Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What we know about the terror attacks in Belgium

What we know about the terror attacks in Belgium


    US President Barack Obama meeting his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in Havana yesterday - ending 88 years of chill and isolation, is highlighted with several photographs across the front pages. "History in Havana", headlines The Indian Express. The Hindu writes - "Castro renews call to lift US embargo in historic talks".
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that "Reservation is a right no one can snatch" is also highlighted in todays Press. Hindustan Times reports - while delivering the Ambedkar National Memorial Lecture in Delhi, he compared Ambedkar with American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King.
    "Uttarakhand battle reaches President", headlines The Statesman. The BJP and Congress took their raging battle for power in Uttarakhand to Rashtrapati Bhawan, with the BJP demanding dismissal of the state Congress government and the Congress seeking the President's intervention in upholding the rule of law and Constitution. The Uttarakhand Governer K K Paul had written a letter to the Center, mentioning 'administrative breakdown'.
    "Mehbooba flies to Delhi : Fresh PDP- BJP hopes", headlines The Asian Age. If all goes well, she may soon meet the top BJP leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to break the deadlock over government formation in Kashmir.
    Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor's 'Bhagat Singh' remark - is given prominence in the papers. Mail Today writes that the MP found himself in a spot on Monday when he equated JNU Student Union President - Kanhaiya Kumar - with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The paper adds that the Congress has distanced itself from his comment.
    Hindustan Times writes - after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who will join the ranks of world leaders at Madam Tussauds, with the Delhi government also approving the opening of a Branch of the museum in the capital.
    The Tribune reports that on account of gazetted holidays and the weekend, Banks in many states would remain closed from Thursday.

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