Monday, April 11, 2016

‘Explosives Rules, court directives were flouted’ at Kollam temple

‘Explosives Rules, court directives were flouted’ at Kollam temple


The second phase of the odd even scheme in Delhi makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "If round 2 works, odd-even may alternate every fortnight" leads Hindustan Times adding "Besides women drivers, exemption include vehicles carrying students in uniform". "Odd-even may be enforced for a fortnight every month" states the Times of India.

AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa assuring of a dry law in Tamil Nadu if voted to power is another major story this morning. The Hindu writes "Jaya pledges phased prohibition" informs the Statesman. "Jayalalithaa vows to phase out liquor"

Writing on the latest on the situation in the National Institute of Technology (NIT)  Srinagar, the Indian Express headline reads "Ally BJP seeks to lower heat". "can't move NIT out, don't trash Jammu and Kashmir police". The Hindu quotes the Ministry of Human Resource and Development as saying "NIT will remain in Srinagar".

Writing on the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employement Gurantee Scheme, the Business Standard says "MNREGA labour budget cut by 220 million person-days" adding that "2,170 million person-days planned for financial year 2017, compared with 2,391 million person-days last year".

On the Panama papers the Indian Express writes "Mossack Fonseca on I-T radar for 9 years, details sought".

Most of the papers report that President Pranab Mukherjee warned that pluralism and tolerance, which have been the hallmark of Indian civilisation, cannot be turned into fiction due to the "whims and caprices of a rigid few".

The Pioneer in its bottom spread carries a story about how the absence of legal aid is one of the main reasons for the rise in number of undertrials committing suicide in prisons across the country. Significantly, undertrial prisoners constitute 67 percent of inmates in Indian jails.

Referring to the Delhi hit and run case the Hindu reports that "Hit-and-run Mercedes father in police custody" adding that police arrested Manoj Agarwal and booked him for abetment of the act.

And finally, there is good news for those who love full fat milk. It turns out it is healthier for us than skim milk. Well the Times of India reports a new study published in the journal Circulation suggests low-fat dairy, like skim milk, puts you at greater risk of developing diabetes.

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