Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ProPublica Wins Third Pulitzer Prize for ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’

ProPublica Wins Third Pulitzer Prize for ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’


     The strongest 7.8 earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades, is widely reported on in papers. The Statesman reports that the quake flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific Coast, killing over 233 person, and leaving 580 injured.
    The Patel Stir erupting again in Gujarat, also receives notice in the Press. The Pioneer writes "Patel quota rally turns violent, curfew clamped".  The police have taken about 1,000 agitators into preventive custody.
    "Handwara girl meets Chief Judicial Magistrate, repeats clean chit to army" - is a headline in The Indian Express. Hindustan Times reports, A school girl in Jammu & Kashmir's Handwara told a magistrate that she was not molested by an army soldier - an allegation that led to five deaths, as security forces fired at protesters during wide-spread unrest since Tuesday.
    The fact-finding Prakash Singh Panel, probing the Jat agitation that shook Haryana in February, has heard testimonies confirming that a section of the police force virtually rebelled during those three days of arson, deserting their posts and ignoring orders, reports The Indian Express.
    "Centre to let Pakistani Hindus buy land and open accounts", headlines The Asian Age. People belonging to the minority communities of Pakistan and staying in India on Long-term visas will soon be allowed to buy property, open bank accounts and get Pan and Aadhar cards, reports The Asian Age.
    And finally, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's aide, Nizamuddin at 116 years of age, could be the oldest living man on the planet, according to a document submitted to his SBI account in Azam Garh district of UP, reports The Times of India. 

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