Saturday, June 18, 2016

Gutsy India settle for maiden silver medal

Gutsy India settle for maiden silver medal


    Most papers have prominently noticed Prime Minister Modi's address to tax administrators. "Be friendly, Modi tells taxmen" is the Hindustan Times lead. Many other papers like the Business Standard have headlined the Prime Ministers directive to double the tax payer base to 10 crores. "PM says Never spare a tax dodger" is the Asian Age headline on this issue.
    In an exclusive, the Indian Express reports that the Essar group allegedly tapped telephones of several VVIPs, including Cabinet ministers, corporate chiefs and many bureaucrats. This has been revealed in a complaint submitted to the PMO by a Supreme Court Lawyer. Essar group has called the charge baseless, adds the paper.
    "Sheila Congress' CM pick for UP?" asks the Pioneer headline. The paper reports that the 78 year old former Delhi Chief Minister called on the Congress president and vice president yesterday, fuelling speculation that she could be the Congress' CM face in the upcoming UP elections.
    The Haryana Rajya Sabha election row refuses to die down. The Asian Age headline reads "RS poll video adds to row". It adds that the defeated candidate RK Anand termed the alleged rigging of the RS poll a nexus between the BJP state government and Vidhan Sabha officials.
    "China think-tank says India in NSG bad for South Asia peace" reports the Hindustan Times. It adds that state media in China has written that compliance with nuclear non proliferation rules is one of the pre-requisites for China to support India's bid to join the NSG.
    "You have right to use force if kin are assaulted" is the Times of India headline. The paper writes, that in a landmark ruling, the SC has held that a person would be right in taking the law into his hands if he witnessed his parents or relatives being assaulted.
    The Tribune has featured a photograph of a robot holding the hand of a newborn baby in a hospital, under the caption "Hand it to humanoid". The paper adds that the robot called Pepper is designed to welcome and take care of visitors and patients in a Belgium hospital.
    And finally, the first batch of 3 women fighter pilots is ready to "ride on wings of history tomorrow" reports the Tribune. Flight cadets Bhawana KanTh of Bihar, Avani Chaturvedi of Madhya Pradesh and Mohana Singh of Rajasthan will pass out of the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad tomorrow, adds the paper.


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