Friday, August 5, 2016

Facebook's News Feed to show fewer 'clickbait' headlines

Facebook's News Feed to show fewer 'clickbait' headlines


    Rajya Sabha nod to GST gets top billing today.
    “One India market in sight as Rajya Sabha clears GST bill” is the Hindustan Times headline. “BJP, Congress come together to push biggest reform since ‘91” writes the Times of India. “G Yes T” is the Indian Express take on parties stepping over divide in a rare political consensus, stating, Jaitley’s handshake with Chidambaram was a moment of reconciliation after years of arguing from different sides of the aisle. “Good Sense Triumphed, but keep tax low” the Pioneer quotes P. Chidambaram, also giving a list of items likely to be cheaper including movie tickets.
    The bridge collapse in Maharastra is covered prominently with photographs. “At least 20 feared dead as floods wash away bridge”, reports the Hindu.
    “Miraculous escape for 300 as jet crash-lands in Dubai” highlights the Times of India, of an Emirates flight from Kerala carrying 226 Indians.
    The Pioneer reports of an alert pilot averting a mid-air collision between two Indigo planes carrying over 225 persons over Dhaka airspace.
    On a more positive note, the Business Standard informs of 30 percent cheaper fares to woo fliers, as lower fuel prices and fewer passengers make airlines cut prices for international destinations.
    Papers also reports widely on the new Motar Vehicles Act getting approved. The Tribune states “Steep penalties for traffic violations soon”. “ dangerous driving’ to cover jumping lights, using phone” attracting fine of 5,000 rupees and above, says the Times of India.
    And finally, as the Olympic fever catches on, the Hindu Business Line notes, UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon will fly to the host city, to be one of the torch bearers for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

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