Saturday, January 9, 2016

Islamic State militant 'executes own mother' in Raqqa - BBC News

Islamic State militant 'executes own mother' in Raqqa - BBC News


The passing away of J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed - is covered extensively by the Press, with photographs of his coffin being carried amidst thronging crowds in Srinagar.  The Times of India headline reads "Sayeed dead, Daughter to be J&K's first woman Chief Minister" and, "BJP's backing clears path for Mehbooba."

Hindustan Times reports, the Pathankot attack figured in a meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his top aides yesterday, where he was briefed about evidence and leads provided by India regarding the attack. The Times of India gives the phone numbers of contacts in Pakistan, to which calls were made by the attackers after they entered India.

Quoting the World Bank, Hindustan Times writes "India bright spot amid weak global growth". A new World Bank report said - Emerging markets that led the global recovery from the 2007-08 financial crisis are slowing down, with one exception - India, which is being projected to grow at 7.8 per cent in 2016.

"Govt. reaches out to Congress for GST passage", headlines Business Standard, with parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence. However, the Statesman adds - 'The Fresh push for GST makes no headway'.

Mail Today writes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion an exhaustive plan to reboot two of his pet projects - Swachh Bharat Mission and Ganga Rejuvenation,  which have so far not seen much progress on the ground. He told officials - 'Enough is Enough' it's time for real action.

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian actress to win the 'People's Choice Award' for her performance as an FBI recruit on the American show Quantico, reports The Asian Age.

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