Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa promises phased prohibition if elected to power

Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa promises phased prohibition if elected to power


    The naming of five new state unit chiefs by the BJP  ahead of assembly polls in key states grabs front page attention. "BJP turns to dalit, OBCs in key states : former CM Yedyurappa to head Karnataka unit" reports the Asian Age. The Tribune writes "Sampla is Punjab BJP chief, Maurya surprise pick for UP".
    In a front page special, the Indian Express reports "Prime Minister asks for first report on Panama Papers revelations in 15 days". The paper had broken the story on off-shore entities in tax havens acquired for illegal purposes involving Indian nationals.
    The issuing of non bailable warrants against the alleged masterminds of the Pathankot air-base terror attack case is widely noticed. The Pioneer writes "Non bailable warrants out for Jaish e Mohammed Chief Azhar, Rauf, two others in Pathankot case".
    Jail terms for the former heads of two defence firms on charges of corruption in the sale of 12 VVIP helicopters to India is prominently noticed in the press. "Two ex-CEOs jailed in Italy for Westland deal" states the Hindustan Times.
    The issue of the students row at NIT Srinagar continues to be tracked by the media. "Shift institute out of J&K, say protesting students" reports the Times of India.
    Photographs of women praying in the shrine area of the Shani Shignapur temple in Maharashtra following a Bombay High court order are splashed across all the papers. The Asian Age writes "Maharashtra temple ends 400 year women's ban".

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