Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mukesh Ambani unveils mega Jio plans

Mukesh Ambani unveils mega Jio plans


The Supreme Court order annulling the land acquired by Bengal's Left Front government in Singur in 2006 for the Tatas dominates front page headlines. The Pioneer says "Blow for Tatas, land to be restored to owners in 12 weeks, farmers to keep compensation".The Hindu quotes West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as saying "After this verdict I can die in peace" while the Indian Express reports "No question of apology, says Left Front".
The surfacing of a CD allegedly showing objectionable behaviour by a minister in the AAP government in Delhi is widely noticed in the press. The Hindustan Times writes "Kejriwal minister Sandeep Kumar fired over sex tape". Highlighting political reactions to the controversy, the Times of India reports "BJP, Congress demand CM's resignation".
US Secretary of State John Kerry's address to students of IIT Delhi is prominently noticed in the press. The Pioneer quotes him as saying "People should be allowed to protest in peace". The Times of India adds "hints at Amnesty, Intolerance issues at IIT talk".
The situation in Kashmir continues to be keenly tracked by the press. The Tribune notes "One killed, over 150 hurt in clashes ; Police picket at PDP MP's house torched in Kulgam, curfew lifted throughout".
The 2011 Census data has interesting data on literacy rates which is noticed by all the papers. Citing the census data The Asian Age reports "42.72% Muslims in India illiterate, Jains most literate".
All the papers report that the one man judicial commission headed by Justice S N Dhingra has submitted its report on controversial land deals in Haryana including some involving Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son in law Robert Vadra. The Indian Express observes, "Congress jumps to aid of Vadra as probe finds license irregularities".
The Swachch Bharat campaign finds its way to children's comic books as the Times of India reports "Now Amar Chitra Katha to talk Swachch".

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