Sunday, July 10, 2016

11 Dead In Clashes After Terrorist Burhan Wani's Killing In Kashmir

11 Dead In Clashes After Terrorist Burhan Wani's Killing In Kashmir

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·        Newspapers have covered on their front pages the Supreme Court's directive on special powers under AFSPA. "SC ends impunity for armed forces in disturbed areas" - under this headline, the Hindu writes that the Supreme Court has held that every death caused by the armed forces in a disturbed area, whether the victim is a dreaded criminal or a militant or a terrorist or an insurgent, should be thoroughly enquired into.

·           Stories related to the protests in the US over the recent spate of police shootings of black men are splashed on the front pages of important dailies. "Deadly day in Dallas" reads a Mail Today headline, while under the headline, "Sniper fire kills 5 Dallas cops after ‘Black Lives Matter’ rally", the Asian Age writes that five Dallas police officers were killed in a sniper attack and another seven wounded in a racially charged attack.

·         Five years ago, Radhika Menon became the first woman captain in the Indian Merchant Navy. The Times of India reports that this year, she has become the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea from the International Maritime Organisation for saving the lives of seven fishermen whose hopes of survival were all but over.

·          The Centre may soon come out with a new definition of `poor', with the Niti Aayog likely to set up a panel of experts to formulate a new “poverty line“ that will be based on the latest consumption expenditure survey, writes the Times of India.

·        The Economic Times reports that some international airlines are offering fares 25-30% lower than last quarter and 10-15% cheaper than the same time last year, thanks to lower jet fuel prices and lean travel season.

·            The Times of India reports that Vijay Mallya, declared a proclaimed offender, made a rare public appearance at an F1 press meet in the UK on Friday. He said it was frustrating to miss races after his passport was revoked, but "life must go on", the paper adds.

·           And finally, imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and non-stop daylight at other times. Astronomers revealed a strange new world in the constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What's more, a year there lasts half a millennium from Earth's perspective, writes the Times of India.

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