Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bangladesh siege: Twenty killed at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka

Bangladesh siege: Twenty killed at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka


"Indigenous Tejas moves into IAF" is the Asian Age headline with pictures of first squadron of Made-in-India receiving a warm traditional welcome complete with blowing of conch, sarvadharma samaaroh and charity of Mahamrityunjay mantra.
Many newspapers are carrying the grim pictures of the fierce gunbattle on in Dhaka. The pioneer headlines "Hostage drama near Bangladesh diplomatic zone, gunmen storm Dhaka restaurant kill 5, take 60 in hostage".
The Indian Express quotes an ex-Supreme  Court judge Justice Lakshamanan as saying that UPA sat on his report calling for uniform civil code.
The Times of India notices "PM nudges HRD, health ministries" lauds Power, Road Ministries during stock-taking; wants periodic assesment.
"Rent a womb may well become illegal" says the Tribune. It is possible that commercial surrogacy may be banned and will be available only to married couples and not to gays and lesbians.
The Hindustan Times carries an interview with Vinod Rai, Chairman Bank Board Bureau and quotes him as saying "The worst is over about the public sector banks' loans.
Digital India is finally taking shape. The Economic Times reports that more than 4 crore residents of about 6,000 Karnataka villages have now access to 40 services online including - property documents and income from certificates. And this model can be replicated all over the country says Munish Moudgil, the Commissioner for land records.
In a queer story in the Asian Age, nearly 40 baby elephants have been stolen from National Parks in Sri Lanka to be used as pets being status symbols for the elite and the wealthy.
The Prime Minister planning to visit Africa on July 7th, Tulsi Gabband- the first Hindu elected to the US congress launching a campaign to recognize Diwali as a special day, the passing away of Col. Randhawa, a hero of World War II at 95 - are some of the other stories covered in the newspapers this morning.

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