Monday, August 1, 2016

India says to bring back workers facing "food crisis" in Saudi

India says to bring back workers facing "food crisis" in Saudi


    Stories related to floods in parts of India abound on the cover pages of important newspapers. "85 dead, 68 lakh displaced as rains pound north & east" writes the Hindu, adding that in Assam, close to 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park, home to the one-horned rhinoceros, lay submerged.

    Hindustan Times reports that External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj asked the Indian embassy in Riyadh to provide free ration to more than 800 nationals starving for the past three days in Saudi Arabia after losing their jobs.

    Mail Today writes under the headline, "Women pilots fly high in Air India" that women pilots flying Air India planes will no longer be  rare sight as the national carrier is on a recruitment spree, training more women to fly than ever before.

    The Pioneer reports that Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui has been convicted of raping a 30-year old American researcher last year.

    Under the headline, "Diabetes test at your doorstep",  the Times of India reports that in an ambitious bid for early detection of cancer, heart disorders and other non-communicable diseases, the government is set to roll out door-to-door screening in 100 districts, with plans to include more districts later.

    Hindustan Times writes that Parent-teacher meetings were held across 1,000 government schools in Delhi on Saturday and for many of them, it was their first experience of an interaction that is routine in most educational institutions.

    Hindustan Times, under the caption "After 20 yrs and pocket internet, cyber cafes consigned to oblivion", says that with smartphone internet becoming popular, as this year in India marks 20 years of the advent of cyber cafes that symbolised India’s nascent internet revolution and introduced a generation to the World Wide Web, their numbers have dwindled from 200,000 in 2005 to 72,000 now.

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