Saturday, December 31, 2016

SP splits as Mulayam acts tough against son Akhilesh

SP splits as Mulayam acts tough against son Akhilesh

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
"50 Days after note ban, PM to address nation tomorrow," reports the Financial Express. "Our move made Congress desperate: Modi," quotes The Asian Age. "Jaitley pooh poohs demonetisation critics, says tax collections up," says The Hindu Business Line; "No adverse effects," Hindustan Times quotes the Finance Minister. In a related story, The Times of India headlines, "4 lakh crores of cash deposit so far may be suspect, estimates IT department."
"After government nudge bank set to slash interest rates, will help improve sentiment," is the Economic Times headline. The Business Standard leads with the Financial Stability Report, "RBI raises red flag on bad loans; Risks remain elevated."
Reporting on the Samajwadi Party's internal crisis, The Indian Express says, "Akhilesh revolts, issues own list,". "Akhilesh, Mulayam cross swords," reports The Hindustan Times whereas DNA leads with, "Rift widens in SP".
The Asian Age reports the President's address in Thiruvanathapuram, "Protect freedom to doubt, disagree, dispute," whereas The Indian Express quotes him as saying, "we always celebrate the agrumentative Indian not the intolerant."
The Hindu reports, "Andhra Pradesh village, Mori in East Godavari district, goes digital: 22 multinational companies have come to Mori to make it a smart village says Chandra Babu Naidu."
"Anil Baijal to take Oath as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on Saturday," mentions Hindustan Times.
The Capital city's "vehicle count said to breach 1 crore mark. Poor public transport behind Delhi vehicle boom," reports The Hindustan Times.
And, finally, in a somewhat dubious honour, "Amla becomes the 10,000th Leg Before Wicket (LBW) victim in the 140-year test history," reports The Hindustan Times. "England's Harry Jupe was the first-ever batsman to fall leg before.

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