Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen

Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen


    Most of the newspapers lead with the results of the Rajya Sabha elections held yesterday. The Hindustan Times writes "NDA, regional players get Rajya Sabha boost". It says, after Saturday's polls, the NDA's tally in the Rajya Sabha reached 72, still well short of the halfway mark of 123. The Hindu reckons that "with win in 11 seats, BJP gains muscle in Rajya Sabha". "Shock for Congress in Haryana, Jharkhand" is the Indian Express headline.
    The Asian Age reports that the government is set to give a major push to the much awaited Goods and Services Tax Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament, with regional players now dominating the Rajya Sabha.
    The other story that finds space on most front pages is the government's proposed new aviation policy. "Flyers' interests to touch skies in new aviation policy" says the Pioneer.  The Financial Express lead on the same topic says "Lighter rules to make air travel smoother". The paper also adds a note of caution from the Aviation minister, that capping airfares could push up floor prices.
    "Indo-US dynamics may make China allow Delhi into NSG" opines the Times of India. The paper quotes an official as having said that by allowing India into the MTCR, US is dangling the same for China, in exchange for lifting its objection to India's ticket to the NSG.
    Under the caption "We are in the Army now", the Sunday Tribune has published a photo of the jubilant gentlemen cadets of the Indian Military Academy after the passing out parade yesterday.
    The Hindu reports regarding an upcoming report of CSIR, which is studying the healing powers of the waters of Ganga. It says, the scientists believe that Ganga water does have "Special properties" and "was unlike other rivers".
    The Indian Express points to a possibly bigger Independence Day bash this year. "I-Day to follow R-Day model, focus on states", and have a fortnight long Independence day celebration, the paper adds.
    A Kashmiri boatman drowns after rescuing 3 tourists from drowning in the Jhelum reports the Hindustan Times. He was allegedly forced to jump back to retrieve the tourists' bags, the paper adds.
    And finally, "it's raining relief in dry Latur" reports the Times of India. The district has received over 121% of normal rainfall since June 1st. Weel into each life, some rain must fall!

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