Saturday, October 1, 2016

Karnataka Opposition tells govt to defy SC; not to release Cauvery to TN

K'taka Opposition tells govt to defy SC; not to release Cauvery to TN


The reaction to India's surgical strikes in PoK dominate the headlines of most newspapers.
The Hindustan Times headline is "Pak isolation deepens as allies go silent on strikes".

Pakistan has not found much support even from its usual allies like China and Organisation

of Islamic Countries the paper writes.
The Tribune headline reads "Nation on alert, extra vigil in metros". The Home Minister

Rajnath Singh reviewed the preparedness along the western front yesterday, says the paper.
The Pioneer lead story reveals that a 25 member crack team of Para Special Force Commandos

killed 50 terrorists in Thursday's surgical strikes, as PM Modi watched it live from the

war room.
The Hindu reports that Pakistan is still in denial on India's LoC action. A series of

official meetings in Pakistan however indicate jitters after the 'surgical strike', adds

the paper.
The Asian Age reports that the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi lauded Prime Minister

Modi for having taken action befitting a Prime Minister.
Business Standard focusses on another very important issue - GST. It reports that the

consensus between the Centre and states in the GST council, on administration of service

tax assessees broke down yesterday.
"Spectrum auctions kick off today amid telecom war" writes The Hindu Business Line.

Saturday's auction will be crucial for the telecom players amid a fierce battle for

supremacy between the latest entrant and the incumbent operators.
The declarations under the much vaunted Income declaration Scheme would exceed Rs 65000

crores estimates Business Standard.
The Pioneer refers to the setback to Bihar's anti-liquor act after yesterday's high court

order under the headline "HC raises Bihar's spirits, repeals draconian law".
The anchor story in The Indian Express focusses on another fallout of the surgical strikes.

"More than war, villagers worry about crop they have left" says the paper, after the

government ordered evacuation of border villages.
Finally, The Hindu Business Line says that your power, gas bills could shrink from October.

That's because the government yesterday reduced the price of gas by 18%. The actual

reduction for you would depend on various factors like geographical location and the

exchange rate.

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