Friday, April 8, 2016

IIT students call fee hike unfair, authorities say it was necessary

IIT students call fee hike unfair, authorities say it was necessary


    The Srinagar NIT row gets top billing amongst a wide range of stories in papers today.
    "Nationalism rage engulfs NIT", is the lead in the Pioneer, while Hindu headlines it as "NIT flare-up refuses to die, HRD Ministry sends team".
    On the drought vs IPL debate, the Hindustan Times leads with "Supreme Court reads out the drought act" saying, govt can't turn a blind eye to unpaid MNREGA wages.  The paper also quotes the Bombay High Court  as asking, "Are IPL matches more important than people?"
    On a more optimistic note, the Business Standard writes "Rains may break 2 - year EL Nino Jinx" as a better monsoon after a hotter than usual summer would boost agriculture.
    On the continuing Panama expose', the Indian Express reports "Mystery offshore firm was part of 2010 IPL Pune franchise bid, closed days later".
    "Indians among 21 held in US govt visa 'sting'", reports the Asian Age. The Times of India writes "US busts education, job scam; desis among 1,000 to be deported; officials set up fake university to trap brokers".
    "FB, Twitter, Google asked to set up India servers", by the Union Home Ministry, to get real time information about accounts which spread mischievous messages, reports the Hindu.
    The Indian Express reports "Court asks bank to defreeze accounts of firm 'favoured' by Kejriwal's secretary", in a major set back for the CBI.
    "Fresh protest on Hyderabad varsity campus, 70 held as students intensified their demand for removal of vice chancellor", writes the Hindustan Times.
    Hindustan Times also reports "After six decades, India to get new safety standards for milk".
    And finally, "Another first for Delhi Metro : 'Driver-less' trains soon", designed to accommodate more passengers, & to hit the tracks in 2017, repo

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