Thursday, February 4, 2016

Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US - BBC News

Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US - BBC News


The Supreme Court agreeing to re-examine a colonial era law that criminalises homosexual acts and referring the matter to a five judge bench makes for front page news this morning. "Supreme Court holds out hope, will hear final plea to legalise gay sex" leads The Times of India. "Constitution bench to rule on gay rights" writes The Tribune.

Writing on the contest for the US presidential elections Hindustan Times headlines "Donald trumped, Ted cruises as Hillary sneaks past Bernie."  "Hillary scrapes through narrowly, Sanders calls it a tie. Ted Cruz trounces trump in lowa." writes the Asian Age.

Commenting on the prolonged Jammu and Kashmir stalemate the Indian Express writes "Mehbooba breaks her silence" and quotes her as saying "Confidence Building Measures for Jammu and Kashmir must to form government."  "Mehbooba sets terms, BJP asks PDP to act first." is the lead headline in the Statesman.

Referring to the Pathankot attack the Times of India writes  "NIA's Pathankot probe points to an enemy within. Wire atop 10 feet wall at Airbase cut from inside."

Hindustan Times in a front page exclusive story reports that US aviation giant Boeing is in conversation to make the Super Hornet fighter jet in India as part of its strategy to invest billions of dollars in the country. This move will give a big boost to the governments signature Make in India initiative.

All the papers take note that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  on Tuesday kept its policy rates unchanged choosing instead to wait for signs of expenditure control and structural reforms in the coming Budget.

The Asian Age reports that Google-parent Alphabet snatched Apple's crown late on Monday as the world's most valuable firm based on the value of shares that leapt with better-than-expected earnings.

The Pioneer in its bottom spread reports that Underworld don and 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim has appeared on the UK Treasury department's consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK updated on January 27 with four recorded addresses in Pakistan all in Karachi.

The Times of India in an interesting story reports that Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh is in the news for the right reasons. All the top posts here from DM to SP are held by women. On social media there is talk that Unnao is truly and safely in the hands of women.

And finally, WhatsApp now has a billion users globally. Well, Hindustan Times reports that Mobile messaging app WhatsApp said it has crossed the one billion user milestone globally.

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