Wednesday, November 30, 2016

7 soldiers, 6 militants killed in two terror attacks in Jammu

7 soldiers, 6 militants killed in two terror attacks in Jammu

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The new amnesty scheme to curb black money, shutdown call by opposition and the nabbing of fugitive Mintoo are some of the prominent stories covered by the press today.
The new amnesty scheme proposed by the government for people to convert their unaccounted money after the demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes is prominently noticed on the front pages. The Asian Age reports "Black money amnesty bill moved : Pay 50% tax on unaccounted cash, if caught it will be 85%"
The protests organised across the country by some opposition parties aganist the demonetisation of the 500 and 1000 rupee notes are highlighted in all the papers. The Hindustan Times states "From Kerala and Tamil Nadu to Bengal and Tripura, opposition parties hit the streets against demonetisation". The Asian Age reports on its front page "Opposition stir has little impact".
The government's efforts to break the 8 day long Parliament impasse are widely reported. The Pioneer writes "Home Minister offers olive branch : PM will speak in House".
The recapture of Sikh militant leader Harminder Singh Mintoo from a railway staton in New Delhi after he had escaped from the Nabha jail gets top billing in most newspapers. "Goa getaway plan, badly cut beard land Mintoo in police net" reports the Hindustan Times. The Tribune quotes Punjab's Director General of Police as saying "Mintoo was in touch with Pak terrorist groups".
The National Green Tribunals directions to the Centre to frame a policy for scrapping more than 15 year old diesel vehicles in the capital is widely covered in the press. "Provide incentives to give up old vehicles : NGT slams govt. for not following directions".
In a special story the Pioneer reports that from next year the Centre will launch a 'Doctor on Call' helpline in English, Hindi and 21 regional languages to reach out to citizens particularly those residing in inaccessible terrain having neglligible medical facilities to help solve thier health related queries.

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