Monday, July 4, 2016

Iraq violence: IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad

Iraq violence: IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad


·   Stories related to the terror strike in Dhaka are splashed on the cover pages of most prominent dailies this morning. "Bangla terror escalates from machete to gun" reads a caption in the Asian Age while the Hindu says, "Islamic militants kill 20 hostages in Dhaka siege". The Times of India reports that the hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Under the headline, "Tarishi's Dhaka sojourn proves fatal", the Sunday Pioneer says Tarishi, a student at Berkeley, in Dhaka on vacation, was killed in the attack. Under the caption, "What kind of Muslims are these, asks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina", the Asian Age writes Sheikh Hasina said in a televised address that Islam is a religion of peace. Stop killing in the name of the religion.

·      Landslides in Uttarakhand caused by incessant rains have featured on the front pages too. The death toll in Uttarakhand’s landslides, triggered by a cloudburst has risen to 35 says the Sunday Tribune adding a part of the Gangotri highway has been washed away and the Yamunotri and Badrinath highways are blocked.

·    Aspiring physiotherapists will have to study Indian epics and Hindu ures as part of their bachelor’ s programme under a university syllabus approved by the Ayush ministry, reports Hindustan Times.

·     The Hindu reports that Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia has urged Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani to give five per cent weightage to students belonging to Delhi in Delhi University  colleges funded by the state government.

·      The Asian Age says private colleges awaiting affiliation from the university concerned cannot admit students to various courses and put the career of students in jeopardy, the Supreme Court has held.

·  And finally, good news for those planning a holiday. Exploring Maharashtra will now be cushioned in opulence. The Mail Today reports that the recently refurbished Deccan Odyssey will provide the experience of a lifetime, giving travellers vignettes of the state through the window of the train as well as letting them enjoy day excursions of Nasik, Ajanta & Ellora caves, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri.

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