash floods kill seven Asiatic lions, a dozen missing" writes the Hindustan Times.

In what would clearly be a relief for airline passengers, the Hindu reports that the government has not acceded to a request made by budget carriers. "No fee on check-in luggage, govt. tells budget airlines" writes the paper.

Changes made in the one-day cricket format by the ICC are widely reported. "Relief for bowlers as ICC drops batting powerplay in ODIs" states the Tribune.

Nadia district in West Bengal has been presented the United Nations Public Services Award 2015 reports the Hindu. The paper writes that this award is in recognition of achieving total sanitation and eliminating open defecation in the district.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

No concrete evidence of corruption against Vasundhara Raje: BJP #Modi4Corrupt

No concrete evidence of corruption against Vasundhara Raje: BJP


    'Terror attack in France, Tunisia and Kuwait' is the headline in the Statesman which killed 63 people. The Hindu reports of a triple attack - a suicide bomber killing 25 in a mosque in Kuwait, 2 gunmen shooting 37 people on a beach in Tunisia and attack in a French factory. The Times of India calls it 'black Friday' and reports that the ISIS has taken responsibility for the bloodshed in Kuwait.

    The Lalit Modi saga continues. 'BJP strongly backs Raje as Lalit now targets Congress' is a Hindustan Times headline. 'Congress on defensive as LaMo reveals meet with Priyanka' says the Pioneer. 'Embattled Raje gets RSS backing' writes the Tribune.

    The RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan asking Central banks across the world to define 'rules of the game' is reported by the Statesman. 'Rajan rings the alarm bell - chances of global depression' is the Economic Times headline.

    On a positive note, the Hindu lead story reports that 'India is ranked best for investment' adding that investors are better protected under Modi regime.

    'Monsoon reigns over India two weeks early' reports the Financial Express, adding that it is a boost of sowing and the reservoir levels are up by 42 percent.

    'In a landmark verdict, US Supreme Court legalises all gay marriages' writes the Times of India on its front page. The Indian Express has a picture, captioned 'History, Made in America' which shows a gay couple playing with their twin daughters in Los Angeles.

    A 19 year old doing India proud. Satnam Singh Bhamara is featured on Hindustan Times page 1 plus. He made history when he was chosen for Dallas Mavericks, NBA. 'From Ludhiana to Dallas via NBA' says the Indian Express. The Hindustan Times says that this seven foot basketball player with shoe size 20 would get an estimated wage of 4.9 million dollar for a season.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Petroleum Ministry to invest Rs. 1,300 crore in Telangana this year - The Hindu

Petroleum Ministry to invest Rs. 1,300 crore in Telangana this year - The Hindu


Almost all the dailies carry ongoing reports of the Vasundhara Raje controversy. "No one tainted, no one will quit," says the Asian Age on its front page. "Vasundhara and party unmoved" reports the Indian Express; the Pioneer highlights the Rajasthan Chief Minister's defense of the issue "Signed papers not an affidavit: Raje tells BJP" whereas the Hindu Headlines, " BJP in a fix" and Mail Today declares "RSS shows Red Card to Raje."

Reports of the AAP's first budget find place on the front pages of all news papers. The Times of India says "AAP budget taxes the good life, pumps funds into education, health and welfare." The Hindustan Times reports "AAP pushes 'Swaraj' in maiden budget," explaining that it has created a Swaraj fund which will enable citizens to select and implement programmes prioritised by them.  The Statesman reports that "Congress terms AAP government's first budget 'Bogus'" because the "total budgetary allocation has been reduced."

About the launch of flagship programmes in urban development and housing by the Prime Minister yesterday, The Statesman in its lead story says "PM unveils smart city, housing plans, pitches for FDI in urban development schemes."

Revealing the strong attachment that people have for the banned Maggi noodles, Hindustan Times reports, "Despite ban, Maggi being sold at 102 rupees per packet in South Delhi" adding that it is sold only to familiar customers who express "Dire need."

Friday, June 26, 2015

First Solar commences first India operation in Telangana - Livemint

First Solar commences first India operation in Telangana - Livemint


The Smriti Irani degree case finds top mention in almost all the papers today. The Hindustan Times headlines , 'Smriti faces degrees of trouble' while the Pioneer says "Degree of truth! Smriti in dock", adding 'Delhi Court takes cognizance of misrepresentation of Irani's educational qualification in election affidavits.'

The latest in the Lalit Modi controversy is another story that finds prominence in the papers. "Raje-Lalit link 'proof' emerges, BJP in a fix leads the Asian Age. The paper quotes Home Minister Rajnath Singh as saying "No one will resign, This isn't UPA"

The Hindu quotes the All India Muslim Personal Law Board as saying "Yoga is unacceptable". The paper adds that the organisation mobilises support against Modi Government.

The Indian Express carries a story on its front page quoting Rohini Salian, special public prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, under the headline, "Since this new govt came, I have been told to go soft on accused (Hindu Extremists).

'IIT's Crorepati coaches better off than Duncan Fletcher,' headlines the Economic Times, adding that 'teachers are drawing 1Crore plus salaries at institutes offering coaching for entrance exams to IITs.

All the papers report of the steadily rising Delhi University Cut offs for undergraduate courses. "DU cut offs get absurd, soar beyond 100%", reports The Times of India.

Hindustan Times reports that Delhi is second only to Goa in per capita income according to a Survey. Delhites on an average earn rupees 2.41 lakh a year each, second only to Goa's annual per capita income of rupees 2.85 lakh.

"Kerala nets Steffi Graf to serve Ayurveda campaigns" writes The Hindu. "Steffi Graf to sport Kerala ambassador's cap", reports The Pioneer.

Is Cancer hiding in your home? Well, The Times of India reports, a staggering range of commonly used chemicals - from insecticides to plastic additives to some common medications - used even in very low quantities are likely to cause Cancer.

And finally, The Hindu Business Line under a headline 'VIP buffalo thefts give UP police sleepless nights adding that stolen buffaloes of VIPs are keeping the UP police on their toes.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

'Secret' is out: Congress says Raje backed Lalit Modi in affidavit

'Secret' is out: Cong says Raje backed Lalit Modi in affidavit


The Lalit Modi - Dushyant Singh deal, China blocking India's move in the United Nations demanding action against Pakistan over Lakhvi's release, CBSE to hold All India Pre-medical test on July 25, are some of the stories dominating the front page of newspaper today.

"Discordant BJP voices as Lalitgate row boils headlines the Asian age pointing to BJP MP R.K.Singh saying that help to a fugitive is leagally and morally wrong.

"Karnataka files appeal in Supreme Court against Jayalalitha acquital" is the Hindu headline.

In a heart rending story The Tribune reports the release of 22 Indians in Pak jails aged between 22 & 55 but there are no takers for them despite  frantic search for their families.

"Everyone above the age of 18 who is registered as a voter in Gujarat will have to vote in the local body elections due by October or face penalty - says a front page in Indian Experss. The Gujarat government is all set to modify the law on compulsory voting.

The Hindu carries a picture of women dressed in white sarees amdist flower petals - showing celebrations on International Widows Day in Vrindavan yesterday.

Business Standard reports of food regulator FSSAI wanting a ban on import of Chinese milk and chocolate for 1 year, as it is contaminated with melamine.

60.7 crore subsidy to spice up meals of MPs in Parliament over last 5 years is a report in The Asian Age.

"Defying doomsayers a monsoon delivers 21 percent more at start" says Pioneer on its front page.

The passing away of Titanic composer James Horner in a plane crash, and Sister Nirmala head of missionaries of charity has been reported in almost all newspapers.

And Finally, The Pioneer carries a colorful picture of hundreds of women carrying beautiful decorated pictures on their head in the Kalash procession during in the holy month of Purshottam near Shri Krishna janmsthan temple in Mathura.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Telangana to fight powers to governor in Hyderabad | Zee News

Telangana to fight powers to governor in Hyderabad | Zee News


"Black money: Just chasing it sends wrong signal about India, find out why" headlines The Indian Express quoting Arvind Subramanian adding that "exports of services to GDP ratio falling, that's a worry.

"International Yoga Day has given yoga industry a big boost" says a Hindustan Times report. It has increased the demand for yoga instructors, also gone up tremendously the demand for yoga mats, cushions and accessories.

"India to race past US in 25 years: Softbank's Son" headlines the Economic Times saying the biggest overseas corporate investment commitment in India, to come in a 20 billion dollar super combo with Foxconn and Bharti for Green energy.

Most newspapers have reported of a traditional welcome for 43 Indians who crossed the India-China border at Nathu La as a new and comfortable route to Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage. Thus marking a historic change in Sino-Indian relationship.

And finally, The Hindu Business Line reports of a success story of Chavvi Rajawat, an MBA serving her second term as Sarpanch in Soda, Tonk district of Rajasthan. She has worked hard to bridge the gender and rural urban divide, using her corporate experience.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Law & Order in Hyderabad to remain under Telangana: DGP



Yoga Day is the obvious lead in all newspapers today. The Times of India quips, "Modi is  man of the Mat  turns Rajpath into Yogpath" The Pioneer terms it, "Vishwa Guru! India shows the way on first global Yoga Day".

The Hindustan Times reports, "Thousands at Rajpath but opposition missing", "Sonia, Rahul away on short foreign trip, miss Yoga Day ". The paper also writes, "Kejriwal, Jung keep safe distance" positioning themselves on opposite sides of the central vista at Rajpath.

Papers also report, Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi flaunted UK royal link for travel papers from the UK Home office, invoking the names of Prince Charles and his brother Andrew.

Business Standard writes "compliance window for black money in July" for those with undisclosed income and assets abroad, to declare these without facing prosecution.

"Patently ahead : Karnataka edges out Tamil Nadu in filings' writes the Hindu, saying Patent filings from various entities in Karnataka have shot up by 40 per cent in a year.

The Economic Times brings good news of revival of rains, under the headline "Monsoon faces to  Kashmir from Kanyakumari". The paper states global climatic conditions have given momentum to the monsoon to reach Kashmir in two to four days.

The Indian Express says " Railways to lend a step up to the upper berth" which is difficult to negotiate , with new ladder designs being carried out in trains.

And finaly, The Times of India brings cheer saying, "A New way to replace heart valve offers a ray of hope" to those at high risk from open-heart surgery.

Monday, June 22, 2015

The business of yoga | The Indian Express

The business of yoga | The Indian Express


International Yoga Day being celebrated all over the globe is the lead in most papers today. ‘From Argentina to Australia, gurus take flight for Yoga Day’ is the Times of India headline. ‘Government set to stretch, from Rajpath to Times Square’ writes the Indian Express. ‘World yoga capital set for the big day; says the Hindu, referring to celebrations on the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh. An article titled ‘In search of peace’ in the Tribune, says that a 24/7 connect with everyone and everything but yourself is detrimental, referring to benefits of yoga and meditation.

The Lalit Modi saga continues to figure in many dailies. “Lalit Modi e-mail dirt sent to government in February, law ministry forwarded to CJI last month” states the Indian Express. “Congress to target PM for his silence on charges against party colleagues” is the Hindu headline.

The Hindustan Times reports that the Enforcement Directorate is all set to press money laundering and tax evasion charges against Dushyant Singh, Vasundhara Raje’s son.

Technology comes in handy, both for good and bad. “Eat,pray,fast with Ramzaan phone apps” says the Times of India, of an app which helps keep track of Sehri and iftar timings.

In a move to digitise land records, birth and death certificates, marksheets and other such utilities PM Modi set ot launch digitise India Project on July 1, headlines the Financial Express on Sunday, on its front page.

The Government plans to popularise cashless transactions. Debit Card holders can expect to  use them at more places and without any extra cost, reports the Times of India.

And finally, Good news for Delhiites “Pre-monsoon showers just a week away” says the Hindustan Times.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

#CashforVote scam: Elvis names Chandrababu Naidu in statement


The BJP's decision to reject the demands for the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for their dealings with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi dominates the front pages. The Asian Age quotes the party as saying "Sushma, Raje dont need to resign". Highlighting the Congress reaction, the Hindu reports "Congress warns of stand-off in Parliament".
The havoc caused in Mumbai by the unprecedented rain in the city is prominently noticed on the front pages. Most papers carry pictures of vehicles submerged in water as people wade through waist deep water. The Hindustan Times writes "Mumbai knee-deep in rain mess".
Senior BJP leader L K Advani cancelling his scheduled meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is keenly noticed in the press. The Pioneer writes "Much awaited Advani-Arvind meet put off ; Political circles suspect BJP's role in cancellation".
Meanwhile ,The Mail Today carries a clarification by Mr L K Advani about his controversial remarks on Emergency. The paper writes "Advani clears Emergency air ; says his remarks directed at the Congress".
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is in the news for literally being chased by the law. The Times of India reports "Flagged down for speeding, Sisodia's car races away, caught after 2 kilometer chase".
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi batting for security clearance for the Sun TV Network, whose promoter Kalanithi Maran is being investigated for corruption, is widely reported. The Business Line quotes Mr Rohatgi as saying "Probe into corruption cases cannot be grounds to deny clearance".
The perception that social media usage is essentially an urban phenomenon in India may soon have to change. The Hindu cites a study on social media to report that the number of social media users in the rural areas has doubled in the past year to touch 25 million.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Torrential rainfall brings Mumbai to halt, two dead; downpour in other parts of Maharashtra | Zee News

Torrential rainfall brings Mumbai to halt, two dead; downpour in other parts of Maharashtra | Zee News


The Opposition upping the ante and the NDA governments response to the Lalit Modi controversy, the CBSE asking the Supreme Court for 3 months to conduct afresh the All India Pre Medical Test and the BJP patriarch LK Advani comments made in an Interview sending political circles in a tizzy are some lead stories in papers today.

"Pressure up to sack Raje, shift Sushma; Rifts emerging in BJP ; angry CM to fight it out", writes The Asian Age  while the Hindu says "Why is PM silent, asks Opposition".

The Indian Express reports that, in the first indication that the Lalit Modi fire storm will hit the monsoon session of Parliament , the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that it will be impossible for the PM to face Parliament if Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje were to continue to hold their posts.

Under the Headline “Government gathers foreigners for Rajpath event”, the Hindustan Times writes that the government is trying to rope in foreign faces including sports coaches and scholarship students to add an international flavour to its grand Yoga Day event at Delhi’s Rajpath”. While the Statesman writes “ DU’s foreign students to participate in Yoga Day at Rajpath”.

“Global conflicts displaced a record 60 million people in 2014”, writes the Times of India. The paper adds that globally, one in every 122 persons is now either a refugee, internally displaced or an asylum seeker.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Man awarded capital punishment for raping eight-year-old girl

Man awarded capital punishment for raping eight-year-old girl


Lalitgate and the upcoming Yoga day dominate the headlines today.

“Vasundhra left to fend herself in Lalit storm” leads the Hindustan Times. The Hindu states “Government calls a Congress conspiracy. Pioneer reports “ED likely to serve Red corner notice on Lalit Modi”. While the Indian Express reveals, Lalit Modi had sought advice from a Mumbai lawyer for a higher-up in the Italian marines case.

The Hindustan Times reports “Superfast China bent it for India’s World Yoga Day plan” by signing on as an early co-sponsor of a UN resolution piloted by India. Interestingly, the Pioneer informs, two muslim girls to impart yoga lessons to Amit Shah and other prominent people in Patna on the 21st of June. Both girls are highly skilled in yoga and have represented India at international competitions.

The Indian Express leads with an interview with L.K.Advani, in which the senior BJP leader ahead of the 40th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency on June 25, sounds of a note of caution, saying “Forces that can crush democracy are stronger... I don’t have the confidence emergency cannot happen again”.

Papers also widely notice the Union Cabinet giving its approval to the ambitious “Housing for all by 2022” scheme. The Hindu writes “Government plans 20 million houses for urban poor”. The Indian Express reports “Housing for all cleared, more will benefit: income cap up to 6 lakh rupees”.

“Discoms will pay you for unplanned outages now” is a front page story in the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer reports, “Kejriwal government to approach DERC to impose penalty for unscheduled electricity cuts”.

The Asian Age reports “Police to speed up cases on Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs”. The Hindustan Times writes “21 AAP MLAs under cops' radar”.

The Asian Age informs, India’s top education panel, the Central Advisory Board of Education has been reconstituted, and could effect major policy shift including reintroduction of mandatory class 10 board exams.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

#CashforVote scam row turns into one-on-one battle | Business Line

Scam row turns into one-on-one battle | Business Line


The Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi controversy continues to dominate the headlines today."Lalit Modi storm grows to engulf Vasundhara", headlines the Hindustan Times."Centre stands rock solid behind Sushma", writes the Pioneer."Congress wants SC-monitored SIT probe into 'Modigate'", reports the Statesman.

Asian Age, Pioneer and The Statesman report that the long pending "one rank one pension"scheme for ex-servicemen may be rolled out ahead of assembly polls in Bihar.Government is trying to work out all the modalities prior to September- October.

"New tenancy law framed, rental housing set to grow", headlines The Hindustan Times, adding 'Rent authority special court to greatly help ease housing problem'.

"More aid to Jammu & Kashmir, boost for tourism", reports the Asian Age. The Tribune writes "1667 crore rupees aid for flood-ravaged J&K".

All most all the papers report that Delhi Universities St. Stephens College on Tuesday released its first cut off list for admission under graduate courses. The cut off bar for English is at a whopping 99 per cent and Economics is at 98.5 per cent.

The Times of India says "To prevent epidemics, American tech company Microsoft is developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs of potentially harmful viruses being spread by them".

"Foul air killing up to 80 Delhiites a day, claims study", writes the Times of India, adding 'Clean up can prevent 4 lakh deaths in India.

When is a minute not a minute? Well, Asian Age reports that at 2359 Greenwich Mean time on June 30 the world will experience a minute that will last 61 seconds. The reason for the weird event is something called the leap second.

And finally, good news for chocolate lovers. The Times of India reports that eating up to 100 g of milk chocolate or dark chocolate every day is tied  to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, a new study has claimed.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TCS sets up facility for Next Gen Tech Solutions in Hyderabad - The Hindu

TCS sets up facility for Next Gen Tech Solutions in Hyderabad - The Hindu


 “The Sushma Swaraj - Lalit Modi Controversy, Petrol Prices being hiked and diesel reduced and the armed forces veterans going on a relay fast across India asking for one Rank one Pension are some lead stories in papers today.

“Space Shrinks for Sushma - BJP in siders say damage to parties image from Lalit Modi Episode before monsoon session and Bihar polls could be decider”, writes the Mail Today.

The Hindustan Times writes that  with PM Narendra Modi being committed to the one Rank One Pension scheme for the armed forces, the Finance and Defence Ministries are working towards hammering out a consensus formula on the proposed retirement benefits.

In news that has disappointed health workers, the Indian Express reports that Barely 6 months after being hounoured by the World Health Organisation for its strict tax regime on tobacco  products, the Rajasthan govt has Slashed taxes on tobacco products like cigrattes and Gutka by as much as 20 %.

The Hindu writes that Delhi has emerged as most uncaring of the elderly, with a multi city survey finding that  92% of young delhites were not willing to act to prevent abuse of senior citizens.

In news related to the ripples caused by the Maggi Noodles controversy, the Times of India writes: “Nestle India set to take 320 crore, rupee hit on Maggi recall. “ “Australia Suspends Imports of Maggi packs from India” and “ Tata starbucks withdraws 12 ingredients pending approval from the central foods Safety Regulator.

And finally, In heartening for those who love their sleep and get it too, the Hindustan Times says  that people who sleep for less than 7 hrs were up to 4 times more likely to suffer a stroke and doubled their risk of a heart attack.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

'PM Modi should sack Sushma Swaraj': Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Centre over Lalit Modi row

'PM Modi should sack Sushma Swaraj': Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Centre over Lalit Modi row


The controversy about Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj helping Lalit Modi with a travel document finds front page mention in almost all newspapers.

“BJP backs Sushma in Lalit Modi storm”. Opposition bays for minister’s resignation after she admits to helping former IPL chief”, says the Hindustan Times.

“Another modi, haunts Sushma” headlines The Economic Times.

 The Tribune reports of Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelling his visit to Punjab on 19th June to mark the 350th foundation anniversary of Anandpur Saheb as a fall-out between BJP and Sheromani Akali Dal over shifting of dreaded terrorist Devender Bhullar, from Tihar to Amritsar jail.

The Hindu headlines that “4,300 from  Afghanistan, Pakistan get citizenship -  India has over 2 lakh refugees from these countries.

The Hindu also carries a report of Journalist Jagendra Singh of UP having exposed cases of alleged corruption, illegal mining and land mafia that got him killed.“Ram Murti Verma can have me killed” he had written on Facebook.

After Nestle, it is Heinz company, Now “Complan” gets notice for having a can of worms, literally so reports Mail Today.

The Asian Age reports on its front page about the first visually challenged officer set to join Foreign services - She is Beno Zahphine from Tamil Nadu.

And finally, The Tribune also carries an inspiring story about a hostel warden of Maharishi Dayanand University who lost both her arms in a rail accident but did not lose heart. She practiced writing with her foot and successfully completed her MA and PHD in Sanskrit - not just that Dr Sunita Makhan has 24 medals in athletics too.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hyderabad student shot dead by unidentified men in Florida for refusing 'iPhone' | Zee News

Hyderabad student shot dead by unidentified men in Florida for refusing 'iPhone' | Zee News


Winds at 84 kilometer per hour and rain which lashed Delhi and NCR yesterday feature on the front page of the Hindustan Times, Times of India and The Indian Express. "Dust storm rattles Delhi but brings much needed rain too", is the Hindustan Times headline. The Times of India says "Wet spell here to stay".

"Noodle soup thickens" writes Mail Today adding that fresh tests put Top Ramen and Chings under the scanner.

The Tribune's lead story is the death of 5 people when lethal ammonia gas leaked from a tanker near Ludhiana on Friday night. "17 of 190 hospitalised critical" writes the paper.

"Sanitation strike over, but dirt in Delhi still flies" says the Asian Age. "Politicians appear only after capitals garbage disappears" comments Mail Today. "Swachh politics angers residents of east Delhi" writes the Hindustan Times.

Tomar's fake degree figures in many papers. "Varsity staff under scanner" says the Statesman. "Court extends Tomar's police remand for 2 days" writes the Hindu.

Good news for diabetics. The Times of India reports on its front page of a new diabetes drug which will lower treatment costs by about 60 percent.

With international yoga day fast approaching, the Indian Express reports that some 45 thousand people are expected to set a record as they practice asanas on India Gate lawns. " Yoga tours to help boost tourism now" writes the Hindustan Times, as it reports of the tourism ministry's initiative to use yoga to attract travellers.

"Boys are officers" is the caption of a picture in the Tribune of newly commissioned army officers celebrating after their passing out parade in Dheradun. "Army inducts 687 cadets as officers" writes the paper.

And finally, the Hindustan Times has an interesting picture on its page one plus, captioned " The oldest newly weds". It shows a British couple who got married yesterday. The groom is 103 and the bride 91. As they say, age is just a number".

Sunday, June 14, 2015

UP journalist 'burnt alive': 5 policemen suspended; family seeks CBI probe | Zee News

UP journalist 'burnt alive': 5 policemen suspended; family seeks CBI probe | Zee News


No relief for Nestle India on Maggi, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission hiking power tariff by 6 percent, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley urging banks to cut interest rates further are some front page stories in papers today.

"Best yet to come, says Jaitley", says the Hindustan Times in an exclusive story writing that according to the Finance Minister, India may have become the worlds fastest growing major economy but is still in recovery mode and the best is yet to come.

In the ongoing NJAC hearing in the Supreme Court, the government says "Tax payers have right to know judges' quality" writes the Statesman.

Chairman "Yudishter " for FTII, students protest ", reports the Economic Times. The paper writes that the appointment of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan, who played 'Yudhister in BR Chopra's Mahabharat serial as the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India has evoked angry protests from the students.

The Statesman writes that, Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shahryar Khan confirmed today that a deal had been struck with Zimbabwe but rubbished claims that the African side had been "bribed" into touring Pakistan.

" Illegal Yamuna colonies doomed" headlines the Mail Today. The paper adds " Centre sets up next flash point with AAP as DDA strikes at parties vote bank; says river plain houses wont be legalized and some may be razed.

"From nothing but waste and rock, he built everything" writes the Indian Express reporting on the passing away of  Nek Chand Saini, the man behind Chandigarh's iconic Rock Garden, at the age of 90.

And finally, in good news from the world of Science, the Times of India writes that in a first, Scientists have found a cure for untreatable wounds, by growing muscles stem cells in a lab to heal injuries.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Telangana to develop six industrial corridors

Telangana to develop six industrial corridors


    Different newspapers have different headlines today."Myanmar raid sets off Indo-Pak war of words is the Hindustan Times headline. "Bihar to see BJP Ghar Waapsi says Lalu"  is the Asian Age story on its front page.

    "Muslim groups back Yoga day, Catholics unhappy headlines the Hindu. The Indian Express carries a story on Bibek Debroy committee report on restructuring of Indian Railway asking for getting a regulator for 5 years, then scrapping the Rail Budget.

    Let private players run and maintain passenger trains suggests panel is the Times of India headline.Nek Chand, the creator of Rock Garden in Chandigarh passes away at 90 says the Tribune on its front page. Padma Shri Nek Chand began creating the beautiful Rock Garden out of waste material from demolition sites in 1976 and had created similar works all over the world.

    Hindustan Times reports that the government could soften its stance on the contention land legislation quoting the law minister Sadanand Gowda."Bureaucrats return to roots for reality check" is a Business Standard headline. On the advice of PM Narendra Modi bureaucrats are now visiting the place of their first posting and returning overwhelmed, says the report sharing experiences of secretaries Bimal Julka, Anita Agnihotri and Anil Swaroup.

    Most newspapers have reported of a rare plasma exchange that took place in Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi - a boy who had consumed a mosquito repellent was saved after his plasma was cleaned for 60 hours.Today is World Day against Child Labor. Nobal laureate Kailash Satyarthi on the op-ed page Tribune quotes a study that every extra year of schooling provided to the whole population can increase average annual GDP growth by 0.37 per cent.

    And finally, Haryana with its skewed sex ratio has found a unique way of promoting Beti-Bachao-Beti-Padao--. The Sarpanch of Bibipur village has a competition of selfies of fathers with Daughters - the best one wins 2,100 rupees in cash and a trophy says an Indian Express report. The competition has become a rage.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fast food centres widely use MSG

Fast food centres widely use MSG


    The first of its kind surgical strike by the Indian army on two militant camps in Myanmar on Tuesday dominates headlines this morning.The Tribune quotes the government as saying "Myanmar offensive lesson to terror groups"."Myanmar was a foolproof op"writes the Pioneer."Myanmar denies Indian forces attacked insurgents"states the Asian Age,adding "more such hot pursuits not ruled out".
    The latest on the Jitender Tomar fake degree case continues to find top mention in all the newspapers. "Tomar lost for words in Faizabad"headlines the Hindustan Times. "UP varsity denies it issued Tomar gradudation certificate", states the The Times of India.
    "Government clears Rupees 6,000 crore soft loans for sugar mills", headlines the Business Standard, adding "Payment to be made directly to farmers, industry unhappy, says glut woes not addressed." The other papers also carry this story.
    The latest embarrassment for the AAP party came when former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharati's wife Lipika Mitra filed a case of domestic violence against him. All the papers take note of this story.
    The Times of India reports, that debt ridden 62 year old marginal farmer, who had met Rahul Gandhi during his tour of Punjab in April and sought his help, committed suicide on Wednesday.
    The Hindu reports that the Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed petitions by Sun TV and Kal Comm Pvt. Ltd challenging attachment of some of their assests estimated at Rs. 742 crore by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with Aircel-Maxis case.
    "Rampant sexual abuse is a real nightmare in Tihar", reports The Times of India. The paper writes that despite prison reforms carried out over the years, penitentiaries continue to be exceedingly cruel places, especially for those who can not defend themselves against bullies and predators.
    And finally, The Hindustan Times reports that a 28 year old woman has become the first person in the world to give birth to a healthy baby using ovarian tissue that was removed and frozen in her childhood.

Chandrababu Naidu can't escape from law: KCR | Business Standard News #CashforVote

Naidu can't escape from law: KCR | Business Standard News


The continuing power tussle in Delhi, with the arrest and resignation of the Delhi Law Minister and the Army operation in Myanmar, make the major headlines today.

"Capital row after arrest of Delhi Minister over fake degree" writes the Hindu Business Line. The Pioneer states "Delhi Law Minister quits after 4-day lock-up order".

The Business Standard reports the Union Home Ministry withdrew Joint Commissioner of Police, Mukesh Meena as Chief of Anti - Corruption Branch (ACB) after the Delhi government said there was no such post. The Pioneer, however, states "Meena defies AAP government, takes charges as ACB chief".

"Message to neighbors: Army enters Myanmar in hot pursuit of rebels" is the lead in The Times of India. The Indian Express headlines it as "Cross-border strike for cross-border terror: Army enters Myanmar to hit Naga militants".

The Hindustan Times reports, "NCR expands to include three new districts" making it the largest national capital region in the world.

The Pioneer carries Home Minster Rajnath Singh's announcement of a 100-km ring road by 2017 to unclog Lucknow.

The Indian Express reports, all government officials above the rank of under secretary have been issued circulars by their ministries, asking them to attend Yoga classes, in the run-up to the International Yoga Day on the 21st of June.

In what could be bad news for India on the Monsoon front, the Hindu Business Line mentions, Australia's Met department warns of El Nino scorcher,   not seen since 1997.

The Hindustan Times reports " India attempts flexible use of airspace to cut time and costs"  which could allow commercial flights over restricted zones with prior approval from defence authorities.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Month-long probe led to Delhi law minister Tomar’s arrest

Month-long probe led to Delhi law minister Tomar’s arrest


Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav finally confirming that Nitish Kumar will be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the JD(U) - RJD combine for the upcoming Bihar Polls, is a front page news this morning. "To block BJP, Lalu chooses Nitish over Ego," headlines The Indian Express. "Rahul's nudge, forces Lalu to back Nitish as Bihar Chief Minister", headlines The Times of India.

The other big story this morning is of Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung appointing senior Delhi Police officer Mukesh Kumar Meena  as the Chief of the capitals Anti Corruption Branch and further straining the already troubled ties with the Kejriwal Government. Hindustan Times writes that Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has alleged a conspiracy and has questioned the credentials of Meena.

"Stung Naidu comes out gunning for KCR", headlines Hindustan Times adding that Naidu warned Rao of consequences, accusing the neighbouring state of tapping his phones and using doctored tapes to corner him over the cash-for-vote scam.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has denied sanction to the CBI to prosecute four Intelligence Bureau officers in the Ishrat Jahan case, reports the Indian Express.  The Home Minister said after going through all the files pertaining to the case, that sanction was denied as there wasn't sufficient evidence.

For the first time since its launch on Nov 5, 2013, ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission will operate autonomously and will be cut off completely from ground stations for 15 days as a result of what is known as Mars Conjunction, a phenomenon during which the sun will disrupt communication between the two. The space craft completed 259 days in the Mars orbit yesterday.

And finally, The Times of India reports that the Center has decided to drop 'Surya Namaskar' from the asanas to be performed by the people across the country to commemorate International Yoga Day on June, 21. The trimming of the drill is aimed at catering to the sensibilities of minorities in the wake of opposition from Muslim groups.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WTF headline of the day: 'How Dare You Conspire Against Me?' Chandrababu Naidu Takes on KCR Over Cash-for-Votes Allegations

'How Dare You Conspire Against Me?' Chandrababu Naidu Takes on KCR Over Cash-for-Votes Allegations


The conclusion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two day visit to Bangladesh gets top billing in the papers today. Highlighting his address to students of the Dhaka University  and a cross section of Bangladeshi society, the Times of India writes "PM ends Bangla visit with anti-terror talk".

Political manouvering in Bihar ahead of assembly elections is prominently noticed on the front pages. "RJD, JD(U) to fight Bihar polls together" reports the Pioneer. The Hindu adds " SP brokers deal, but Lalu not ready to accept Nitish as leader".

In the midst of the raging controversy over how safe Maggi noodles are, there's an interesting nugget reported in the papers today. The Tribune says "Maggi in soup : 445 crore rupees on ads, mere 19 crore rupees for quality check".

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's objection to making yoga compulsory in schools is widely noticed in the press. The Indian Express writes "Muslim law board to campaign against making yoga compulsory for kids". The Hindu quotes Board Member Kamal Farooqi as saying "Surya Namaskar against Islam".

The Financial Express states that starting Monday. the country's Mars mission will enter a black-out phase as all communication with the Mangalyaan satellite will be snapped for 15 days. This will happen because the Sun will block Mars from the Earth.

With world football in the grip of a bribery scandal, the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to be hosted by Russia and Qatar could be in jeopardy report the papers. "Russia, Qatar could lose cup" writes the Asian Age.

And finally, a jumbo first for the country, quite literally! The Pioneer informs us of the country's first exclusive hospital for elephants which is to come up in Mannuthy, in Kerala. It will have an in-patient treatment facility for 10 elephants at a time.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Transcript of Chandrababu Naidu's telephonic talk with MLA Elvys Stephenson

Transcript of Chandrababu's telephonic talk with TRS MLA: Transcript of Chandrababu's telephonic talk with TRS MLA


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's, visit to Bangladesh makes for front page news in almost all newspapers.

" In India, Bangladesh makes history with land swap", headlines the Financial Express.

The Pioneer says "Hasina Maan Jaayegi", as the 2 countries agree to curb human trafficking and fake Indian currency.

The National Intelligence Agency will probe the killing of 18 army men in Manipur as they suspect involvement of Jamaat-Ud-Dava says the Pioneer.

"Kalia justice still a far cry", is an Asian Age headlines. The report points to the heinous and inhuman torture of Captain Saurabh Kalia and his colleages during the Kargil war as a gross violation of the Geneva convention.

The Financial Express reports that Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation is all set to introduce mining tourism for the first time in the Country.Also an app will be launched soon for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in Nashik commencing on July 14.

There are 32 sanctioned posts of food safety officers in Delhi of which 20 posts have been lying vacant for more than a year now says the Mail Today front page story.

In yet another startling survey, commenting on the poor quality of air in Delhi - 3 out of 4 children in 8-14 year age groups have weak lungs in a Hindustan Times survey.

The Hindu also reports in a box that Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala will get a new mast in one year. The current mast will be replaced with a teak one and a 64 year old tree has been identified but will be finalised after Vaastu clarification.

According to a survey conducted by IMRB - Indian market research Bureau, across 7 major cities, 80 % of Indian diet are deficient in protein - that's a report in the Hindu.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Mumbai high-rise fire: Seven dead, at least 25 rescued; situation under control | Zee News

Mumbai high-rise fire: Seven dead, at least 25 rescued; situation under control | Zee News


Maggi taken off shelves across India is covered extensively by all papers. "FSSAI trashes Nestles safety claim - food safety watchdog stops production, import and sale of noodles brand", is the Business Standard headline. The Times of India writes that now Complan and Kellogg brands are under the lens too.

Prime Minister Modi's Bangladesh trip finds wide coverage. "In Dhaka, Prime Minister to loosen purse strings", is a Hindu headline. The paper adds that India may commit a 4-5 billion dollar aid to Bangladesh.

The army launching a major offensive in Manipur with its 1500 km unfenced border with Myanmar sealed figures on the front pages of the Hindustan Times and the Indian Express. " Massive ops to hunt militants", is the Asian Age headline, adding that the Army admits intelligence failure.

"Kerala finally gets monsoon solace", says the Tribune. The Hindustan Times informs that 24 days is how long it will take the monsoon to reach Delhi.

Kashmiri separatist leader declaring he is Indian only as far as his passport is concerned is featured in Mail Today. "Pakistan at heart, Geelani turns Indian for passport", writes the Pioneer.

Parupalli Kashyap doing India proud by becoming the first Indian in 14 years to claim victory, after defeating a world number one in men's singles badminton is reported by the Indian Express.

The Indian archery team pulling out of the World Youth Archery Championships in the U.S is termed as a "lost chance" by the Times of India. The paper says "US denies visa to 20 junior archers fearing no return".

Good news for Delhi commuters. Most papers have reported of the opening of the ITO metro station on Monday.

And finally, do have a look at an endearing photo of the world's most powerful man - Barack Obama - on all fours - playing with a baby at the Oval office. It appears  in the Times of India.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says PM Narendra Modi taking 'revenge' for losing Delhi - The Economic Times

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says PM Narendra Modi taking 'revenge' for losing Delhi - The Economic Times


The attack on army personnel by militants in Manipur dominates the front pages. " 20 soldiers killed in Manipur ambush : Three groups jointly claim responsibility" reports the Hindu.

The controversy over the safety of Maggi noodles continues to be tracked in the press. The Times of India writes "Nestle pulls out Maggi as Center considers ban : 6 more States bar product after tests".

China's response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal  to clarify positions on the Line of Actual Control is succinctly summed up in the Pioneer which states "China rejects India's proposal on LAC clarity : Wants agreement with India on code of conduct at border".

All the papers take note of the press conference addressed by Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh in Jammu. On the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA, the Tribune reports him as saying "Centre will let Forces decide AFSPA fate". The Indian Express quotes him as saying "Amarnath Yatra can be held throughout the year".

A dramatic chase by Delhi cops to rescue a traffic constable who was abducted by the occupants of a truck from a check point in the Capital is widely noticed. "cop hostage, 20 police vans chase truck in city" says the Times of India.

Most papers take note of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's meeting with Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai and other civil society activists. "Rahul takes on govt., offers support to Greenpeace activist" writes the Hindustan Times.

The Business Standard informs that in a meeting with Chief Executives of public sector banks  on June 12, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will seek an explanation from them as to why they are reluctant to cut interest rates inspite of the 75 basis point rate cut by the RBI since January.

And finally, Disney entertainment parks across the USA are in the news and not for their lovable cartoon characters like Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse. The Hindu's Business Line reports "Not so amusing : Disney replaces 250 staff with Indian H-1B workers".

Friday, June 5, 2015

18 Army Personnel Killed in Ambush in Manipur; Army Planning Counter-Terror Operations

18 Army Personnel Killed in Ambush in Manipur; Army Planning Counter-Terror Operations


    The Maggi Noodles row continues to dominate the headlines in newspapers today.
    "2-minute Maggi Now Turns a 24x7 crisis", comments the Economic Times. The Indian Express reports "Centre steps in, complains to consumer Commission". The Hindustan Times cites a webpoll finding 72 percent respondents have stopped eating Maggi after failed safety tests.
    India and US renewing their defence framework agreement is also widely noticed in the press. The Asian Age reports "India, US all set to expand defence links".
    The Times of India reports in its front page of Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif describing Kashmir as 'an unfinished agenda of Partition". Papers also report Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar justifying his remarks on using terrorists to end terror, saying, it has irked Pakistan. The Pioneer quotes him as saying, 'Pak ko mirchi lagi hai woh bhi Andhra ki' .
    The Hindu informs, amidst growing concern over Islamic State terror and radicalisation, former Intelligence Bureau Chief, Asif Ibrahim has been appointed as PM's special envoy on counter terror.
    The Asian Age reports, "States back new Rajnath strategy to fight Naxals", in the first major success of the NDA government in its new anti-Naxal policy.
    And finally, the Mail Today reports of a Kolkata Cabbie, who has found a unique way to beat the heat, with orchids in earthen tubs inside the cab and green grass on the cab's rooftop.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Maggi in hot water as Indian states take it off shelves

Maggi in hot water as Indian states take it off shelves


    The bleak Monsoon prediction by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) finds top mention in papers today. "Monsoon forecast cut to deficient, drought feared", headlines the Hindustan Times. The paper adds Science Minister Harsh Vardhan invokes 'God's favour'. "IMD's bleakest forecast ever, second straight drought this year", "Rains Pegged at 88%, last such spell 30 years ago, leads the Times of India.
    The RBI cutting repo-rate is another story that is dominating the headlines this morning."RBI cuts repo rate third time in a row, hints at long pause", is the headline in the Financial Express.
    The Indian Express quotes the Prime Minister saying to Muslim leaders that "Will respond even if you knock at mid night".
    "Easing of visa rules may fill forex coffers" writes the Hindu, adding "Number of foreign tourists expected to see an increase".
    The latest power tussle between Arvind Kejriwal government and the Lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung is widely reported in the papers. " Jung is on as AAP government riles L-G" writes the Pioneer. "Kejriwal Jung in a fresh stand-off" headlines the Statesman.
    "Food Cos Look for Safety valve post Maggi fiasco" write the Economic Times, adding "As more states start action against Nestle, other companies highlight safety aspect."
    Hindustan Times reports that a Parliamentary panel may recommend a new permissible limit for call - drops lower than the 2% set by Trai and may seek a penalty on telecom operators for calls that get abruptly disconnected.
    The Hindustan Times reports that a day after rain on Monday air quality improves in polluted Delhi, and residents breath clean air.
    And finally, parents take note ! Well, the Times of India reports that researchers  have found that the so-called 'helicopter parenting' or over-involvement in the lives of children is detrimental to kids, regardless how loving and supportive the parents might be.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president amid corruption scandal - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president amid corruption scandal - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi slamming hate mongering and up holding religious freedom, the Karnataka Govt. deciding to move the Supreme Court to appeal against the Jyalalitha Verdict, and the finalisation of names of new Chief Information Commissioner and Central vigilance Commissioner are some front page stories in papers today.

"Modi Govt. wakes up to captain courage", says the Mail Today, writing that the govt. will seek the Supreme Court's permission to move the International Court of Justice on Saurabh Kalia's brutal torture and killing by Pakistani forces.

In growing recognition of Highlighting the hazards of air pollution, The Times of India leads with the story that according to the world health organization, Air Pollution is the world's top environmental health risk, adding that it causes 1 in 8 deaths, globally.

The Tribune writes that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's decision to buy only 36 Rafale fighter Jets from France instead of the proposed 126 has not found favour with the Indian Air Force.

And finally, in empowering news for consumers, The Hindustan Times writes that the country's two main consumer laws are set for an overhaul to give buyers larger protection. The Consumer Affairs Ministry has finalized a set of amendments for creating a National Consumer Protection Authority, that will, for the first time, extend "class action suits", a legal tool, to consumer laws.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Firm, first steps after formation - The Hindu #Telangana

Government to Take Up Kargil Martyr Saurabh Kalia's Case in International Court if Supreme Court Allows: Sushma Swaraj

Government to Take Up Kargil Martyr Saurabh Kalia's Case in International Court if Supreme Court Allows: Sushma Swaraj


The PM's comments during his monthly "Mann ki Baat" radio programme are highlighted by this morning's Press. The Asian Age writes, PM Narendra Modi said, 'Criticism and debate are vital in a democracy, welcome it'. He asked ex-servicemen, agitated over the delay in implementation of the promised " One rank one Pension scheme" to give him some more time to address the vexed issue.    

The Indian Express notes that less  than a week before PM Narendra Modi travels to Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has ruled out the signing of the Teesta-water-sharing agreement with Dhaka during the trip, and they have to first take the state of West Bengal  on board.

Dainik Bhaskar on its front page reports that in case of a  call drop, the mobile phone users in the country will get the money back in the form of balance credit in their account. This arrangement is likely to be implemented from August under the watch of TRAI.

Government-judiciary rift leaves 100 judges post's vacant, writes The Times of India. At least 125 names, shortlisted and recommended by collegiums of various high court in the country for appointment as judges, are stuck as the Centre is involved in a bitter legal battle with the higher judiciary over the National Judicial Appointment commission's constitutionality, composition and powers.

The health ministry is planning an Exit  Exam for MBBS students graduates from govt as well as private colleges, reports The Times of India. The move comes in the wake of concerns over quality of doctor's in the country.

And finally, Hindustan Times reports of scientists at IIT Roorkee who have come up with a new construction technique for earthquake resistant housing, using recycled pieces of rubber tyres.

Monday, June 1, 2015

TDP MLA trapped for offering Rs 50 lakh bribe to legislator | Latest News

TDP MLA trapped for offering Rs 50 lakh bribe to legislator | Latest News


Most papers today lead with the land ordinance re - promulgated by the cabinet. While the tribune says 'Congress dubs  it insult to parliament and 'travesty of justice',  the Indian Express and the Financial Express, quoting PM Modi write 'Land bill not a matter of life or death for me'.

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi's jibe of 'suit boot ki sarkar', The Hindustan Times and the Asian Age, quoting the PM write 'Suit boot is better than suitcase', and that 'congress has no concrete issues left to target NDA with now, we have kept promise of acche din'.

The Hindustan Times has a picture of BJP protestors outside Kejriwal's residence.' AAP clams up as BJP, Congress step up surveillance protest' writes the paper.

Its the peak of summer. The Times of India headline reads  'Your'e experiencing world's 5th deadliest heatwave ever' and the 2nd most fatal in Indian history'. As the death toll due to heat has crossed the 2000 mark, the Hindustan Times writes on its front page that 'heat now second largest natural killer of Indians'.

In a shocking revelation, the Times of India reports ' Babus ate up Rs. 100 crore aid for Uttarakhand flood victims'. The paper adds that the amount spent on each official per day was 7000 rupees in worst hit Rudraprayag, as they gorged on mutton and gulab jamuns.

With the row over Maggi Noodles escalating, the Hindu says ' UP sues Nestle in Maggi Case'. 'Cases on Nestle, Amitabh, Madhuri, Preity over Maggi' writes the Asian Age.

And finally, a heart warming news item in the Times of India, which restores ones faith in humanity reports of goodwill between Hindus and Muslims in Zalak apartments in the previously riot hit Ahmedabad. ' In Gujarat’s largest muslims ghetto, a Zalak of communal harmony' says the paper.