Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hyderabad university suicide: The phony FIR does disservice to Rohith's memory, just what he didn't want - Firstpost

Hyd university suicide: the phony FIR does disservice to Rohith's memory, just what he didn't want - Firstpost


The Hyderabad student's suicide and its fallout finds place, with photographs, o n the front pages of most dailies. "Union Minister named in suicide FIR" reports The Tribune. "Furore over Dalit scholar's suicide in Hyderabad" says ThePioneer. "CPM demands action against University Vice Chancellor" -- The Statesmen. "2 member HRD probe team sent" notes The Asian Age.

The Hindustan Times in its top story reports,  "8 e-tail firms in FEMA trouble" adding that "multi-brand retail may have violated rules of foreign investment" because "only those e-retailers who manufacture and sell their own products are allowed to accept FDI."

'Match-fixing' volley slams tennis world" (The Pioneer) is the other prominent story today. "16 professional players caught up in scandal in investigation by media organisations" reports The Tribune. "Chennai Open under scanner" mentions The Asian Age.

Papers also note the BCCI imposing a life ban on Ajit Chandila, and the five-year expulsion for batsman Hiken Shah for their roles in match fixing in Cricket.

The Times of India reports "Kejri's PA asked me to get off stage before ink incident" quoting a cop assigned to the Chief Minister's Security. The papers adds "several policemen have said that the CM had on many occasions stopped them from acompanying him."

"Class X rule means only young women elected" is the anchor story in The Indian Express. "New law about the latest eligibility criterion changes political map in Mewat village, which elected India's first all-women Panchayat."

"Crores gone yet Ganga still 'maili' " headlines The Pioneer, noting that the National Green Tribunal pulls up Ministry of  Environment and Forests, the Water Resources Ministry and the UP Government "saying their slogans are contrary to their actions."

And finally, news to ponder over... "World's 62 richest people own as much wealth as the 3.6 billion who form the poorest half says a study by an International Organisation - Oxfam. The rich have grown richer and the poor poorer in the past five years," reports The Hindustan Times.

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