Sunday, August 7, 2016

No Off In 16 Years, Hyderabad Sanitation Worker Gets A Pat On Back

No Off In 16 Years, Hyderabad Sanitation Worker Gets A Pat On Back


Major newspapers this morning have widely covered the story of elevation of Vijay Rupani as Gujarat Chief Minister. "BJP ignores Patel rap, names Rupani Gujarat CM before polls" says the Times of India while the Indian Express writes, "Amit's Shah of Gujarat is loyalist Rupani". "Amit Shah protege Rupani named CM" says the Hindu.
The Assam terror strike also features on the front pages of important dailies. "At least 14 killed in Assam market attack, Bodo militants suspected" writes the Indian Express. "14 dead in Assam terror strike; Attackers arrive in auto, throw grenades, open fire in Kokrajhar; Banned NDFB(S) suspected" reports the Tribune.
"Mindful of country's prestige' - Rajnath Left Pak Early as Hosts were Hostile" - under this headline, the Economic Times says Home Minister Rajnath Singh left Pakistan, where he had gone to attend a SAARC meeting, earlier than scheduled because the host country's establishment was being `hostile' and because the Indian government wasn't going to accept `undiplomatic' treatment.
Off-field controversies continue to hamper India’s Olympic preparations in Rio. Under the headline, "Unfit jersey, no room! Indian players face troubles in Rio" , the Pioneer reports that a day after Indian tennis sensation Leander Paes was disappointed for not being allotted a room in Rio, the men’s hockey team reportedly decided to skip the opening ceremony for want of official kit.
Under the headline, "Poor families find crores in bank, taxman comes calling", Hindustan Times says that Katni, a town in Madhya Pradesh is now abuzz with two poor men’s surreal brush with wealth that they held, but never came to enjoy, adding someone opened bank accounts in their names, and deposited money that was withdrawn through ATMs as mysteriously as it was deposited saying the questionable money trail hints at the role of hawala operators parking black money in the accounts of unsuspecting people and then withdrawing it to make it white.

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