Monday, May 9, 2016

Bihar road rage: Parties condemn Gaya youth’s killing, demand probe

Bihar road rage: Parties condemn Gaya youth’s killing, demand probe


    "NDA govt’s redressal mechanism takes the social media route" - under that headline, Hindustan Times writes that PM Narendra Modi’s communication-oriented strategy has thrust Farm Minister Radha Mohan Singh into the uncharted waters of social-media governance. Singh’s Facebook and Twitter accounts - which he monitors daily - are noisy platforms for griping rural folks.

    The Financial Express says with Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra hit by a severe drought, chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav and Devendra Fadnavis have sought increased funding from the Centre.

    Modi pushes for tech to pre-empt drought - under that caption, The Pioneer reports that the PM has pitched for focus on medium and long-term solutions for drought proofing and stressed the use of technologies like remote sensing and satellite imaging for planning water conservation.

    The Times of India writes that India has been forced to bury the four Jaish-e-Muhammed terrorists involved in the Pathankot terror attack after Pakistan washed its hands of the slain quartet despite irrefutable proof they had been sent by the terror outfit to launch attacks on India.

    "Congress has nothing to hide" - Under that headline, The Asian Age reports that making it clear that both the Congress and the UPA government had nothing to hide in the Agusta Westland copter scam, former Defence Minister A K Antony has said if the NDA government and its investigating agencies have any evidence against anyone, they should reveal it at the earliest.

    A 19th century Golden Temple painting bought by a taxi driver for Rs 3,800 from a car boot sale 30 years ago has been bought by an anonymous buyer on the telephone for a whopping Rs 88 lakh, The Sunday Tribune reports .

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