Thursday, January 7, 2016

US stocks sink on new China worries, North Korean bomb claim - Chicago Tribune

US stocks sink on new China worries, North Korean bomb claim - Chicago Tribune


Nawaz Sharif calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets top mention in all the papers this morning. "Sharif calls Modi, told to act against airbase attackers" leads Hindustan Times. "Sharif makes peace call, Modi seeks 'prompt, decisive' action" writes The Times of India.

In a related story most of the papers report that defence Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted to some gaps in security that led to the terror attack at Pathankot.

A major sports story hogging headlines this morning is that of a 15-year old wicket keeper batsman Pranav Dhanawade, who became the first batsman in the world to score more than 1000 runs in an innings. He achieved this feat in an under 16 inter school match for Bhandari Trophy at Union Cricket Academy ground in Kalyan, Maharashtra.

The media reports of a man threatening Britain in the latest Islamic State video,  dubbed the "New Jehadi John,"  is  suspected to be Siddhartha Dhar, a British Indian who converted to Islam and moved to Syria in 2014.

Hindustan Times reports that as many as 45 Indians and Indian-origin people have made it to Forbes' annual list of achievers under the age of 30 who are "changing the rules of the game or creating entirely new play-books" across varies fields, up from 11 when the ranking was launched five years ago. The list features 600 entries this year.

The Hindu and The Times of India reports on supreme court's advice to the government on the pollution issue in the national capital. The Times of India quotes the Supreme Court telling the government "don't test Delhi's patience, boost transport". "Is government not a polluter, asks supreme court" writes The Hindu.

The Delhi Special of The Asian Age in an alarming related story reports that over 34 percent of the people who underwent lung test as part of a drive by the Delhi government were found to have impaired lung function.

The Times of India reports that it is the capital's warmest New Year in Nine years with Delhi experiencing a January like none other in recent years. On Tuesday the city recorded a maximum temperature of 26.5 degree centigrade seven notches above normal and the highest recorded in the month since 2008.

And finally, a wide social network means a healthier life. Well, The Hindu writes that the more social ties people have the better their health is during adolescence and the golden years of their lives, says a new study.

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