Saturday, March 5, 2016

India objects to US religious commission's visit, comments - World - NZ Herald News

India objects to US religious commission's visit, comments - World - NZ Herald News


The Prime Minister's speech in Parliament dominates headlines today. "Quoting Nehru, Indira and Rajiv, Modi slams Congress and Rahul" is the lead in the Times of India. The Business Standard writes " Prime Minister offers olive branch to opposition, takes potshots at Rahul".

Kanhaiya's release receives wide coverage. "Kanhaiya is out of Tihar, probe gives a clean chit" writes the Asian Age. The Hindu cites the New Delhi District Magistrate report finding " 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans weren't raised". The Pioneer reports "Kanhaiya escorted to JNU sans media glare". The Indian Express carries a photograph of the students at JNU, with the headline, "Freedom of Speech".

On Tamil Nadu's decision to free Rajiv case convicts, the Hindu quotes Rajnath Singh as saying "We will go by Supreme Court ruling".

The Pioneer reveals, two months after the daring fidayeen strike on Pathankot airbase, BSF detects a 30-metre long cross border tunnel in RS Pura sector of Jammu, which runs deep inside the Indian territory.

"Supreme Court pulls up BCCI for its Lodha report objections" is a front page story in the Asian Age and the Hindustan Times.

The Indian Express carries a special feature on New Zealand Cricketer Martin Crowe, who passed away due to cancer on Thursday, observing 'He was one of the game's finest, we lost a star today".

"India Inc rushes to pay dividend to beat new tax", is the lead in the Hindu Business Line, as 50 companies plan to disburse dividend before the 10% tax on dividend income kicks in on the 1st of April. Business Standard states "Dividends deluge to keep taxman at bay".

"Post withdrawal tax, NPS may score over EPF" mentions the Times of India, while also observing "Centre rakes in big bucks from cess, but states shortchanged".

And finally, the Economic Times reports " Auto Biggies Speed up Make in India Drive" as three global automobile powerhouses are set to increase output to cater to Latin America, Europe and Africa markets.

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