Thursday, June 9, 2016

Amitabh bats for ‘Udta Punjab’

Amitabh bats for ‘Udta Punjab’ 


    The Modi-Obama meeting is highlighted by most papers this morning with photographs. "Modi and Obama flip the switch on nuclear power" headlines the Hindustan Times. Times of India leads with "India now has access to global missile technology, closer to seat at Nuclear -trader's table". The Indian Express carries a photograph of the two leaders embracing each other, quoting Modi as saying 'Proud to work shoulder to shoulder'.
    On RBI keeping key rates unchanged, the Business Standard says "Inflation risks force RBI to keep rates on hold ". The Hindustan Times quips "No rate cut but Rajan jokes about making the cut again".
    "GST bill inches towards 2/3rd backing in Rajya Sabha" ; Left indicates support, ADMK coming around, states the Times of India on its front page.
    "6 Tripura Congress MLAs join TMC, trouble grows" reports the Asian Age. "Congress imploding?" asks the Pioneer.
    On the censorship row over the movie, Udta Punjab, Hindustan Times says "Politics takes wing on Udta Punjab". Times of India reports " 'Udta Punjab' co-producer lets fly at 'dictatorial' censor chief ".
    Delhi Kidney racket kingpin, T. Rajkumar Rao arrested in Kolkata, is a front page story in the Hindu.
    "As admissions loom, Delhi University teachers up ante on evaluation freeze" in protest against a UGC notification that could lead to around 5,000 temporary teachers losing their jobs, notes the Hindustan Times.
    On US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman to capture the presidential nomination of a major American Party, the Hindustan Times states "Hillary shatters 'Highest Ceiling' ".
    The DGCA has told airlines that flight cancellation fees cannot exceed base fares, which means everything collected above that fare should be returned to the customer, informs the Economics Times.
    And finally, the old method of using a bull's intestines for preparation of silver leaf, popularly known as 'chandi ka vark' will soon be a thing of the past, as the Union Health Ministry is in the process of issuing a notification to allow only veg-processed hygienic silver leaf to be sold in the country.

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