Friday, September 16, 2016

SP feud: Shivpal Yadav resigns from all party, govt posts; Akhilesh rejects resignation

SP feud: Shivpal Yadav resigns from all party, govt posts; Akhilesh rejects resignation

The increasing cases of Chikungunya in Delhi dominates front page headlines. "Chikungunya

toll doubles to 10 as Apollo reports 5 deaths" states the Times of India. In a reassuring

tone, the Tribune writes "Deceased elderly persons with history of pre-existing disease".
The intra-party feud between UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle senior party

leader Shivpal Yadav is keenly tracked by the press. The Times of India writes "SP crisis

not a family feud but a fight for govt, says Akhilesh". The Pioneer notes "SP chief speaks

to son and brother ; vital decisions in party parliamentary meet on Friday".
The Centre's response to two Public Interest Litigation cases regarding judicial vacancies

is highlighted in all the papers. The Pioneer observes "High Courts to blame for delay as

they sat on vacancies for years, Centre tell Supreme Court".
The handing back of land to farmers in Singur by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

is prominently noticed in all the papers. Taking note of Ms Banerjee's announcement that

her government would sign an MOU with the TATAs to set up an ITI in the state, the Indian

Express writes "Mamata's balancing act : land parchas for farmers, land promise for

With just a fortnight left for the Income Declaration Scheme on black money to end, the

Times of India reports "Only 1000 crores in black money disclosed".
The Indian Express carries a story on the discussions going on ahead of the first meeting

of the Goods and Services Tax Council to be held on September 22. The paper says "Govt.

works on 4 slab rate, exemption for 50% goods and services".
And finally.... On the meeting between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister

Narendra Modi, the Hindustan Times reports "Modi, Ghani, send stern messages to Pakistan

over use of terrorism".

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