Thursday, July 30, 2015

Here's what happens to your body an hour after your drink Coke

Here's what happens to your body an hour after your drink Coke

    Yakub Memon's hanging is the obvious lead in all newspapers today.
    "Yakub Memon runs out of time "headlines The Hindustan Times , reporting, "Police constable who hanged Kasab picked for Yakub". Indian Express observes "Family sends cake for his birthday as prison turns fortress." The Pioneer states "93 blasts' victims get justice at last", while also noticing, "Rajiv's killers spared gallows as SC turns down curative petition".
    "Last Salam to man who Ignited Minds" as Kalam to be laid to rest at 11 am today, is the Pioneer's tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam, with a poignant photograph of a child kissing the photo of the former president. Indian Express observes "Ganesan, 54, orphan, will lay Kalam to rest" as the man chosen to dig the grave to lay to rest the 11th President of India. The Hindu reports on the "Online clamour to name Delhi's Aurangzeb road after Kalam."
    "Is ISIS 'planning' attack on India to 'provoke' US?" asks the Asian Age, a story on the front page of Times of India and Hindustan Times as well, based on a purported Islamic State recruitment manual, found in Pakistan.
    Economic Times notes "Delhi roads may not see Ola, Uber traffic" as Delhi High Court refuses interim relief to Ola and tells state government to strictly enforce ban on taxi app companies.
    Hindustan Times highlights Microsoft releases the much-awaited Windows 10, its latest operating system, in 190 countries at once.
    And finally,  the Hindu states, the iconic dabbawalas of Mumbai are now just a click away, as they go online !

Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013' - BBC News

Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013' - BBC News


Reports and photographs of tributes and homage being paid to "The people's President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam", as the nation pays a tearful farewell to him, is splashed across  the pages of newspapers today. "Nation says farewell from heart", leads The Pioneer.  "India bids adieu to Kalam", headlines the Asian Age adding "State funeral to be held in Rameshwarm tomorrow".

"Bharat has lost its Ratna", writes the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the editorial page of the Times of India, adding "But Abdul Kalam's  light will guide us to his dream destination : India as knowledge superpower".

Writing on the last ditch fight of Yakub Memon with hours left for hanging the Hindu leads "Yakub plea goes to new Bench as judges differ". The Indian Express quotes Justice Dave as saying "Hope you know who you are trying to save", while it also quotes Justice Joseph as saying "Not  powerless to protect right to life".

On Punjab terror attack, the Times of India headlines "Punjab killers' GPS sets nail Pak hand in strike".  "GPS data reveals Dinanagar was on target", writes the Tribune.

"Raped 14 year old may get right to abort late", headlines The Mail Today adding, "SC leaves it to doctors to decide if victim's six-month old foetus can be terminated."

Writing on India embarking on a two pronged Pakistan policy, the Hindustan Times in a special report writes that "talks are set to go ahead, but Pak terror on India hit list".

"Rural Ministry plan: roll back Land Bill's key problem clauses", headlines The Indian Express.

The Hindu reports, that the controversial Gujarat control of Terrorism and Organised Crime bill, 2015, has been sent back to the state following an objection by the Information Technology Ministry.

And finally, "Nepal breaks 300 year old tradition for animals' sake", reports the Pioneer adding, "Gadimal's Temple trust cancels the world's biggest animal sacrifice event indefinitely".

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam- Apple of children's eyes! | Zee News

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam- Apple of children's eyes! | Zee News


Photographs and headlines of India's well-loved 'Missile Man', Ex president, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passing away at IIM Shillong last evening, fill the pages of news papers this morning. "People's President Joins the stars" headlines The Times of India. The Hindu writes 'Ex President, Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam was the far-sighted architect of India's space and missile programmes, an institution builder and a visionary, who always wanted to build a strong and self reliant India. His body will be flown to his residence - 10 Rajaji Marg New Delhi this morning, reports The Indian Express.

Terror striking Punjab near Gurdaspur yesterday, is also extensively reported upon. The Tribune headline reads "Terror again: They came to kill, got killed". The paper added- Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has said that the border should be effectively sealed by the Centre from terrorists across the border.

Railways track man, Ashwani Saini, turned out to be the savior  for 270 passengers travelling on the Amritsar bound passenger train. This also reported by The Tribune.

Congress member, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was, yesterday, suspended from the Lok Sabha for the day by speaker Sumitra Mahajan - for insulting the Chair after he banged a placard on her desk - though the House did manage to get some work done. The day clearly belonged to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, reports The Asian Age.

Indian Express writes For the first time NCERT has come out with an exhaustive list of learning indicators for students of classes I to VIII.

Final view on RBI veto to be taken only after consultaions says government - reports Hindustan Times.

And finally,.. The Financial Express headlines "Signs of revival: Monsoon deficiency declines to 4 per cent.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

APJ Abdul Kalam: A scientist who led from the front

APJ Abdul Kalam: A scientist who led from the front

Newspapers Headlines:-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation in his Mann Ki Baat series on All India Radio is prominently noticed on the front pages. "PM hails Kargil soldiers, promises road safety Bill" reports the Indian Express.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan's tweets against the death sentence for Yakub Memon in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts gets wide coverage. The Times of India writes "Sallu tweets hang tiger, not Yakub, retreats after outrage".

The death of two persons in police firing as a mob protested the suicide of a girl after she was teased by some youths in UP's Hamirpur district is highlighted in most papers. "UP firing deaths: top cop suspended" reports the Statesman.

A late night meeting between BJP leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has the press guessing about whats brewing. "Ignored Shatrughan meets BJP enemy, says who knows future" reports the Tribune. The Hindu writes "Still with BJP, asserts Shatrughan".

In a special story the Tribune writes that the government has ordered the blocking of at least 40 webpages with inflammatory content relating to a minority community including posts on social media and popular video sharing platforms.

The Asian Age, citing experts at the country's premier health institute AIIMS, reports that the average age of people suffering from oral cancer has fallen from 55 years to 35 years in the last 25 years.

And finally, news of a mobile app which can make life much easier for you. The Indian Express says that an IAS couple from Punjab have created an app that can help you locate the nearest public toilet and even tell you how clean it is.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mann ki Baat: Govt to provide cashless treatment to road accident victims, says PM Modi | Zee News

Mann ki Baat: Govt to provide cashless treatment to road accident victims, says PM Modi | Zee News


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bihar to launch several schemes dominates the front pages. Referring to the alliance between the JD(U) and Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD, The Tribune quotes the Prime Minister as saying "Nitish backstabbed Bihar for Lalu". With regard to Mr Modi reportedly finding fault with Nitish Kumar's DNA for allying with the RJD, the Pioneer quotes the Bihar Chief Minister as saying "It does not behove a PM to use such language".

A Delhi court's decision on the IPL-6 spot fixing case is prominently noticed on the front pages. "Sreesanth, 35 others let off IPL spot-fixing hook" reports the Hindustan Times. The Times of India reports the court as saying "Dawood link not proved, MCOCA wont apply".

The All India Pre-Medical Test or AIPMT held yesterday after the Suprme court had cancelled the May 3 test is widely noticed. The Times of India writes "Many skip pre-med retest amid face off over faith : Muslim student, Nun refuse to remove religious attire". The Tribune in a front page story states "33% candidates skip AIPMT retest".

The comments made by the Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi issue draw wide attention.  The Indian Express quotes him as saying "Leftists refuse to believe Ram was born in Ayodhya".

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's defence of Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh listing 'love affairs' as one of the reasons for farmers suicides across the country is keenly noticed in the press.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Chandrababu Naidu confident of getting special status for Andhra - IBNLive

Chandrababu Naidu confident of getting special status for Andhra - IBNLive


Parliament witnessing a complete washout of proceedings in the opening week of the monsoon session is the lead in most papers. The Hindustan Times, The Tribune, Asian Age, The Hindu and The Statesman have a picture showing protesting BJP MP's against Congress for not allowing parliament to function. The Times of India reports that this will result in a loss of 260 crore rupees of tax payers money.

The Union agriculture minister take on farmers suicide sparking a row figures on the front pages of many dailies. Quoting the minister, the Hindu and the Tribune write 'Love affairs, impotency behind farmers suicide in the country'.

 The Supreme Court ruling that examinees can't wear hijab in the pre-med test is the lead story in the Times of India. The Indian Express headline reads 'Court tells PMT students, faith won't disappear if you don't wear hijab one day'.

The LG-CM tussle continues. 'LG returns Maliwal file' writes the Hindu. "Jung asks for new proposal from AAP govt' says the Pioneer.

The Times of India features an interview with the Delhi Police commissioner, in which he says that the Kejriwal govt is indulging in political posturing and if the police comes under the state, it'll be unfortunate.

 Teestea Setalvad getting interim relief from arrest for two weeks from the Bombay high court finds place in many papers. The Delhi Special of the Asian Age and the Statesman have a picture of President Pranab Mukhejee after the inauguration of a restored clock tower in the Presidents estate to mark the completion of the third year of his presidency.

 And finally, ten year old Shuham Jaglan, the son of a milkman from Haryana who won the international junior golf event in Las Vegas has his picture on Hindustan Times page one plus. The paper calls him a 'pint sized prodigy'. The Times of India refers to him as 'Indian Tiger woods in the making.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Telangana govt approves 20 flyover projects worth Rs 2,600 cr for Hyderabad | Business Standard News

Telangana govt approves 20 flyover projects worth Rs 2,600 cr for Hyderabad | Business Standard News


The Supreme Court ruling on remission and release of life convicts with some riders, the continuing logjam in Parliament between the ruling coalition and the opposition and Nobel Laureate and Climate Scientist R.K. Pachauri 's  removal as TERI head are some stories reported by most papers today.

Reporting on the House Deadlock, the Indian Express writes "Battle lines harden as Rahul Raises Pitch; says Sushma's act criminal" adding " Congress leads opposition boycott of all party meet : PM tells MP's, world watching".

In a related story, the Times of India writes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches out to the opposition in Rajay Sabha as he walks upto Manmohan Singh and Gulam Nabi Azad and Shook hands with them.

The Pioneer writes in a high profile case involving top guns of politics and media who have demanded scrapping of criminal defamation in the Indian Penal Code, the Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Granting this prayer will lead to "anarchy" and "chaos" in the country.

In a news story titled "Clipping Wings" the Hindu writes "Government proposes to strip RBI chief of veto power on monetary policy - may appoint four of six members in policy panel".

The Indian Express writes that the Enforcement Directorate is set to move a special court in Mumbai on July 27th to obtain a non bailable warrant against Lalit Modi, former commissioner of the IPL for non compliance of the Summon's issued by the agency.

And finally, The Times of India writes that Nobel Prize winner Peter Higgs has joined the rank of Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein by winning the world's oldest Scientific prize, the Royal Society's Copli Medal for his pioneering work on the theory of Higgs boson.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

You always do this: Sonia slams Tharoor for speaking against Cong strategy in Parliament - Firstpost

You always do this: Sonia slams Tharoor for speaking against Cong strategy in Parliament - Firstpost


Monsoon session of Parliament opening on a stormy note and Supreme Court rejecting Yakub Memon's mercy petition are the main lead in newspapers this morning.

"United Opposition Ensures Rajya Sabha Washout on Day 1", headlines the Statesman. Pioneer comments "Congress prefers flight as NDA chooses to fight ", as the BJP accused Congress of running away from discussion.

Times of India leads with "Yakub to hang on his Birthday for killing 257 after Supreme Court rejects plea". The Asian Age says, "Yakub in fresh petition to President", in maybe only the second case in the country's history when mercy petition is filed twice before the President.

Pioneer headlines, "Delhi's Curse BRT scrapped at last". Times of India states "It's official, BRT will be dismantled after rains".

Times of India also mentions, "Supreme Court junks govt plea on OBC quota for Jats ". Pioneer reports SC felt there was no ground to accommodate Jats under OBC quota due to their predominant representation in Govt jobs.

The Hindu Business Line takes note of the Department of Telecom ordering Telecom companies to submit action taken report on frequent call drops by 31st July.

Economic Times highlights "Suzuki finds Child Maruti now bulkier than itself", says, in a first, Indian automaker overtakes Japanese parent in market value.

And finally, "Banks may soon give wing to your entrepreneurial dream" as Hindu Business Line informs, banks are considering a moratorium on repayments to education loan borrowers if they want to start a venture after graduation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

After SC rejects plea, Yakub Memon knocks Maha Guv's doors for mercy

After SC rejects plea, Yakub Memon knocks Maha Guv's doors for mercy


Two all Party meetings one convened by parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu and the other by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, and another meeting of NDA constituents under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi held yesterday just before commencement of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, are discussed extensively in the Press. The Statesmen says "NDA readies for big fight to take on Congress". "Govt senses an opening to partly salvage Session" is the Times of India's top headline, as the Congress's tough 'No resignations, no House' stance found scant support at the meeting.

The Indian Express writes of a letter senior BJP MP Shanta Kumar wrote to party Chief Amit Shah. In the letter he said that the Vyapam scam had dented the image of the NDA government and made all party workers bow their heads in shame.

Hindustan Times reports  - A bright spot which promises to usher in 'good days' for the economy is that power plants now have 20 to 45 days of stock of coal, as against the earlier stocks of two or less days. This transformation has been made possible by an unprecedented surge in Coal India's output.

 "Delhi's Top Cop throws rule book at Kejriwal" - headlines Mail Today. The face-off between the Delhi Police and the AAP government intensified on Monday, following a meeting between Police Commissioner BS Bassi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting ended on a tense note - with Bassi making it clear that he was not answerable to the Delhi government.

The Hindu reports that CBSE has warned schools against coercing parents to buy additional books for their wards, books printed by publishers other than NCERT, as such books are costly, voluminous and unscientifically designed.

And finally, Asian Age writes that British cosmologist Stephen Hawking backed by Russian Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Yuri Milner, yesterday launched the biggest ever search for intelligent life in the Universe - in a 10 year, 100 million dollar project to scan the heavens.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Land Bill stuck in the Parliament: PM Modi may have to rethink Jaitley as FM - Firstpost

Land Bill stuck in the Parliament: PM Modi may have to rethink Jaitley as FM - Firstpost


The beginning of the monsoon session of parliament tomorrow and NDA's strategic plan to counter the opposition, land acquisition bill taking a back seat, the AAP's mohalla clinic at Delhi, child rights activists set to file a PIL for killing of Kishanji, a CPI(maoists) polit bureau member, the visit of President Pranab Mukherji to Israel and Palastine in October are some of the front page stories today.

Now traditional Kirana stores are getting together to set up a nation-wide online market place called e-lala. It will start from Nagpur and then go national in 3-4 months. That is a front page story in the Hindustan Times.

The Mail Today reports that the food regulator FSSAI plans new quality standards for ice cream  and flavoured milk among other dairy products.

Pioneer reports that a staggering 1.31 lakh Indians committed suicides in 2014 with Maharashtra topping the list followed by Chennai.

The Asian Age quotes RSS journal organiser as saying "anti-Hindu activities on at IIT's" , on its fornt page, pointing out to non-veg food being served on in IIT Roorkee in the holy city of Haridwar as an example. On the other hand a report in the page also says, no India University among 300 world wide ranks.

"Terror to handloom, UGC issues guidelines", says the Indian Express. Among the series of notifications there is one which says that handloom fabrics should be used for ceremonial dresses- as its not only climate friendly but will also promote handloom industry.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baahubali enters Rs300 crore club - Khaleej Times

Baahubali enters Rs300 crore club - Khaleej Times


A tense Eid-ul-Fitre being observed along the line of Control and at major border crossing points, rather than the customary exchange of sweets, is noticed extensively by the Press. The Hindu writes, "India, Pak exchange fire, not sweets on Eid".The Asian Age writes, "Gun fire on LoC, but talks still on track".

Around 15 lakh devotees gathering at Puri to witness the Rath Yatra of lord Jagannath and the ensuing stampede, is also highlighted by the Press. The Statesman reports that the annual Rath Yatra was special this year as it is after a gap of 19 years that new idols are made - considered as rebirth of the deities-  and it was the first such yatra of the 21st century.

The Tribune reports that as a result of Mission Indradhanush - the Centre's special vaccination drive across 28 states, preliminary data for the first phase has revealed that immunization coverage in the country has gone up from 65% to 70% this year.

"Modi eyes first-time voters", is the top headline in the Asian Age. The paper writes, With the Bihar electoral battle seems evenly poised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be eying about 50 thousand first time voters in each assembly constituency, to  turn the tide in favour of the NDA, and will be focusing on these young voters with its development plank in the state elections, due later this year.

"In a first, DRDO transfers technology to Private Player"  headlines The Indian Express.  The paper adds, in a path-breaking decision, the Ministry of Defence has approved a proposal by the Defence Research and Development Organisation for transfer of technology for commercial production of its Lakshya pilotless target aircraft to private sector defence manufacturer Larson and Toubro.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Five civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch | The Financial Express

Five civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch | The Financial Express


The CBI registering 3 fresh cases in the Vyapam Scam, Eid being celebrated today and a teenager being stabbed to death by  stalkers in full public view are some stories reported by most papers.

"Stabbed 35 times by stalkers, teen dies", says the Hindustan Times, writing that the 19 year old had lodged  a complaint  against the 2 brothers who had been stalking her for several years.

"GST Bill may run into trouble as congress ready with dissent note" writes the Tribune, while the Financial Express says "Congress isolated, most parties agree on GST Bill".

"Finally, a plan to rescue Patna from its unsafe airport : shut it and move to near by Indian Air force Base" headlines the Indian Express.

The Asian Age writes that the centre has directed that a complainant in a sexual harassment case will be allowed 3 months paid leave and she or the government employee complained against can be transfered to another department during the probe.

The Pioneer reports that thanks to good rainfall so far, Sowing of the Kharif crop has picked up momentum across the country though there is not much good news in terms of the paddy crop.

The Indian Express writes that the Maharashtra government has filed FIRs against 16 banks for their failure to allocate loans to farmers reeling under several drought like conditions for the 3rd consecutive year across the state.

And finally, in a breakthrough that could lead to a new protocol for cancer detection and treatment, the Times of India writes that scientists have identified a glucose delivery mechanism which helps cancer cells survive and grow.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Salman phenomenon | Business Standard News

The Salman phenomenon | Business Standard News


All newspapers carry India's response to the heightened tension along the Indo-Pak border following ceasefire violations. "Pak fire provokes India warning"says, Hindustan Times; "India warns Pak of a forceful response" says, The Tribune; "Tit for tat" writes the Pioneer; and "Border hots up" headlines the Indian Express.

A high level Government Committee's recommendations on online calls and Net neutrality finds mention in most dailies. "Online calls may not remain free" writes the Hindustan Times. "Panel push to regulate WhatsApp Skype calls" reports The Asian Age, Times of India and other newspapers.

The Asian Age on its front page carries a report of the continuing strike by students of FTII. "RSS calls FTII protesters 'anti-Hindu', bats for Gajendra Chauhan", whereas the Times of India reports of the support for the students from the film community and their teachers."

Several dailies carry the news with pictures of Aam Aadmi Party's decision to open cheap canteens. "VAT an idea! Aam Aadmi canteen is food for thought", says the Pioneer. The Economic Times draws a parallel between the AAP's move with the canteens in Tamilnadu: "If TN has its Amma, Delhi finds its Anna in Kejriwal"

35 percent Urban India is BPL, quoting unreleased data says, Indian Express "From the first Urban Socio- Economic and Caste Census."

In a first of its kind, "ED charges Hurriyat man with terror funding" in Jammu & Kashmir reports the Hindu.

And finally, starting Monday, watching movies at Cinema Halls across the city will get costlier with the Aam Admi Party government issuing a notification to hike entertainment tax.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Red Sanders killings: Burn scars, bloodless wounds and many question marks

Red Sanders killings: Burn scars, bloodless wounds and many question marks


    The attempt to break the deadlock over the Land Acquisition Bill ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament is the lead in most newspapers today.
    "NDA signals shift in strategy on Land bill" headlines the Hindustan Times. Indian Express writes "Centre tells states at Niti Aayog meeting: 'Can't keep waiting, bring your land bill' ". The Hindu reports, "States want freedom to frame their own land acquisition laws".
    Economic Times remarks "Bihar to get Mother of all Election Packages" as Finance Minister Jaitley leads 18-ministry effort to shower goodies on the poll-bound state.
    An HT special on one of many cases related to the Vyapam scam reveals, how the daughter of a private secretary to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan got into medical collage despite answering only 31 of 200 questions in the pre-medical exam correctly.
    Times of India notes, India was the biggest recipient of US economic aid between 1946 and 2012, at 65 billion dollars, though Pakistan got more in per capita terms.
    The paper also informs "Government - Ford Foundation stand off ends as NGO agrees to come under Fema".
    Indian Express reports, " Pak says it shot down Indian drone, Army and IAF say not ours".
    The Hindu writes Telangana will soon be the first state in the country to make IT parks differently abled -friendly.
    Times of India reports "Government keeps Sun out of FM radio auction" with the Union Home Ministry standing firm on denying security clearance to the SunGroup.
    The paper also notices, with a photograph on its front page, the birth of 11 cubs in Gujarat's Gir sanctuary has  brought cheer to forest officials after the shock of at least 13 lions dying in floods last month.
    And finally, in an innovative competition launched by the administration of Harda district in Madhya Pradesh, Hindustan Times reports, "In MP, gift your sister a toilet on Rakhi for a shot  at Bhai No. 1".

Land bill will be passed 'eventually', says government - The Economic Times

Land bill will be passed 'eventually', says government - The Economic Times


The Supreme Court appointed panel banning IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Iran and world powers clinching  a Nuclear deal and the loss of human lives in a Stampede in Rajahmundry are some prominent stories in papers today.

"In Iran, 6 major powers reach historic Nulcear deal ; fresh hope for world, sanctions to be lifted but Israel calls it "Surrender" "writes the Asian Age.

Covering the Stampede at the Godavari Pushkaran festival, the Pioneer writes "27 die as thousands jostle for holy dip; 60 injured in stampede on Godavari bank, soon after Andhra CM left venue."

In a story titled "The white elephant named FTII," the Mail Today reports - "350 staffers for 350 students; Government spend on each student is over 10 Lakh rupees per year, more than what is spent on an IIM student." The paper adds that the institute has failed to organize its convocation since 1997 and that the oldest batch of 2008 is still pursuing their course in the institute.  

"Pak Hindus can now Bank on India" says the Economic Times writing that Hindu migrants from across the border may soon get banking and property rights in India.

The Hindu reports that official air quality data for the first half of this year shows that while Delhi does indeed face high levels of pollution, Kanpur, Chennai and Varanasi are worse off, with Chennai having the highest proportion of "severe" days, based on Air quality index.

In an exclusive report, the Hindustan Times writes "1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon to hang on July 30th, if review plea rejected."

And finally, In good news for the fight against Ebola, the Times of India reports that in a first, a Vaccine that can be  inhaled has been developed to fight the deadly Virus based disease.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BCCI may run CSK, RR under its own banner | The Indian Express

BCCI may run CSK, RR under its own banner | The Indian Express


Papers, this morning, highlight the deal struck between Greece and its European creditors. Hindustan Times writes, 'Euro Zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday, in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion-euro bailout, with Greece having to accept 'draconian' reforms'.

'Back in Pakistan, Sartaj Aziz insists that Kashmir 'tops' the list of issues', headlines the Hindu.

'This year, IITs will admit students with even 6 percent in entrance exam', headlines the Times of India. The elite group of institutions will have to lower the bar to admit students from weaker sections who have scores as low as 31 out of 504.

'Your polling booth is where your cell phone is', headlines the Pioneer. If the Delhi State Election Commission has its way, Delhiites will be able to elect their corporators through online voting in the 2017 municipal elections.

Interviewing the parents or a child for admission to Nursery may soon land school authorities in jail for upto 10 years as the Delhi government plans to tighten rules through a new education bill, reports the Hindu and Economic Times.

The Hindustan Times, reporting on the River Hindon, writes - the once mighty lifeline of western UP now runs almost dry, laden with toxic effluents.

And finally, one of India's priciest modern artists Sayed Haider Raza will today be felicitated with the highest French civilian honour. Raza, who paints mostly abstracts in very rich colours, was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2007 and the Padma Vibhusan in 2013.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Telangana mulls steps to deal with stir by sanitation workers

Telangana mulls steps to deal with stir by sanitation workers


    Serbia's World no 1 Novak Djokovic retaining the Wimbledon men's singles title on Sunday by defeating Swiss seven time champion Roger Fedrer is covered prominently by all the news papers on their front pages with photographs. The papers also take note of the triple treat for India at Wimbledon. Sania Mirza wining the womens doubles, Leander Paes sweeping the mixed doubles and Delhi's Sumit Nagal wining the Boy's doubles title.
    The Hindustan Times in a special report  writes that "Critical medical devices set to become affordable" adding 'Price controls planned for expensive devices like stents, implants.
    Writing on the Vyapam scandal the Indian Express writes "Vyapam SIT chief in row with govt over 'dues', adding 'Chandresh Bhushan is seeking family pension as retired up-lokayukta, leave encashment; govt has denied both'. ' 40- member CBI team hits Vyapam trail' headlines the Hindustan Times.
    Most of the papers take note of the rape charge against IPS officer Amitabh Thakur who accused SP supremo Mulayam  Singh Yadav threatening him over telephone.
    "Pak U-turn on 26/11, won't give Lakhvi's voice sample" reports the Pioneer.
    The Hindu quotes the Home Ministry as saying that "Defamation should remain a penal offence. Conditions not congenial for civil liability."
    "Drought concerns ease as monsoon shows promise" is the lead headline in the Times of India adding 'Fingers crossed as rains boost kharif sowing'.The paper also reports that the United States is on its way to consolidating its position as India's largest arms supplier with a range of defence deals and joint projects.
    And finally, the Times of India reports that history may be re written as new evidence suggest that Chinese explorers may have found America before Christopher Columbus.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Double the joy for Hingis as she and Paes win mixed title | Daily Mail Online

Double the joy for Hingis as she and Paes win mixed title | Daily Mail Online


The torrential rain in most parts of the country, the Vyapam scam, Prime ministers visit to Turkmenistan, and the Greek tragedy seem to dominate most newspapers today.

Talks back on track: Pak reports Hindustan Times, writing - Modi and Sharif agreed to address Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek issue through back channel talks says Pak PM's aide.

The Asian Age carries full page stories on Vyapam scam calling it mother of all scams and quotes a digital forensic expert as saying so far only tip of the ice berg has been exposed.

The Hindu in a full page story titled "Autopsy of a scam " lists the body pile up.

Wettest July in 5 years cripples city, kills one is the Times of India headline with a picture of a water flooded house.

The Hindu in a box item reports how India's much celebrated diamond cutting and polishing industry which has held global dominance over decades is now getting difficult due to high labour cost and squeezed margins.

The Financial Express headlines "A Greek tragedy every which way. Then Plato and Aristotle and now Mr.Tsipras. How did Greece fall so low?"

J & K to get a huge development package is the Hindu headline saying there is also a proposal for 2 IITs and an IIM and an AIIMS affiliated medical institute.

Come July 14, the country will see the another huge congregation of mankind at the Kumbh Mela at Nashik -Trimbhakeshuwar. However there will be two flag hoisting ceremonies, one by Vaishnav sect and another by local priests - reports The Indian Express.

And finally, Akodara, a small hamlet in North Gujarat has emerged as India's first Digital Village. All transactions above 10 Rs. are being done online here and is all set to become India's 1st paperless village.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

India's most expensive movie ever? -

India's most expensive movie ever? -


The meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif, the successful launch of ISRO's 5 satellites the unravelling of Vyapam scam, the passing away of Dr. Zhivago star -Omar Sharif and today being world population Day are some of the stories dominates newspapers today.

"Modi, Sharif press refresh at Russia meet" is the Hindustan Times headlines. It also reports that Nawaz Sharif has been criticized at home for Kashmir finding no mention in talks.

"A week before Eid, a block buster opens", is the Economic Times headline.

Vyapam scam continues to find space in papers- The Hindustan Times reports that a set of Art Excel sheets show that top officials were involved and planned meticulously.

"The Kharif sowing has been 60 percent more than last year, thanks to a good monsoon progress", reports the Asian Age.

The exit of 73 students from IIT Roorkee because of poor grades reflects a bigger problem-obsolete entrance exam, coaching factories, stress and burnout and a huge gap in merit of top students and those at the bottom - is a front page story with Economic Times.

There are 2.5 lakh millionaires in India, an increase of 27 percent since 2013. according to a wealth X report, this places India 6th in Global ranking says a story in The Hindu.

Bhalaji Damor, star of 1st Cricket World Cup for the blind in 1998, who played 8 international matches now herds buffaloes and does odd farm jobs for a living is a front page story in Times of India.'

ISRO has done India proud yet once again. Apart from the five UK satellites launched yesterday, Antrix corporation , the commercial arm of ISRO has signed service contracts for 28 satellites from various countries for launching in the next 2 years - reports the Hindu.

And finally, The Mail Today says "Of the 5 lakh citizens responding to PM's site '', 16 have been picked up who had a good 90 minute meeting with Prime Minister to make governance better in India".

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Baahubali review: Rajamouli's fantasy film has epic battle scenes and hunky heroes - Firstpost

Baahubali review: Rajamouli's fantasy film has epic battle scenes and hunky heroes - Firstpost


News related to the Vyapam Scam, China defending its move to block the Indian proposal at UN for action against Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and PM Modi pitching for closer ties among BRICS Nations are some lead stories in papers today.

"Supreme Court orders CBI inquiry into Vyapam, puts governor on notice", Writes the Tribune. "Governor likely to face axe after Modi returns" adds the Asian Age.

The Pioneer writes that in an embarrassment to the ruling AAP in Delhi, its MLA Manoj Kumar was yesterday arrested by the police in Connection with a case of alleged cheating and land grab - the 2nd arrest of a party law maker in a month.

To ease the overcrowding of Tihar Jail the Hindu writes that the Delhi Govt has asked the Delhi High Court to free Under trials charged with petty crimes and languishing in jail for over 6 months due to delay in trial.

Commuter woes straddling different parts of the globe seem to have made news today. The Mail Today writes - rain holds Delhi - NCR citizens to Ransom with Jams as long as 3 kms, while other dailies report that in Britain, Londoners struggled with huge crowds seeking transportation as they faced the London Undergrounds' first strike since 2002.

And finally, in an interesting news for Indian History the Hindustan Times writes that the Sanskrit Department of Delhi University will be show casing, research that will push back India's Vedic past by 6000 years, making it 10,000 years old.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Facebook Gives Users More Control Over Their News Feeds

Facebook Gives Users More Control Over Their News Feeds

    The Vyapam scandal continues to dominate headlines this morning."Cover up seen in medicos death" headlines the Hindu,adding"Madhya pradesh scandal turns murkier,autopsy report said Namrata had died of violent asphyxia".The paper also quotes Madhya Pradesh chief minister as saying "I exposed Vyapam scam".
    Almost all the papers report of the sensex crashing 484 points on Chinese rout."Shaky China likely to strengthen India"leads the Economic Times,adding "China's stock market meltdown triggers panic on Dalal street. Analysts, however, say India could emerge stronger"
    "Modi and Xi talk Lakhvi,PoK and border"writes the Indian Express."Modi, Putin talk to boost strategic ties"states the Pioneer.
    The Asian Age carries a photograph of Narendra Modi with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Ufa.The caption quotes Putin as saying "Yoga looks difficult, haven't tried it".
    "Racist slur can land you in jail for 5 years" says a report in the Hindu.
    "Delhi says no to Centre's pricey power", writes the Times of India adding that the Delhi government has proposed surrendering 2255 MW of power it gets from central power stations.
    "CPI (M) makes peace with Somnath" writes the Hindu almost after seven years, on the 102nd birth anniversary of the former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu on Wednesday.
    "Western Ghat's green zone may shrink" speculates the Hindustan Times. Adding that politics seems to have overtaken environment protection in Western Ghat as environment ministry is set to dilute the Eco-sensitive zone to assuage local political aspirations.
    The Times of India reports that the Centre has conveyed its concern to state government over rising prices of key kitchen items, including tomato, pulses and onion, and advised them to boost vegetable supplies to help stabilize prices.
    The Pioneer reports that the Railway on Wednesday announced to run the first Suvidha Train by replacing the elite Premium concept of trains from next week on an experimental basis from a fortnight between Anand Vihar to Gorakhpur.
    And finally, the Indian Express writes that the thin brown canvas PT shoes used by Indian Army soldiers could soon make way for sports shoes. Different option are being evaluated and the Army is hopeful of signing a contract for sports shoes soon.

Hema says the father of the child killed is responsible for the Dausa accident

Hema says the father of the child killed is responsible for the Dausa accident - The Times of India


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister agreeing to a CBI probe into the Vyapam Scam gets prominent attention in newspapers this morning.

Pioneer reports "MP CM for CBI probe to honour public sentiment", Indian Express states "Shivraj relents on CBI probe, opposition wants Shivraj probe too".

Papers also notice prominently the bomb scare in a Turkish plane leading to an emergency landing in Delhi on Tuesday.

Pioneer headlines "Pricey import has Army gun for 'Make in India' " reporting, the Indian Army could go in for 'Make in India' acquisitions in the backdrop of cancellation of a global tender, as foreign rifles were found unsatisfactory.

"Mandatory recognition for trade unions likely", according to a Union Labour Ministry proposal, reports the Business Standard.

The paper also observes "Greek crisis prompts SBI to delay 1.5-billion dollar bond sale".

Hindustan Times informs, a British Tamil batsman died after being struck in the chest by a ball while playing in the British Tamil League in Surrey, UK.

In another freak incident, Times of India reports, an

8-year-old boy died of electric shock from a malfunctioning biometric machine at a health club in Delhi.

Asian Age highlights, "UN lauds India, China for role in poverty reduction", by lifting more than a billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990.

And finally, the Hindu Business Line observes "Now, a glove to translate sign language", stating, researchers in Mexico have developed a glove that would translate text and sign languages  to facilitate conversation between speech and hearing-impaired people.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cricketer dies after being hit in chest by ball |

Cricketer dies after being hit in chest by ball |


The Multiprobe Vyapam scam, PM's Uzbek visit, vote against austerity measures in Greece, Supreme Court's landmark ruling on an unwed mother's guardianship claims, find mention on the front pages of all dailies today.

"Another death, still no CBI probe," headlines the Hindustan Times on the Vyapam scam that has rocked Madhya Pradesh. The Hindu quotes Rajnath in its headline "Only courts can decide on CBI probe while the Times of India writes "Vyapam dance of death continues".

"Modi Uzbek President ink three pacts" reports the Asian Age, "discuss terror factory in the neighborhood," says the Pioneer and other newspapers.

"On the crisis in Greece, The Financial Express Headlines "Greece at point of no return"  whereas Hindustan Times and Asian Age inform that "Germany hardens stand after Greece votes 'No' ". The Times of India reports that "Indian Economy is relatively well insulated from the crisis in Greece" quoting the chief Economic advisor Arvind Subramaniam.

On a landmark ruling, all newspapers carry reports of the Supreme Court's order "Unwed mother can be sole guardian of child without father's nod," reports the Indian Express, The Hindustan Times, the Times of India and the Tribune.

And finally, it's chicken, fish and toads to the help of humans! "China turns to animals to predict tremors" reports the Times of India adding that seven animal farms in Nanjing have been transformed into seismic stations to warn of earthquakes.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Samsung to set up Digital Academy in Telangana | Business Line

Samsung to set up Digital Academy in Telangana | Business Line


The mysterious death of the dean of a Jabalpur medical college within 24 hours of the death of a TV journalist probing the Vyapapam scam,  grabs front page attention. "Doc probing Vyapam scam found dead in Delhi hotel, IMA cries foul" reports the Times of India. The Hindustan Times highlights the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister's response to the growing demands for a CBI probe in the case as it writes "Chouhan doesn't bend on handing over probe to CBI".

The early results of the referendum in Greece on whether or not to accept strict austerity demands in exchange for an economic bailout are prominently noticed on the front pages. "60% have voted 'No' for bailout" writes the Pioneer.

The on-going students' protest in the premier film institute of the country, the FTII  continues to be tracked in the press. The Times of India quotes the newly appointed Chairman of the institute, Gajendra Chauha as saying " Will not step down on my own".

And finally, Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar reports that the Bibipur Panchayat in Haryana, after its innovative initiative of 'selfies with daughters' has now started a drive to encourage people to have their daughter's names on nameplates outside their houses.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Two more Vyapam scam deaths: Coincidence or plot to wipe out witnesses? - Firstpost

Two more Vyapam scam deaths: Coincidence or plot to wipe out witnesses? - Firstpost


Girls grabbing the top 4 ranks in the UPSC exam is the lead in most news papers. 'IAS results turns womens's Day' reads the Hindustan Times headline. Delhi's Ira Singhal, a differently abled achiever, who topped this year, says that she was barred from Civil Services earlier over her disability, reports the Indian Express. The Times of India aptly puts it as 'Dawn of a new Ira'.

Its not just in academics, but in sports too. Mail Today has a picture captioned 'Chak de India' on its front page, showing the Indian Women's hockey team after beating Japan and who are all set for Olympics after 25 years.

The PM's Swachh Bharat massage seems to be falling on deaf ears, writes the Hindustan Times. 'Swachh Bharat ? Govt buildings raise a stink' writes the paper. The Pioneer reports that in a survey on government buildings, Hyderabad House tops the list whereas Shastri Bhawan is the dirtiest.

Lalit Modi has dragged Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra now in the ongoing controversy, writes the Hindu. The Times of India shows a picture of Rahul, posted by Modi on Twitter, saying that he hosted the Gandhi scion when he was the IPL boss.

All business dailies have reported of Greece being on the brink ahead of the crucial referendum today.

And finally, the Times of India has  a picture on its front page, showing children being taught in a school. Well whats special about that you may ask. 'A metro pillar pathshala puts lives of labourers' kids on track' writes the paper, as it reports of Rajesh Sharma, who teaches labourers kids for free when their parents are at work. Definitely good deeds like this reaffirm ones faith in humanity.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ironically, ineligible to be sweeper, but am IAS: UPSC topper Ira

Ironically, ineligible to be sweeper, but am IAS: UPSC topper Ira:

'via Blog this'


Data revealed by the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 grabs front page attention.  "7 in 10 homes rural, most live on less than 200 rupees a day" reports the Indian Express. Drawing attention to the fact that the government has held back the caste data, the Times of India questions "Caste data held back due to social upheaval fears?"

Disclosures made by A S Dulat, former chief of India's external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing or RAW ,in his yet to be released book 'Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years' are keenly noticed in the papers. "RAW, ISI had collaborated in the past, claims ex-spy chief" reports the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times says that in an exclusive interview with  the paper, Mr Dulat claimed that Indian intelligence agencies regularly pay terrorists, Hurriyat leaders and mainstream Jammu and Kashmir political parties.

The Pioneer quotes the former Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Chairman Brijendra Singh as saying Power Tariff could have been lowered between 2011 and 2013. But was never done as the them state government favoured discoms to deprive relief to the people of Delhi.

The on-going students protest at the FTII against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as director of the institute is taken note of by many papers. "FTII row: govt. firm on Chauhan's appointment" states the Hindu.

The road accident involving actress and BJP MP Hema Malini in which a 4 year old girl was killed, is widely reported. "Hema,66, undergoes surgery as driver held" states the Asian Age. The Pioneer writes "Girl's kin allege negligence, say help came late".

The government clearing defense license proposals worth 613 crore rupees and the BJP forming a separate OBC wing in the party ahead of forthcoming elections in important states are the other stories that are highlighted in most papers.

The Financial Express informs us that the government is planning to launch an online green channel to sensitise people on environmental and forest issues.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha has ordered the setting up of separate rooms in bus terminals across the state where lactating mothers can feed their babies while they are travelling reports the Hindustan Times.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

'Chinni Was Lying at Accident Spot for 20 Minutes, Hema Malini Was Rushed to Hospital'

'Chinni Was Lying at Accident Spot for 20 Minutes, Hema Malini Was Rushed to Hospital'


The PMO seeking report, on hold up by Civil aviation Minister; former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah calling militants release a mistake as revealed by a Raw Chief, gangraped Danish tourist seeking damages for trauma and doctors splitting a cadaver liver and giving a new lease of life to 2 people are some of the stories dominating the newspaper today.

NCR womb factory is the front page headlines in the Mail Today. In Noida, Loni, Gurgaon and other industry hubs, poverty forces workers' wives to become surrogate mothers says the report.

China has proposed an economic corridor as well as rail line with India through Nepal and Delhi has responded positively, according to a senior Chinese official, is a front page story in the Hindustan Times.

In a first of its kind the enforcement directorate ED has attached more than thousand acres of land in the United States in connection with one of the biggest bank loan frauds and money laundering cases says a Pioneer front page story. The accused Vijay Chaudhary owner of Zoom Developers had withdrawn 2,650 crores Rupees. from 26 different banks says the report and is absconding.

"India is now a 2 trillion dollar economy" is the Hindu headline - economy doubles in size after 2008 financial crisis and gross per capita income swells to rupees 1 lakh, according to a World Bank report.

"Another AAP MLA in fake degree row reports the Hindu. AAP's Palam MLA Bhavana Gaur accused of filing false statements for Assembly polls about her educational qualifications.

And finally, the Asian Age carries a beautiful picture of  Amarnath devotees crossing a river bridge in Baltal over a clear water stream amidst pristine mountains.

And in shocking News, The Hindustan Times report "Robot kills worker at a Car plant in Germany. A 26 year old worker at Volkwagen  plant killed by an assembly line robot.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hema Malini injured, child killed in road accident in Dausa

Hema Malini injured, child killed in road accident in Dausa

    The Supreme Court ruling out compromise solution in rape cases, the fresh revelation in the Lalit Modi case and PM Narendra Modi's vision of Digital India figure prominently in all news papers.
    Women's dignity Sacrosanct, no mediation in rape cases says SC: headlines the Hindu whereas the Pioneer reports "Apex court heaps scorn on mediation offer in rape cases".
    Newspaper's report, the new twist to the Lalit Modi case. "Lalit offer job to Sushma Husband", says the Hindustan Times. "Susham in fresh trouble", reports the Tribune whereas The Asian Age and The Pioneer in their front pages say LaMo drags Sonia, Varun into Congress's amnesty deal.
    "Government's Digital India Call gets 4.5 lakh crore rupees promise, reports The Business Standard. "India Inc. log in for 'digital push' to governance new jobs and equity", headlines the Indian Express. "Modi logs on to empower masses", says The Tribune.
    Flight Delayed; 3 deboarded to make way for Rijiju reports the Indian Express.
    The Statesman, Pioneer and Indian Express report with photographs of the Darjeeling landslides and death toll.
    Many dailies carry reports of Delhi Commision for Women closing the case against Aam Admi Party leader Kumar Vishwas. "DCW refers complaint against Vishwas to police", says the Times of India.
    And finally, good news for music lovers "Apple launches streaming Music, offering over 30 million songs in its own iTunes catalogue for a free 3-month trial, and for just 120 rupees a month thereafter.

Digital India Week: Project may create $ 3-4 bn IT opportunity | The Financial Express

Digital India Week: Project may create $ 3-4 bn IT opportunity | The Financial Express


The controversy over Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's alleged business dealings with former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi continues to dominate the front pages. With the Congress showing a 1949 document to claim that the Dholpur Palace was state property which was illegally converted into a private property, the Tribune reports "Dholpur Palace: Congress guns for Raje with new papers". The likely impact of the controversy on the passage of the Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill in the mosoon session of Parliament is alluded to by the Times of India as it writes "Congress offers govt. a deal : Axe Swaraj-Raje, get GST bill nod".

The landslide victory of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha in the assembly bypoll is widely noticed. "Post acquittal, Jaya returns to Tamil Nadu house with massive win" writes the Tribune.

The CAG report on the Delhi Government's allocation of funds for 2013-14 is keenly tracked in the press. "CAG slams Delhi for poor fund allocation" reports the Hindu. The Times of India reports the CAG as saying "Delhi govt. has no proof how 19,000 crore rupees was spent".

Most papers take note of a new policy drafted by the Ministry of Home Affairs on foreign investments in sectors like defence, telecom and private security. The Asian Age quotes the Home Ministry as saying "Telecom, security networks must be Indian run".

In a special story, the Mail Today reports "Army scraps the world's largest rifle tender". The paper says this is a setback to the Indian soldiers quest for a reliable assault rifle.

And finally, a story of people's power from Haryana. The Times of India informs us "Ignored by govts, villagers crowdfund 1 crore rupee bridge : Haryana netas to be kept out of inauguration".

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Eurogroup refuses Greece bailout extension, talks to continue - The Economic Times

Eurogroup refuses Greece bailout extension, talks to continue - The Economic Times


The financial crisis in Greece and Vasundhara Raje in fresh row, make the headlines today.

"Greece to default on debt today, markets in a tizzy" headlines the Times of India. The Pioneer writes "Uneasy calm in India as Greek crisis deepens".

The Hindustan Times says "Raje caught in palace intrigue" on the row over Dholpur palace. The Asian Age states, "RSS will stay out, let Modi take Raje call".

The Indian Express reports "Enforcement Directorate goes to Singapore on Lalit's trail", in the first major step against the former IPL chief since the controversy broke out.

And finally, The Times of India reports, "In a first for India's premier medical institute AIIMS, the heart of a 26 year old man was transplanted into a 10 year old girl suffering from end stage heart failure."