Saturday, July 2, 2016

ISIS claims Dhaka hostage-taking as Bangladesh tries to combat extremism

ISIS claims Dhaka hostage-taking as Bangladesh tries to combat extremism


    Newspapers present a mixed bag this morning.
    "World Bank offers 1 billion dollar aid for India's solar projects" is the lead in the Hindu. The Times of India states "India bright spot amid gloom, says World Bank president."
    "Brexit hurdle crossed?" asks the Business Standard noting, "Nifty, Silver at 2016 high".
    "Three years is not enough tenure for RBI governor, declares Rajan" reports the Hindustan Times.
    "India set to get Air Force One of its own; President, Prime Minister to travel in aircraft equipped with electronic warfare gadgets, emergency evacuation suites, anti-missile shield" headlines the Pioneer.
    "Congress targets Judge probing Vadra, he hints at more dirt" covers the Indian Express on its front page. The Pioneer reports "Judge seeks 6 weeks for Vadra Probe" in a last-minute twist before submitting report.
    "Modi reviews performance before rejig" notes the Asian Age, also reporting "Congress to get Council of elders", heading for a major structural change.
    "Government for 26-week private sector maternity leave". Hindustan Times reports, the Centre has begun the process of fixing 6-and-a-half months maternity leave across sectors, potentially stemming the exodus of expecting mothers from the workplace.
    The paper also notes"New online process turns into obstacale course on first day of admissions in DU", as thousands of students complaint of slow servers and snags in the official website.
    And finally, "Diversity push gives an Indian tinge to Oscars", notes the Hindustan Times, as Sharmila Tagore, Frieda Pinto and Deepa Mehta are among those invited to join the organisation that gives out the Oscar awards.

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