Sunday, November 19, 2017

6 militants, IAF commando killed in Hajin encounter

6 militants, IAF commando killed in Hajin encounter

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Global credit rating agency, Moody's upgrading India's sovereign credit rating from BAA3 to BAA2 gets top billing in the newspapers today.
"After 14 years, Moody's ups India's rating to highest ever" headlines the Times of India. "Modi gets Moody's thumbs up" is how the Pioneer describes it. The Statesman highlights "Stock Market gets a boost, Rupee soars vs dollar".
The BJP releasing its first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat Assembly elections gets widely reported. "17 Patels, 4 women, 5 Cong rebels among 70 named" writes the Asian Age.
"JD-U's 'arrow' symbol alloted to Nitish faction" is another top headline in the Asian Age.
The Hindustan Times, reports, "Multi-state action plan on bad air must kick in, says NGT". The Asian Age, says "BJP to move Supreme Court against AAP govt on green cess". The Pioneer highlights on its front page "Parking in Sarojini Nagar market to cost you 5,000 rupees". The paper adds "NGT orders shoppers to use only NDMC's multi-level parking".
Several papers report on the raging protests surrounding the period film Padmavati. "Padmavati chapter gets dirtier" writes the Mail Today. The Times of India reports "Padmavati might be delayed as censor board returns application". The DNA has quoted the film's lead Deepika Padukone as saying "I have full faith in our judicial system".  Meanwhile, the Asian Age highlights "Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed over Padmavati stir".
The surrender of young footballer-turned terrorist Majid Arshid before the security forces in Kashmir also receives prominent coverage in the papers. "Mother's love draws footballer back home from LeT cluthes" writes the Pioneer.
The Tribune informs that the Japanese Railway has issued a "deep apology" for the tremendous nuisance caused by a train departing only 20 seconds early. That's called respect for punctuality!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Four die as aircraft and helicopter crash in mid-air near Waddesdon

Four die as aircraft and helicopter crash in mid-air near Waddesdon

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Cabinet nod for National Anti - profiteering Authority, and PM Modi and Supreme Court coming out in support of freedom of expression on National Press Day, receive prominence in papers today.
"Authority to curb GST profiteering" is the lead in the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer writes "Anti-profiteering body to ensure GST benefits reach consumers". The Indian Express reports, registration can be cancelled if benefit of lower tax not passed to consumers.
On the other hand, The Times of India observes "Restaurants hike prices after GST cut, but govt says it can do little", with many restaurants raising menu prices citing the government's decision to withdraw credit for taxes paid on raw material and rent.
'Govt. will uphold freedom of press in all forms' The Hindu quotes the Prime Minister while greeting the press on National Press Day.
"Supreme Court clears decks for film based on Kejriwal", is the lead in the Statesman. "Artistic freedom is sacrosanct" DNA cites the Supreme Court, as it refused a plea seeking a stay on the film 'An Insignificant Man', in the backdrop of the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmavati".
"Delhi government to bring 40 services to your door" including marriage registration, water connections, driving licenses and pension schemes, informs The Times of India.
"Green Court Gasps for its Survival", notes Mail Today of the NGT working with just one-fourth of its strength, as judges retire and posts remain vacant.
"Gulf dust storm had bigger role than stubble burning", writes the Indian Express of a 'multi-day dust storm', in Iraq and Kuwait.
And finally, the Hindustan Times notes "Mangalore faces high risk of sinking if sea levels rise, says Nasa study".

Friday, November 17, 2017

Union Cabinet Clears Setting Up Of GST Anti-Profiteering Authority

Union Cabinet Clears Setting Up Of GST Anti-Profiteering Authority
NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Delhi's gas stations will only sell the world's cleanest petrol and diesel from April the 1st is one of the top stories covered by most of the dailies this morning. "Only cleaner BS VI fuels in Delhi from April 2018. Rollout advanced by two years after pollution crisis" says Hindustan Times.
In related stories The Times of India leads "As bad air chokes city, government sits on 787 crores rupees 'green' fund". The paper writes that the money may now be used on 500 E-buses. "Young and breathless" is the Mail Todayheadline. In a smog survey the paper found that one in two Delhi college students is suffering from respiratory problems, thanks to city's toxic air, shows study.
Referring to an investigation conducted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Business Standard states "Govt finds 130,000 firms without PAN" adding "Surat is the new shell firm capital".
"Judge who handed death to Rajiv killers writes to Sonia: Show magnanimity" informs The Indian Express.
Writing on the latest twist in the Sheena Bora murder case The Times of India writes "Now, Indrani tries to pin blame on Peter".
And finally, Time for national action on Chicken! Well, the Mail Today reports that India is often described in jest as the Republic of butter chicken, but our love for the bird is a threat to our health. It's time for stringent regulation to stop antibiotic misuse in the chicken supply chain.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

France Rejects Congress Rafale Charge, Reliance Defence Threatens to Sue

France Rejects Congress Rafale Charge, Reliance Defence Threatens to Sue

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Prime minister Narendra Modi's address at the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits is prominently noticed on the front pages of most papers. The Asian Age observes "In signal to China, PM calls for rule-based Asian order". The Pioneer quotes the Prime Minister as saying "India poised for a bigger role".
The Supreme Court rejecting the demand for a Special Investigating Team or SIT to probe allegations of corruption involving some judges in a medical admission scam is highlighted on the front pages of many papers. The Hindu writes "SC dismisses petition for SIT probe in bribery case : Terms conduct of petitioners unethical and unwarranted". On who has the power to assign a case to a bench, The Indian Express reports the apex court as saying "CJI decides who hears case even if facing allegation".
As Delhi still grapples with the problem of severe pollution in the city, the Times of India writes "No odd-even soon as NGT stays firm on not allowing exemptions". The Pioneer reports that there has been some respite for the city as it reports "Delhi and NCR begin to breathe easy as stubble fires doused". Citing a worrying impact of the city's pollution, the Hindu writes "Delhi kids have smaller lungs compared with children in US due to pollution".
The findings of a study on India's state-level disease burden published in the medical journal Lancet are keenly noticed by the press. The Indian Express notes "Lifestyle risks higher in more developed states, malnutrition in others". The DNA quotes the Lancet report to state "Kerala as the healthiest state".
Where did the sweet rosogolla originate ? On Bengal winning the battle with neighbouring Odisha for the Geographical Indications or GI tag for the Rosogulla, the Asian Age comments "Rosogolla was born to Bengali parents in Bengal".

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hardik Patel hits out at PM Modi: BJP using new means to ensure saheb doesn’t lose

Hardik Patel hits out at PM Modi: BJP using new means to ensure saheb doesn’t lose

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Modi-Trump meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila is one of the top stories that is covered by most of the newspapers this morning. "India, US pledge to work jointly for future of Asia. Leaders resolve to scale up relations beyond bilateral ties", leads Hindustan Times. The Indian Express quotes President Trump as saying "Modi doing fantastic job bringing factions together".
In related stories DNA writes "PM showcases reforms, seeks global investment." The Paper quoting Modi writes "India to be a world hub for manufacturing". On India's role in the Indo-Pacific region the Hindu quotes the Prime Minister as "For India, peace is not a word: it is in our veins".
Writing on the air quality which remain in the severe zone for the seventh straight day in Delhi, the Times of India writes "Allow odd-even exemptions for one more year, government pleads with NGT. Tribunal likely to announce decision today".
The 7.3 magnitude powerful earthquake in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Iran-Iraq border that killed over 450 is covered with reports and photographs in most of the dailies on their front pages this morning.
Writing on the latest in the Gujarat Game of Thrones, DNA writes " 'Ramkatha' in Surat protest hub to raise funds for martyrs." While the Asian Age quotes Rahul  Gandhi as saying "I am a Bhakt of Lord Shiva" in his continuing temple run in poll bound Gujarat.
Referring to the Ryan murder, The Times of India writes, "CBI asks 4 cops about probe botch-up. Obvious clues were missed, says source."
"Retail inflation at 7-month high driven by food and fuel prices" reports Hindustan Times.
And finally, Now only 50,000 can visit Vaishno Devi daily. Well, Mail Today reports only 50,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu to avoid any untoward incident, the National Green Tribunal has directed.
           

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

24/7 power to farmers from January 1: K Chandrashekhar Rao

24/7 power to farmers from January 1: K Chandrashekhar Rao

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Prime Minister Modi in Manila, and the alarming air pollution in Delhi receive major focus this morning.
"Modi, Trump to talk trade, security" writes the Hindustan Times, ahead of the Prime Minister's meeting with the US President in Manila. "China in mind, India joins Quadrilateral with US, Australia, Japan" headlines the Pioneer, adding, "First official-level talks ahead of ASEAN meet focus on 'free and open' India-Pacific region".
"Delhi government to press for odd-even as air quality gets worse" highlights the Hindustan Times. "Delhi relapses into distress" headlines the Pioneer in red. The Indian Express writes "Crop-burning could have been avoided this year, but finding money was a problem".
'More funds for banks to boost jobs, growth', the Asian Age cites  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
"Congress retains Chitrakoot, sees 'winds of change' " reports the Statesman, of the bypoll held in Madhya Pradesh.
'Ryan juvenile coaxed victim to accompany him to toilet' the Times of India cites the juvenile justice board, being told by the accused juvenile in the Pradyuman murder case.
"Soon, elite force for Metro security" writes the DNA, of the CISF raising a special elite force of 40 commandos, specialising in terror intrusion and close combat.
"DNA test for a more fit Indian cricket team" introduced by the BCCI, to reveal the genetic fitness blueprint of an individual, reports the Tribune.
The Hindu focuses on a 12-year-old girl aiming to sing her way to a Guinness record of singing in most languages in one concert. Sucheta Satish, of The Indian High School in Dubai, learnt to sing in 80 languages in just over a year, and now aims to croon in 85 languages.

Monday, November 13, 2017

16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada

16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS THE HEADLINES :-
The Delhi government's plan to shelve the Odd-Even plan, after the National Green Tribunal denied exemption to two wheeler riders and women in the National Capital Delhi has attracted headlines in many newsdailies. "Brakes on Odd-Even as NGT rejects exemptions" declares The Times of India. "Delhi government blinks, rolls back its Odd-Even plan", reports The Hindustan Times.
In its lead page story The Mail Today informs "Forces go for Maoist Bosses, create record" adding that Chhattisgarh police and CRPF's Cobra have penetrated deep into red zone and killed maximum number of terror commanders this year.
According to The Hindustan Times "Boy accused of Ryan murder planned to "poison students", while The Pioneer informs "Teen recreates scene, father cries foul".
In a significant story "The Sunday Times" reports "Pak fears "Foreign Spy Agency" plot to kill 26/11 mastermind" - beefs up Hafiz Saeed's security.
The Hindu informs " Government will work to remove 28% GST slab," while The Asian Age reports "Congress claims credit for forcing GST rate cut-promises single 18% slab after 2019 poll win".
In a lead story The Pioneer notes "As forces tighten grip on them, J&K terrorists target informers-JeM killed 6 in ten days for "leaking information".
The Hindu reports "Illegal phone exchanges thriving on SIM boxes-imported hardware serving as backbone for rackets".
The Times of India asks "Kids, don't stop fighting"-and reports that highly creative adults often grow up in families full of tension. Not fistfights or personal insults, but real disagreements.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Delhi pollution: Anger rises as toxic air chokes city; public demands comprehensive plan

Delhi pollution: Anger rises as toxic air chokes city; public demands comprehensive plan

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The Goods and Services Tax rate revisions announced by the GST council dominates front page newspaper headlines this morning. "Big GST Reset" headlines the Business Standard. 'Only 50 stay in 28% tax slab; Composition Scheme threshold at 1.5 crore rupees; and Eating out to get cheaper' adds the paper. The Economic Times' banner headline reads - "GiST of the matter: It won't pinch your wallet any more".
Several papers have keenly tracked the Lucknow Medical college bribe case involving alleged judicial corruption. "Fissures in Judiciary as 'master of roster' CJI asserts authority" headlines the Tribune.
The creation of an autonomous body for conducting entrance tests by the name National Testing Agency also gets prominent attention. "NTA for higher education entrance tests gets Union Cabinet nod" headlines the Pioneer.
Another top headline in the Indian Express reads "Trump hails 'astounding' India growth story, Modi, at Asia-Pacific summit" in Vietnam.
The papers also report that the odd-even car control formula in Delhi may not see the light of the day. "NGT to decide odd-even fate today, calls govt move a farce" headlines the Times of India. The paper quotes NGT as saying - "Why now? First prove to us that it works". The Financial Express writes "Govt to spray water over Delhi to tackle smog".
The Economic Times in its anchor story has highlighted "A solution to end stubble burning?" The paper says that farmers in Maharashtra  use weedicides and microbial culture to turn crop residue into compost.
And finally, in more worrisome news, the Times of India, quoting an international study, warns, that exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of fractures from osteoporosis by causing loss of mineral density. Well, high time to take action for the air we breathe! 

Council slashes rates of over 200 items, cuts tax for restaurants as part of GST overhauling

Council slashes rates of over 200 items, cuts tax for restaurants as part of GST overhauling

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The stories related to the rising pollution levels in Delhi and Supreme Court's hearing of a case alleging corruption involving members of the judiciary are covered prominently in all newspapers.
Odd-even 3.0 in Delhi next Monday to Friday reports the Hindustan Times. The paper adds that the Pollution Control Board has questioned the logic of the scheme, since the worst is expected to be over by this evening. headline echoes that opinion under the headline "Wind of change may let city brThe Pioneer eathe easy today". The paper quotes Met Department sources and says there will be respite today, though substantial relief will begin on Sunday.
"Panic button as air worsens" headlines the DNA. The paper adds that the NGT irritated by the inaction of the government has banned all polluting construction and industrial activities in Delhi NCR till the next hearing.
DNA reports the Supreme Court has ordered that a Constitution Bench of the senior most five judges of the Supreme Court will hear the case of corruption in judiciary from November 13.
The Financial Express reports that the IT hub Bengaluru now has its first trade union. The paper adds that though the IT players are not too pleased with the development they do not expect too many employees joining the union.
The Indian Express features a photograph of the new train to Bangladesh - the Bandhan Express, leaving Kolkata for Khulna.
The Times of India headline reads "Gurgaon cops found student's knife, used it to frame conductor, says CBI". The paper quotes CBI sleuths as saying that the senior student has confessed to the murder in front of his father.
As part of the Paradise Papers revelations, the Indian Express reports that SNC-Lavalin went to Appleby to float a new firm in order to get National Highway projects.
In an unintended consequence of the smog in Delhi, DNA reports that an Air India pilot declared that his working hours were over and abandoned the plane on the runway, leaving 48 passengers stranded.
"Bengal-Odisha battle for rasgulla takes bitter turn" writes the Hindustan Times. The paper reports that the battle between the two states to determine the origin of the famous sweet is likely to reach the courts.
And finally, under the headline "Goodbye to boarding pass, govt mulls 'Digi Yatra'", The Statesman reports that the Civil Aviation ministry is considering a proposal for a biometric based solution that will dispense with boarding passes.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Breathing poison: Pollution has assumed monstrous proportions

Breathing poison: Pollution has assumed monstrous proportions

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
CBI arresting a Class 11 student in the Pradyuman murder case, and air pollution emergency in Delhi are major stories in papers this morning.
'Ryan's Class 11 student killed junior to postpone exam' the Times of India cites the CBI, with sleuths seeing no role of the man blamed by cops. 'Exams Won't Happen, so do not Study' is what the 16-year-old suspect supposedly said to fellow students before the murder, according to Mail Today. "Victim's father wants class 11 boy to be tried as an Adult" reports the Hindustan Times.
On the alarming pollution situation in Delhi, DNA headlines "Delhi air can kill many, warns top AIIMS doctor". "Choke is on Delhi, air worsens" quips the Hindustan Times. Times of India writes "As Smog thickens, CM and LG declare air emergency in city". "All schools shut, construction, trucks banned" reports the Asian Age.
"To help fund bank cash infusion, Government looks to tap RBI's reserves" is the lead in the Indian Express.
"Incentives in offing for going cashless" states the Hindustan Times, as digital payments appear to have lost momentum. "On Cards: GST Sops for Digital Payment Push", leads the Economic Times.
"Now, link all your insurance policies to Aadhaar and PAN ; Payouts May be Held up till Linkage is Done" highlights the Times of India.
And finally, the Hindustan Times states "Magnificent Mary silences critics with fifth Asian Gold" of MC Mary Kom winning her fifth Asian Boxing Championship gold medal at 34.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

PM Modi's Talk Of Doubling Farmers' Income Another Jumla: Manmohan Singh

PM Modi's Talk Of Doubling Farmers' Income Another Jumla: Manmohan Singh

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
"Political twist in Chennai as Modi visits DMK Chief" headlines the Hindustan Times, as the paper asks "Reviving Ties?" adding that this was the first high level contact between the BJP and DMK leaders since 2004.
Reporting on the Texas Church shooting in the US, the Mail Today writes that the shooter, who killed at least 26 people has been identified as 26 year old Devin Patrick Kelly, a former Bible study teacher who was dishonorably discharged from the US Airforce for assaulting his wife and child.
"Major rejig in GST rates for goods in 28% slab on anvil" writes The Times of India.
Headlining "How Sonia tried to protect Tehelka" the DNA show cases a letter written by Congress President Sonia Gandhi to the then Finance Minister P.Chidambaran in 2004 asking him to look into the allegation of harassment of financers of Tehakla, a news portal that shot to fame with a sting operation on defence deals when the NDA was in power.
The Hindu reports that the Indian Medical Association has appealed to Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia to stop all outdoor sports and other activities in schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution in the city.
The Times of India writes that over a million people have been tricked into downloading a fake version of whatsapp. The App, called "Update whatsapp messenger" had been disguised to look just like the real deal while all it did was to bombard users with ads to install another dodgy program.
And finally, Under the headline "Save our tigers, Cambodia tells India", the DNA writes that with an eye on reviving their extinct tiger population a high level delegation of the Combodia government had made a 2 day visit to the Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Quota issue: MRPS activist dies while protesting at Hyderabad Collectorate

Quota issue: MRPS activist dies while protesting at Hyderabad Collectorate

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he would not scale down his attack on black money and corruption and promising to unearth more black property and investments is one the top stories covered by the dailies. The Hindu quoting the Prime Minister says "Will not stop war on corruption. Indira did not go for note ban as it would have hurt Congress." The DNA quotes the Prime Minister as saying "Rupees 4K crore fraud found since note ban." The paper also writes that Rahul tells PM 'to work or quit, faces backlash'.
In a related story Hindustan Times leads "Rupees 17K crore transactions under lens after note ban."
"Saudi's richest man among 11 princes held in anti-graft drive. Dozens arrested as Crown Prince tightens grip" leads Times of India. "The anti-corruption crackdown is likely to consolidate the authority of Prince Mohammed bin Salman" says the Hindu.
India winning the Women's Asia Cup is covered with reports and photographs in the front pages of some of the dailies.
Writing on the Himachal Polls The Tribune writes "RSS' invisible machinery wooing Himachal Pradesh voters."
"ISIS suspect arrested from Mumbai airport by Uttar Pradesh anti-terrorist squad" informs DNA.
And finally, The Times of India quoting the Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reports that "the Centre has tied up with educational institutions to provide free coaching to minority students for Civil Services exams.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tamil Nadu cartoonist G Bala arrested over caricature of CM Palaniswami, officials

Tamil Nadu cartoonist G Bala arrested over caricature of CM Palaniswami, officials

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The Prime Minister's warning to crack down on Benami Properties, dominates the headlines of many newspaper today "PM vows crack down on Benami assets -Tells congress leaders ' 'drivers, cooks' not to hand back properties; "will sieze all", informs The Indian Express.
In a related story on the economy The Hindu reports  "All GST issues to be resolved on November 10, says Modi," The Financial Express adds  "Expect more relief in GST, hints PM".
In significant news on its front page The Hindustan Times reports , "Severe disability now no hurdle in medical studies -MCI' s decision to implement revised law will open doors for students with condition such as blindness, sclerosis."
The Hindu reports " Navy steps up patrolling of Indian Ocean region-aims to check Chinese dominance in key corridors."
The Times of India on its front page reports that according to a study  "only 25% of drivers fasten seat belts in India-and the usage in NCR was only 33% despite strict policing ".
According to The Asian Age the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned, citing Iran's " grip" on the country and threats to his life.
And finally, many news papers have reported that a 918 Kg Khichdi cooked at the World Food India 2017 festival, in New Delhi yesterday has set a Guinness world record.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

PM Narendra Modi hints at crackdown on benami properties

PM Narendra Modi hints at crackdown on benami properties

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Supreme Court asking banks and telecom companies to apprise their customers of the last date of linking their accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar gets front page attention in most dailies. "Don't create panic on Aadhaar linking: SC to banks, telcos" headlines the Times of India. The Asian Age writes, "No SC stay on Aadhaar link to bank account, mobile". 'Publicise deadline, court tells firms' adds the paper.
Another Supreme Court ruling that technical education could not be provided through correspondence courses gets major attention in the newspapers.  "No tech degrees via distance courses rules SC" headlines The Tribune. The Pioneer writes "SC ruling leaves engineers in a fix" while the Times of India's top headline reads "Engineering degrees secured since 2001 via correspondence, invalid, says SC".
Spotlighting the first day of the World Food India event, the Pioneer writes, "Billion-dollar boost to food agriculture". The paper adds "ITC, Pepsico and Hershey announce huge investment plans".
A top headline in the Hindu reads "No action against note ban petitioners", 'But immunity will cover only the amounts mentioned in their please, says centre'.
Reporting on the blast at NTPC's Unchahar power plant, the Indian Express writes, "NTPC toll up to 32: Barring three, all were contract staff working near boiler".
Several papers have also reported on former TMC leader, Mukul Roy joining the BJP. "Mamta ex aide Mukul in BJP fold, says Bengal wants change" headlines The Tribune.
Congress managing to get the support of young Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections is also widely covered. The Tribune observes "Dalit leader on board, Congress inches towards grand alliance".
Highlighting the significant push for digital transactions, The Times of India writes "E-payments in 2017-18 may touch 1,800 crore rupees".
And finally, The Times of India, quoting a study writes " Slowing down from the daily rat race and observing nature boosts personal well being". Well, another reason to stop and smell the roses! 

We are on the side of truth: Rahul

We are on the side of truth: Rahul

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Supreme Court's observations in the case regarding the relative powers of Delhi's elected government and the Lieutenant Governor are prominently noticed on the front pages of many dailies. The Times of India quotes the apex court as saying "LG has primacy but w can make more room for Delhi government". The Pioneer reports the Court as saying "LG head of Delhi, but cant sit on files".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rallies in Himachal Pradesh get front page attention. The Tribune reports "Reject Congress, Modi tells martyr's kin : Woos Himachal's ex-servicemen ; says 'devbhoomi' is rid of mafia".
The papers also keenly track political developments in Gujarat in wake of the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. The DNA quotes Dalit leader of the state Jignesh Mewani as saying "Neither joining Congress nor contesting". Taking note of Patidar leader Hardik Patel's decision , The Asian Age writes "Hardik blinks, says Patels will back Congress to oust BJP".
On the meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Shiv  Sena chief Uddhav Thakeray, the DNA writes "Uddhav, Mamata meet sparks talk of alliance".
The blast at the NTPC plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district continues to be under media scrutiny. The Indian Express writes "Early findings show safety norms violated, boiler operations went wrong : NTPC says no explosion, ash collection led to 'disturbance' ".
The Tribune leads with a story on an important decision by the Army on Junior Commissioned Officers. The paper writes "JCOs are gazetted officers, says Army : Rectifies six year old anomaly; 64,000 to benefit".
India slipping 21 places on the Gender Gap Index published by the World Economic Forum is widely reported. The Tribune reports "Women must wait 217 years to earn same as men". The Hindustan Times sharply observes "Even more of a man's world".
And finally...imagine driving on a road at 19,300 feet....the DNA reports "India builds world's highest motorable road in Ladakh".

Thursday, November 2, 2017

China blocks moves to list Azhar as global terrorist

China blocks moves to list Azhar as global terrorist
NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
 The terror attack in New York is a lead headline across papers today. "8 die in deadliest attack in New York since 9/11 writes the Pioneer. The Hindu Says "Man Mows down 8 in Manhattan - suspect identified as Uzbek", while The Times of India writes "On Halloween night, terror rides back into New York in truck".
"Set up special courts to try politicians in Criminal cases, Supreme Court directs centre", writes The Indian Express adding that the court has sought a status report on 1,581 cases filed until the 2014 Elections.
"Election Commission proposes life ban for convicted MPs, MLAs in Supreme Court" informs the Pioneer.
With an impactful picture showing people performing early morning yoga in smog laden Delhi, the Pioneer warns "No safe time to be outdoors in Delhi-Air Pollution level fatal, several times more than that during Diwali" adding that a health advisory has advised against outdoor excercises too, cautioning that the current level of air pollution in Delhi could affect even the unborn child in the mother's womb.
Writing on the Juniad Khan murder case trial in Haryana, the Indian Express writes "Rapped for helping lawyer of accused additional AG resigns".
In an interesting nugget, the Times of India notes that the Ministry of food processing will showcase the humble khichidi as India's new superfood at the world Food India conference to be held in Delhi on November 4th and 5th.
Reporting on Women safety in the country, the Times of India writes "Goa safest for women, Delhi near the bottom", adding that Education and lack of safety drag the Capital down.
"Jailtley, Rahul spar over 'ease of doing business' rankings" reports DNA.

Special courts to try politicians in national interest: Supreme Court

Special courts to try politicians in national interest: Supreme Court 

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
India now in top 100 business-friendly nations, and veteran leader Prem Kumar Dhumal, being picked as Himachal CM face, are the stories highlighted in the press today.
"India jumps 30 spots in 1 year to No.100 on ease of doing business", is the lead in The Times of India. The Pioneer calls it, "Giant leap in 'doing business' ", while the Hindustan Times terms it "Rising Through the Ranks".
"Back to Dhumal to win back Himachal", headlines The Tribune, of the two-time former Himachal CM being named as BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate. The Pioneer remarks "It's Rajput vs Rajput in Himachal polls", as BJP names Dhumal to take on Congress's Virbhadra Singh.
"Army to build foot overbridge in Mumbai, many wonder why", notes The Tribune. The Times of India writes "Furore as Army told to build 3 Mumbai bridges". The Indian Express comments "Mumbai death bridge to be built on a war footing- by Army".
"India clears 21 thousand 700 crore rupee project to replace ageing Chetak choppers", informs the Hindustan Times on its front page.
"Shivraj  gets clean chit as 490 are charged in Vyapam exam scam", notes The Indian Express of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's name being cleared by the CBI.
Licenses of hotels serving hookah in Delhi, either in non-smoking or smoking zone, to be cancelled, says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain, reports The Times of India.
'National anthem in morning, Vande Mataram in evening must', The Indian Express cites the Jaipur Mayor making it mandatory for its staff to sing the national anthem and song.
And finally, The Times of India informs "Future prospects basis for mishap payouts, says Supreme Court; Seeks to ensure 'Just ' Amount for Accident victims", based on future prospects of deceased person, rather than only loss of present income.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Manhattan shooting: At least six dead, nine injured after van driver hits civilians, suspect in custody

Manhattan shooting: At least six dead, nine injured after van driver hits civilians, suspect in custody

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Supreme Court saying that it will set up a five judge constitution bench to hear all Aadhaar related cases in the last week of November makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "Top court refers all Aadhaar cases to Constitution bench" leads Hindustan Times adding "that in a fresh direction the centre tells Supreme Court that matter can be decided once and for all rather than the court passing interim orders". "Supreme Court raps Bengal for challenging Parliament's mandate serves notice on government on mobile linking" says the Pioneer.
On President Donald Trump's Russian links probe Asian Age writes "Trump's ex-aide surrenders". The paper writes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were charged with conspiracy and money laundering.
Referring to Kerala's love Jihad case DNA informs "Supreme Court to hear Hadiya in person. Says her consent is key, overrules NIA's objections".
Writing on actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui drawing severe flak for documenting his relationships and following a complaint reportedly registered with the National Commission for Women that accuses him of outraging the modesty of a co-star, The Times of India writes "Facing flak, Nawaz withdraws memoir".
On a disgruntled flier sparking bomb, hijack scare on-board a Jet flight, The Times of India writes "Mumbai-Delhi business class flyer plants bomb note in toilet. Hoax detected after flight lands in Ahmedabad."
"Lifetime license to spur Make-in-India Defence production" informs the Pioneer. The paper writes Ministry of Home Affairs relaxes rules to boost investment in manufacturing of arms and ammunition.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trump’s former campaign head was indicted and Fox News talked about cheeseburger emojis

Trump’s former campaign head was indicted and Fox News talked about cheeseburger emojis

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
"Do yoga, play, Modi's advice to children to avoid diabities" headlines the Hindustan Times quoting PM on his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme.
Sanskar, not drugs will cure depression" is a headline on DNA front page.  In a first of its kind research conducted at Sanskrit centre JNU based on Bhagvat Purana and Agni Purana, it was found that listening to bhajans, doing yoga and moral values at an early age is a great stress buster.  Mental health has been thoroughly taken care of in our tradition whereas psychiatry is a relatively new branch.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recently launched a State wide campaign to end social evils like dowry and child marriages says a Hindu report.  He also eulogized a former Principal who returned four lakh rupees as dowry he got for his son's marriage.
The Indian Express carries a success story of a dairy in Mukhmelpur village in North Delhi producing bio gas plant from a 400 square yard plot from 500 kg. of cow and buffallow dung daily.  An investment of 12 lakh rupees and help from IIT Delhi materialised the project.
Some of the other stories covered by the newspapers today are - Trade fair this year to focus on start-ups/ a selfie with cow competition in Kolkata to spread the awareness about usefulness of cows' urine and dung. Goa hosting a three-day festival in name of vocalist SUSHREE KESARBAI KERKAR./  Over 73 per cent paints having excess lead and a Grub fest begining today at JNU Stadium Delhi.

Monday, October 30, 2017

PM Modi Expresses Concern Over Diabetes Among Children, Urges Healthy Lifestyle

PM Modi Expresses Concern Over Diabetes Among Children, Urges Healthy Lifestyle

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Reporting on a Supreme Court ruling, The Times of India writes that the Apex court has said a person accused of sexually assaulting a minor or a woman of unsound mind can be convicted without the rape survivor being cross-examined to corroborate her charges if other evidence was sufficient to prove guilt.
"CBI charges Gujarat based firm", says the Hindustan Times writing that the CBI has charged Sterlling Biotic limited with defaulting more than 5,300 crore rupees in bank loans, after accusing the Pharmaceutical company of bribing 3 Income Tax officials.
"Centre Kashmir interlocutor will talk to Hurriyat", headlines The Asian Age, writing that Dineshwar Sharma is also likely to extend a formal invitation for dialogue to Hurriyat leaders, once the talks process its initiated.
The Indian Express reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the media to raise a debate on "internal democracy" in political parties, admitting that "many voices" have emerged even in a party like the BJP in which the "overall thought process used to be the same earlier".
Under the headline " Rate card for social media fame", the Mail Today confirms what many have suspected for some time now-that likes and followers are up for sale. "Money may not buy you love but it can certainly buy you likes in the virtual world", writes the paper adding that online agencies are offering millions of likes, reviews, viral videos and even negative online campaigns at a price.
The Hindu writes that India will leapfrog 30 places to the 100th position out of 190 countries in the World Bank's ease of Doing Business report, expected to be released on 31st October. This is thanks to reforms in areas  such as 'starting a business', 'dealing with construction permits' and 'resolving insolvency'.
Talking about transcending borders in language, The Asian Age writes that world's most trusted Oxford English Dictionary has officially accepted several Indian words in their latest update including Jugad, Time pass, Funda, Achcha, Natak and Chup.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Telangana: Major setback for TDP as Revanth Reddy quits party

Telangana: Major setback for TDP as Revanth Reddy quits party
Newspapers Headlines
Most newspapers today have highlighted the confrontation between the Supreme Court and the centre over appointment of judges in the higher judiciary. "SC questions Centre on judicial posts" headlines The Hindu. The paper says 'Court asks why finalisation of Memorandum of Procedure continues to linger?'. The Indian Express, in its lead headline, writes "Supreme Court frames new norms to evaluate work of HC Additional Judges".
The DNA, in a top story, quotes Dineshwar Sharma, the interlocutor appointed for Jammu and Kashmir, as saying "Valley can't turn into Syria". In a related story, the paper reports - 'Jail, fine for property damage in J&K now".
Several newspapers have noticed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's cautionary advice to Pakistan to act against terrorist groups operating from its soil. "If Pak fails to act against terror, US will get it done" headlines The Statesman.
The arrest of senior journalist Vinod Verma by the Chattisgarh Police for suspected blackmail and extortion allegedly involving a state minister is also tracked keenly by most newspapers. "Sting in sexy tail! Scribe held for 'blackmail' bid" is how The Pioneer describes it.
Over the controversy surrounding the dialogues of the Vijay starrer film Mersal, The Tribune reports "Freedom of expression applies to films says HC". In the same space, the paper also quotes Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying "Judiciary should not be influenced by events of day".
The Times of India reports on why helping others is good for the do-gooder! The paper says - research suggests, acts of generosity are linked to health benefits like lower BP and decreased mortality rates.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sonia ill, returns from Shimla

Sonia ill, returns from Shimla

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments at an international conference on consumer protection are highlighted on the front pages of many papers. The Pioneer quotes the Prime minister as saying "Tougher law to protect buyers".
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to the Taj Mahal is prominently noticed on the front pages. The Indian Express quotes him as saying "don't get into why Taj was built, when or how....Taj a gem, will protect it". Several papers carry pictures of yogi Adityanath wielding a broom as part of a cleanliness drive at the west gate of the Taj.
Most papers also highlight the action taken by the UP police in the case involving the brutal assault on two foreign tourists in Agra. The DNA notes "5 held for attack on Swiss couple".
The Times of India quotes Chief Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdhary in its headline "Asthana's promotion was a unanimous decision".
With Gujarat heading in for assembly elections soon, the papers keenly track all the political manouevering going on in the state. The Hindustan Times in its front page lead writes "Will support Congress in Gujarat, says Hardik". The Times of India reports "BJP pins hopes on PM's 50 rallies to woo voters". Regarding the claim made by the Patidar agitation leader Narendra Patel that he had been offered a bribe of 1 crore rupees to join the BJP, the Hindu reports "Patidar leader heats up poll scene with tape on bribery".
The death of Abdul Kareem Telgi who was convicted in the fake stamp paper case is noticed by all the papers. The Times of India writes "Telgi made a 32,000 crore rupee career in counterfeiting".
In what could be some good news for the economy, the Hindustan Times reports "Quarterly results, new data show economy could be turning around".
And finally....news of a significant medical achievement in the country....the Indian Express writes "In first such surgery in India, AIIMS separates twins joined at the head".

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Swiss couple attacked in Agra: Three arrested; Centre, UP govt condemn incident

Swiss couple attacked in Agra: Three arrested; Centre, UP govt condemn incident

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Announcement of Gujarat Assembly poll dates, and US's stern warning to Pakistan on terror havens are major stories this morning.
"December date set for Gujarat election battle" leads the Hindustan Times. DNA writes "Election Commission blows the poll bugle: Gujarat's Game of Thrones Officially Begins". "EC sets dates for 2019 mood-setter in must - win state for Modi and Shah" is the Times of India headline.
"US to Pak : Counter terror, or we will" the Tribune writes of the Trump administration taking a stern view of terrorist safe havens. The Times of India quotes visiting US Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson as saying, 'Safe havens for terror groups in Pak won't be tolerated'.
"Centre's stimulus package: Markets scale new heights" highlights the DNA.
And finally, a " 'Fish-lizard' fossil from Kutch is a Jurassic first" reports the Hindu, of a near-complete Jurassic-era fossil, of an intriguing animal that looks like a mashup of a dolphin and lizard, unearthed in Kutch, Gujarat.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gujarat election 2017 date declared: How Modi used delay to keep BJP ahead

Gujarat election 2017 date declared: How Modi used delay to keep BJP ahead

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and the entire top brass of his Ministry projecting the government's road map to fire up the economy at a press conference makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "Twin Propellers: PSBs to Get rupees 2.1 lakhs crore; Road-Building to take off with rupees 7 lakh crore" leads The Economic Times adding "Mammoth infusion via recapitalisation bonds to strengthen banks; roads construction push to generate jobs".
"India to step up aid for Afghan-owned growth" informs Hindustan Times. "Modi, Ghani hold detailed terror; security, aid review" says The Asian Age. The paper also quotes Afghan President slamming Pakistan as saying  "Time to make a clear choice".
Referring to the Rajashtan government's controversial bill aimed at protecting public servants and Judges from prosecution without its prior sanction as well as disallowing any media coverage into allegations against them to a select committee of the Assembly, DNA writes "Raje sends 'gag' Bill to Assembly panel".
Writing  on the elevation of Chinese president Xi Jinping  to the ranks of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping with the communist Party enshrining his political thought in the party constitution The Times of India says" Xi gets same status as Mao, assured 2nd term."
"J&K separatists harden stance, cold to Sharma" writes DNA.
"Hizb chief's son held for terror-funding in 2011 case. Accused of receiving money from a Hizb activist in Saudi Arabia" notes The Tribune.
"GST collections rise to rupees 92,150 crore in September" informs The Business Standard.
And Finally, the Mail Today reports that at a time when even the children of the officers of the defence forces hardly join the department, it is pleasing to see Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's brother working as a subedar in the Indian Army. He is deployed on the Line of Actual Control with China.

Cabinet approves massive Rs 9 lakh crore boost for economy

Cabinet approves massive Rs 9 lakh crore boost for economy

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Asian Age reports that in the wake of a string of terror attacks n the Afghan security forces masterminded by the Pakistan-backed Taliban, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani will undertake a  one day visit to India today.
Under the headline "SC takes U-turn on Mandatory 'Jana Gana Mana in Movie Halls", The Pioneer writes that in a major departure from its order mandating cinema halls to play the national anthem before the screening of any movie, the Supreme Court has said that such a direction, if at all, has to come from the government.
In an exclusive report, the DNA says, "Maharashtra government opposes GST in real estate", writing that the government has argued that a decision should be taken at the GST council after an in-depth study and after weighing its impact on state finances.
In a good news for speedier Internet services, The Times of India writes that the Centre has started the process to give a boost to the minimum mandated Internet speed from the existing 512 Kbps to atleast 20 Mbps and more.
The Hindu writes that amid uproar from the opposition Congress, the Rajasthan government has tabled in the assembly a Bill to replace the ordinance to protect serving and former judges, Magistrates and public Servants from being investigated for on duty action without sanction. In a related headline, The Indian Express writes, "Her shield and Gag Bill tabled in House, Raje calls for a rethink".
The Times of India writes has something intersting for air travellers; it spots out the most bacteria and virus filled places inside the plane Seat belt buckles, Air vent dials, tray table surfaces and Aile seats. So don't forget to carry sanitizers while flying.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

With New Take In Kashmir, Congress Hopes Centre Has Learnt A Lesson

With New Take In Kashmir, Congress Hopes Centre Has Learnt A Lesson

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Wooing Gujarat PM says economy on track, more reforms ahead is Asian Age headline.
The DNA quotes Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhiya as saying that some rejig in GST rate structure is required to reduce the burdern on small and medium businesses.
The Economic Times reports on its front page of a big surge in reverse brain drain.
2 lakh kidneys are required per year. Only 5,000 transplants happen. 50,000 liver transplant required but only 700 get them - this was a revelation in an organ donation program yesterday, reports The DNA.
Now we have standardized national hearing impairment at neonatal stage in India is heartening report in DNA.
'Cow Urine for organic farming' is a Pioneer headline.
And, some of the other stories covered by various newspapers include the Railways Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani ordering air conditioning in the driver's running rooms/ NCR having lost 40% of its water bodies in 42 years/ Lucknow Agra expressway to be closed from 10am to 2pm on 24th October/ and a private firm donating 5 thousand pollution masks to Gurugram police.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Government targeting complete overhaul of GST rates

Government targeting complete overhaul of GST rates

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
News of the Ministry of External Affairs gathering DNA samples of the families of the 39 Indians who were believed to have been captured by Islamic State militants from Mosul more than three years ago  dominates the front pages of most newspapers today. "39 missing Indians: MEA collects DNA from families," headlines the Indian Express.
In its front page headline, The Sunday Times reports "Congress seeks to widen anti-BJP Gujarat front, OBC leader joins party" noting that OBC leader Alpesh Thakur is set to join Congress on Monday. The Asian Age adds in its headline "Gujarat Poll drama: Congress wins over Hardik, BJP gets aides".
The DNA on its front page reports that RSS leader Rakesh Mishra was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Gazipur. Local journalist for a national Hindi daily, 35 years old Rajesh Mishra, succumbed to bullet wounds on Saturday morning after four motorcycle borne miscreants opened fire.
The Hindustan Times reports that the Reserve Bank of India, RBI on Saturday clarified that linking one's bank account with Aadhaar number is mandatory under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The Sunday Times adds that a fresh challenge has been posed to Aadhaar, in the Supreme Court, questioning the Constitutional validity of the Reserve Bank of India's decision to make its linkage with bank accounts mandatory.
According to the DNA in a front page story titled " Buried", Bofors files to be dug up",  the CBI top brass is learnt to have issued directions to key officers to locate the "buried" files connected to the case and prepare a fresh list of witnesses and accused who are still alive.
And finally, the Hindu reports that the tiny Tawny Lark: the dull brown colored bird that is small enough to fit in your palm can imitate the calls of 34 other birds found in its habitat, and even shephereds' whistles and squirrels.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Probe assets of Jay Shah, says Lalu Prasad

Probe assets of Jay Shah, says Lalu Prasad

Newspapers Headlines
Most newspapers today have keenly tracked the pollution levels in Delhi-NCR a day after Diwali, post the ban imposed on the sale of firecrackers by the Supreme Court. "City cheats ban but pollution a bit less" headlines the Mail Today. "Delhi did its best but it wasn't enough, air still turned toxic" reads The Times of India's top headline.
The Hindu has front paged another story which says "Most pollution-linked deaths occur in India". Quoting an international commission's report, the paper says that out of 9 million premature deaths linked to pollution worldwide, a staggering 2.5 million deaths were reported from India in 2015.
Several newspapers have also front paged photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. "At Kedarpuri, PM lays foundation for five key projects" writes the DNA. The Times of India quotes the PM as saying "UPA didn't let me rebuild Kedarnath as Gujarat CM".
Reporting on the politically sensitive Bofors scam, the DNA, quoting Fairfax CEO Michael Hershman in its lead headline, writes- "What did Rajiv Gandhi have to hide (in Bofors case) ?"; 'should have ordered an inquiry'.
In a horrifying story of mob hysteria in Jammu & Kashmir, The Statesman reports "Mob tries to set youth on fire in Kashmir over 'braid-chopping". In another such instance reported from Delhi, The Asian Age says "Man objects to open urination, beaten to death".
The resignation of solicitor general Ranjit Kumar is keenly noticed in the newspapers today. The Asian Age writes "2nd top law officer quits, says reason is personal".
And finally, The Indian Express reports - come 2018 and India will get its indigenous nature channel "DD Prakriti" on the lines of Discovery and National Geographic channels, in order to promote nature conservation films by Indian filmmakers. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Over 60 killed as suicide bombings hit mosques in Afghanistan

Over 60 killed as suicide bombings hit mosques in Afghanistan

Newspapers Headlines
Most newspapers this morning except the Statesman are only available in their online editions as yesterday was a holiday on account of Diwali. Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with army jawans is the lead in most online editions. "PM Modi calls jawans 'his family', celebrates Diwali near the LOC" reports the Hindustan Times. The Times of India highlights External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's special Diwali gesture for Pakistan nationals as it quotes her as saying "On Diwali, medical visa for all deserving cases that are pending." On Diwali celebrations in Delhi, the Statesman notes "Capital celebrates Diwali with fervour, lesser fireworks".
The Indian Express highlights the Kerala High Court's observation on inter-faith marriages in the backdrop of the campaign by various religious groups against what they describe as 'Love Jihad". The paper reports " Don't communalise inter-faith marriages, warns Kerala High Court". The Statesman quotes the high court as saying "All inter religious marriages not love jihad".
The Hindustan Times in its story captioned "5 pesticides that killed Maharashtra farmers may be banned for a month" writes that after reports of more than 30 farmers dying of pesticide poisoning in Yavatmal and some other districts of the state the government is considering banning the pesticides in five Vidarbha districts.
The Indian Express carries an exclusive interview with the Director General of Police of Jammu and Kashmir S P Vaid. The paper quotes him as saying "At least 160 militants killed this year, Kashmir needs political initiative".
The indictment of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar by an anti-graft court in a corruption case related to the Avenfield property in London.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How Google's quantum computer could change the world

How Google's quantum computer could change the world

Newspapers Headlines
The Home Ministry's communication to the states regarding the deployment of central forces is prominently noticed on the front pages of many papers. The Asian Age reports "MHA tells states : don't rely only on Central forces". The Pioneer caption reads "Central forces can't substitute State police, warns MHA". The papers add that this communication comes in the backdrop of a tussle between the West Bengal government and the Home Ministry over the deployment of central forces in Darjeeling.
The killing of a school teacher in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, a week after three militants were killed in a gun battle with security forces at his house, is widely noticed in the press. The Hindustan Times reports "Militants kill J&K teacher, leave note of 'revenge' for encounter at house". In another incident of violence in the state, the Statesman reports " Rioters pelt stones at Army patrol for rescuing alleged braid chopper from being lynched by the villagers; troops open fire to disperse mob".
On the killing of 22 year old folk singer Harshita Dahiya in Panipat in Haryana, the Times of India states "8 bullets pumped into singer, Tihar inmate prime suspect". The Pioneer quotes the singer's sister as saying "My husband killed Harshita".
Writing on the ticket distribution process for the forthcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, the Tribune notes "BJP ticket for 12 new faces ; 3 Congress deserters make it too ; Sonia to decide on 1 family, 1 ticket".

Rahul Gandhi okays Revanth Reddy’s entry into Congress

Rahul Gandhi okays Revanth Reddy’s entry into Congress

Newspapers Headlines
Pollution control plan in Delhi ahead of Diwali, is highlighted by many newspapers this morning.
"Tough measures in place to check Delhi pollution" leads the Hindustan Times. "Pollution panel bans diesel gensets in Delhi till March 15" is The Times of India headline. "Cracker Ban Fires up Black Market" with merchants providing doorstep deliveries of fireworks, defying the Supreme Court ban, is a Mail Today exclusive.
Included in the Graded Response Action Plan, "Parking may cost you 4 times more" is the lead in The Pioneer. "500 rupee fine for drivers honking inside ISBTs, 100 rupee fine for conductors shouting destinations" informs the paper.
"Dark Dhanteras in city as gold sales dive by 35 per cent" reports The DNA.
'We must take pride in our heritage' The Asian Age cites PM Modi.
"After Sangeet Som, Yogi tune: Taj built by blood, sweat of India's workers, sons" is the Indian Express lead. The Asian Age states "Yogi plans Agra visit in bid for damage control".
"BJP slams Congress on report that Bhandari paid for Vadra travel" writes The Indian Express, on fugitive arms dealer, Sanjay Bhandari buying air tickets for Robert Vadra. The paper also reports "Air ticket probe hits dead end, agency says got cash".
The Pioneer informs, for the first time in India's electoral history, the entire Himachal Pradesh poll staff will be paid online.
On the death of an 11-year old girl in Jharkhand, the state's PDS Minister questions his own government's Aadhaar drive, that renders ration cards not linked to Aadhaar, ineligible, highlights The Indian Express.
And finally, "Eating out could get cheaper as GST may be cut to 12 per cent" says The Times of India.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Malta journalist Caruana Galizia: Anti-corruption warrior

Malta journalist Caruana Galizia: Anti-corruption warrior

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounding the BJP's election bugle in Gujarat makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. The Tribune quoting the Prime Minister writes "Development vs dynasty in Gujarat poll". "PM woos Gujarat, vows all GST hurdles will go. Dares Congress to fight polls on development plank" leads the Asian Age.
Writing on the political assets of India's seven national parties, Hindustan Times writes "BJP richest party, Congress not far behind in watchdog report."
Referring to JNU student Najeeb Ahmad who is still untraced after he mysteriously went missing from his hostel, DNA writes "Delhi High Court scolds CBI over inaction in Najeeb case."
"No berth for Shivpal, Mulayam Singh Yadav in Akhilesh's executive council" informs the Pioneer.
"This Diwali, Delhi will breathe what it bursts" leads Hindustan Times. The paper forecasts that the city can have best post Diwali air in four years if firecracker use is reduced.
Writing on the spectrum auction the Financial Express says "Inter ministerial group seeks to soften blow to telecom companies. Favours more reasonable reserve price, wants method to reflect international best practices."
"Satyarthi demands National Tribunal for children cause" says the Statesman. DNA quotes President Ram Nath Kovind as saying "Tough for kids to speak over abuse".
Referring to the Aarushi case DNA writes, "Talwars return home to sea of emotions" adding "wait of four years and 20 days finally ends for dentist couple"
"Vaastu fails, man drags agency to court" reports the Hindu. The paper says there were no positive changes even after Karnataka man spent five lakh rupees to redesign home.
Password, you said?, Wi-Fi is still unsafe! Well, the Times of India says, your password protected Wi-Fi connection could be vulnerable to trespassing. Researchers claim to have discovered a weakness in a Wi-Fi security protocol called WPA2 that leaves password-protected Wi-Fi connections open to cyber-attacks and manipulation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Talwars walk free after nearly four years in jail

Talwars walk free after nearly four years in jail

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
"IMF Chief now lauds GST, demonetisation" headlines theDNA. The Paper quotes the IMF Chief saying that this has resulted in a "little bit of a short term slow down.
The Pioneer reports that with Diwali just 4 days away-Delhi's air pollution is now in severe darkest red zone.
"Jakhar's Gurdaspur stunner" headlines The Tribune referring to the stunning victory of Punjab Congress Chief, Son of a former Minister Balram Jakhar in the Gurdaspur by election by a margin of 1.93 lakh votes.
A section of people in Madhya Pradesh are against crackers-- No not necessarily due to pollution but due to the fact that they have images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses on them which is insulting.
The Asian Age reports on the detained Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Sayeed as close to walking free as Pakistan drops terror charges on him.
The Delhi Police are haunted by the growing number of suicides in their own ranks. On an average one suicide a month due to depression and anxiety. High stress levels, erratic working hours and thankless nature of the job are some of the issues reports the Mail Today.
Some other stories covered by newspapers are:- Yet another RSS worker being hacked in Kerala/ Scientists to develop pollution free crackers/ More farmers in Yavatmal affected by pesticide poisoning/ Film maker Lekh Tendon passing away/a Punjabi NRI Satwant Singh improving the walls, toilets, and libraries of Indian government Schools.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bypoll cheer for Cong. as Jakhar sweeps Gurdaspur

Bypoll cheer for Cong. as Jakhar sweeps Gurdaspur

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar sharing the stage in Patna finds place in the Hindustan Times, DNA and The Asian age. Modi unveils plan to make 10 government and private universities world class, lays foundation in Bihar for project worth 3000 crore rupees writes The Pioneer.
BJP braces for toughest Gujarat polls in 15 years says The Asian Age, adding that Rahul Gandhi's recent rallies in the state have evoked a positive response.
'SIT releases sketches of Gauri's killers' of the Bengaluru journalist who was gunned down about a month ago, states The Hindu Activism may have led to Gauri's murder says the Mail Today.
'Delhi may breathe easier this Diwali' writes The Times of India on its front page. Experts say, clear skies, dry winds and cracker ban to help, adds the paper.
Kejriwal's stolen car found abandoned in Ghaziabad is widely covered by the press.
The Hindustan Times in its Sunday Special writes about 'the festival of lights burning bright at the blind school' in Delhi titled 'All the lights they can not see, the paper says for the 400 visually impaired students of the Blind Relief Association, Diwali brings a mix of feelings and memories.
"High Court pulls up CBI over falsification of evidence' says The Statesmen, of the Aarushi case. "Talwars will not come out of jail before Monday informs the Hindustan Times, because their documents could not be processed.
"Football mania in Kolkata, says The Indian Express as the Under-17 World Cup fever grips the city as it braces for the final match on the 28th of this month.
70 per cent crop loss feared due to rains, veggie prices to soar", reports The Times of India. Some papers report of doubling of Onion prices already."
And finally, talk of being multi-faceted. The DNA writes about Former Diplomat Nirupama Rao who retired after serving as India's ambassador to US. She is all set to release her album of songs, some even written and composed by her.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

3 dead, 2 missing as heavy rains lash Bengaluru

3 dead, 2 missing as heavy rains lash Bengaluru

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Supreme Court staying its order banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi- NCR and the Allahabad High Court's observations on the Trial Court judge in the sensational Aarushi murder case are prominently highlighted by the newspapers today.
"Firecracker ban will remain, don't give it religious angle, says SC" headlines the Hindustan Times. "Communal colour to ban on crackers pains apex court" is how the Statesman puts it.
The Tribune highlights that the Punjab and Haryana High Court has fixed a three-hour slot (from 6:30-9:30 pm only) for bursting of crackers on Diwali in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.
Writing on the acquittal of the Talwar parents in the Aarushi murder case, the Indian Express' lead headline reads "High Court demolishes CBI: witness was tutored and evidence tampered". The Tribunes notes the Allahabad High Court as saying "Trial judge acted like director creating fictional scenario".
Several newspapers have also highlighted the Supreme Court maintaining to strike a balance on the Rohingya issue. "SC on Rohingya: Need to balance national interest, human rights" headlines the Indian Express.
And finally, in some relief to the passengers traveling from Delhi to Mumbai via train, the Times of India writes "Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani now faster, cheaper". The paper adds that the new Rajdhani train, starting from today, will reduce the travel time by two hours; fares in 2AC and 3AC will also be cheaper.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

It’s now happening: Sonia on elevation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress chief

It’s now happening: Sonia on elevation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress chief

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
"Himachal polls on November 9; Gujarat dates soon; EC," headlines The Hindustan Times. In a play of words The Indian Express says, " Election Omission : EC announces poll date for Himachal but not for Gujarat."
"On the Aarushi murder verdict, The DNA asks, "Who killed Aarushi and Hemraj? Nobody knows. "The Mail Today opines, "How not to do an investigation."
"Restocking after GST and festival season push IIP to 9 -month high," notes The Indian Express. "Mining 'powers' IIP up by 4.3 percent, inflation stable," says The Asian Age.
"US withdraws from UNESCO accusing the UN's cultural body of 'anti - Israel' stance," reports DNA. whereas The Hindu says, "US and Israel quit UNESCO."
"Old Delhi vendors flout Supreme Court ban, sell crackers,"The  Hindustan Times reports in photo story.
"Delhi High Court sets aside JNU disciplinary action against Kanhaiya, 14 others," stating that this was "issued without following the principles of natural justice," notes The Stateman.
The Tribune reports, "Sword-wielding rival groups clash at Golden Temple; several hurt. The clash occurred between the SGPC task force members and the radical Sikhs as the latter tried to head towards the AKal Takht."
"Railways will launch India's fastest long-distance, premium Express train before Diwali between New Delhi and Mumbai on a trial basis with only a single stop at Ratlam," informs The Pioneer.
"LED lights could supplement Wi-Fi," The Times of India reports a study by researchers of the University of Edinburgh, UK, which "found that  transmitting digital data via LEDs at the same time as using them to generate light does not make the light dimmer or change its colour."

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Aarushi Talwar murder case: Talwars’ acquitted, friends, family and well-wishers rejoice

Aarushi Talwar murder case: Talwars’ acquitted, friends, family and well-wishers rejoice

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Supreme Court landmark ruling criminalising sex with minor wife, and Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council's recommendations to boost growth, are highlighted prominently in the press.
"Supreme Court rewrites 77-year law, says sex with U-18 wife is rape" headlines The Times of India. The Indian Express writes, "Sex with child wife is rape, rules SC, underlines the girl's right to choose". "Sex with Balika Vadhu is rape" is how The Pioneer puts it.
Prime Minister's economic panel zeroes in on 10 areas to spur growth, jobs" highlighted The Times of India. The Hindu says "PM's advisory council acknowledges slowdown". "New Economic Council says Not in favour of Stimulus" notes The Hindustan Times.
Two IAF commandos slain in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, is another story reported widely in most papers.
"Using band-aid to treat brain tumour". Under that headline, The Pioneer states, blaming Diwali fireworks for Delhi's pollution skirts the issue, as construction dust, vehicle emissions and stubble burning, account for 99 percent of the city's unhealthy smog.
The Times of India notes "Traders 'gift', sell crackers online to get rid of stock".
"Petrol pump strike for Friday called off" reports the DNA.
" 'Rain, rumour' killed 23 Mumbaikars" The Tribune cites a report by the Western Railway, terming it bizarre that the Railway held none responsible for the Elphinstone road station stampede.
In the Dera chief Ram Rahim case, The Hindustan Times cites the police as claiming "Honeypreet conspired to start arson".
"Anupam Kher named FTII's new chairman" notices The Asian Age.
And finally, The Statesman reports, Twenty three girls symbolically took charge of 12 Embassies and High Commissions in the national capital for a day, on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child on Wednesday.

Hearing of Amit Shah son's defamation case against news portal adjourned to October 16

Hearing of Amit Shah son's defamation case against news portal adjourned to October 16

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's campaign tour of Gujarat and BJP President Amit Shah's visit to Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh dominate front page headlines. The DNA quotes Mr Shah as saying about Rahul Gandhi " He cant see through his Italian specs". In the backdrop of some government ministers defending Mr Amit Shah's son Jay Shah against allegations of financial wrongdoing, The Asian Age quotes Mr Gandhi as saying "Government has shifted to Beta Bachao".
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's interaction with the media after inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency gets wide traction in the press. The Asian Age quotes him as saying "Terror funding probe has crushed separatists' morale in J&K valley". The Hindu reports him as saying "Charges against Jay Shah baseless".
The hearing in the Supreme Court regarding a 'living will' whereby a patient gives advance authorisation to remove life support systems in case of irreversible terminal illness is prominently noticed on the front pages of many newspapers. The Pioneer writes "Living will prone to misuse, cant allow : Government to Supreme Court". The Tribune reports that the government "favours passive euthanasia on advise of medical board".
On the state of mental health in the country, The Tribune reports experts as saying on World Mental Health day yesterday" 3 in 10 working people will face mental health issues. Para military forces manageing depression quite well.
In a special story, The Times of India reports "To market new drugs in India, global trials must include desis.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Roads are in a bad shape, admits KT Rama Rao

Roads are in a bad shape, admits KT Rama Rao

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Supreme Court banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR till October 31st is a lead headline acros most papers today. "Supreme Court bursts a fire cracker - Delhi traders call it "black day" as ruling spurs protest" says the DNA while the Pioneer opines " Supreme Court misled into Dampening Diwali Spirits", adding that as the court bans sale of firecrackers till October 31, IIT study says pollution did not rise on Diwali or till 3 weeks later.
Most papers have carried the story of a US academic Richard Thaler, a behavioral Economics Guru who helped popularise the idea "Nudging" people toward doing what was best for them, winning the Nobel economics prize.
The Times of India writes that highly qualified and skilled Indians wanting to immigrate to the US could be in luck under new merit-based immigration reforms proposed by the Trump administration and relayed to the Congress yesterday.
In an interesting story, The Asian Age writes that alert Indian Peace Keepers repulsed an attack by a group of around 30 militia on Friday on its Lubero post in the troubled province of North Kivu in  Congo.
"Now, UP Mantri goes after the Taj", reports The Times of India. The paper writes that days after the row over the absence of Taj Mahal from a UP government booklet on tourism UP Minister LN Chaudhery has said that the Taj Mahal was rightly kept out and should instead be replaced with Guru Gorakhnath Peeth.
Are reading problems a sign of impaired hearing ? asks The Times of India. The paper says  that if your child has difficulty in reading, you may want to get them screened for hearing problems, as according to a new study, 25% of kids who suffer reading difficulties were found to have impaired hearing.
And finally, "Facebook comes to minor girls rescue," says The Hindu. The paper writes that a family court in Jodhpur annulled child marriage of a girl who was only 12 when her wedding was solemnised 7 years ago. The boys face - book account provided evidence that helped in proving that the marriage took place 2010, when both the boy and the girl were minors.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SC flip-flops on firecracker ban as no credible study done on its environmental impact

SC flip-flops on firecracker ban as no credible study done on its environmental impact

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering a strong message to his critics on his first visit to his hometown Vadnagar as PM makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "Digested poison to serve country" leads DNA adding "PM Modi invokes Lord Shiva on trip to hometown."The Asian Age quotes Modi as saying "I've faced venom since 2001." "Modi hits out at UPA for neglecting health. Inaugurates medical college in hometown Vadnagar" states The Hindu.
Referring to a website which alleged irregularities by a company owned by Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, The Times of India leads "Amit Shah's son to file 100 crore rupees defamation suit against website. Opposition alleges crony capitalism, demands probe."
Some of the papers carry reports and photographs of Indian Air Force's 85th Air Force Day at Hindon airbase in New Delhi on their front pages. The Asian Age quoting the IAF writes "Ready to fight war at short notice."
The Indian Express in its lead story says "RBI surveys show general economy in 'pessimistic zone', jobs big worry. Consumer confidence, growth and business sentiment have fallen, show surveys."
And finally, IAS man's 'accident' software draws PM praise. Well, the Asian Age reports that a young bureaucrat of the 2015 batch came up with an innovative concept that left the Prime Minister impressed. The officer had in collaboration with Google prepared a software that can instantly determine the location of a caller from an accident site.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Congress demands PM Modi order probe into Amit Shah son’s firm

Congress demands PM Modi order probe into Amit Shah son’s firm

Newspapers Headlines
The Prime Minister bringing a bonanza to poll bound Gujarat finds front page coverage in many papers. The DNA, writes  ' GST relief  is early Diwali'  ' Happy that FM could convince GST Council to cut rates, bring reforms' says the Pioneer, quoting the Prime Minister.
The Statesman, the Indian express and the DNA show Narendra Modi at Dwarkadheesh temple in Gujarat. ' Modi launches BJP's Gujarat campaign' writes the Asian Age.
The Tribune reports of Rahul Gandhi kickstarting the Congress campaign in Himachal- ' Virbhadra Chief Minister choice says Rahul' writes the paper.
The war between the Centre and Delhi government snowballing over the hike in Delhi metro fares features prominently in leading dailies, ' Hardeep Puri to Arvind Kejriwal - want cheap metro fare? 'Foot the bill' writes the Mail Today. The Hindustan Times calls it 'transport tussle'and says that Puri tells the Chief Minister to pay 3000 crore rupees annually to DMRC for five years.
The Indian Express, in its lead story, writes about Vijay Mallya's  dubious deals, as a result of the probe by the Serious fraud investigation office. "Jet meant for airline diverted for use by Mallya and his political friends' says the paper.
The passing away of Kundan Shah, best known for directing 'Jaane bhi do Yaaron' finds place in most papers
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan is in the list of probables for this years Nobel prize in Economics, informs the Financial Express.
And finally another  male bastion crumbling? Maybe inspired by Dangal,  the Sunday Times writes ' Uttar Pradesh akhara breaks 450 year tradition, allows girls'. 'After trying for a decade, 2 girls finally convince Varanasi mahant to let them enter ring.'                 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Opposition parties hit back at ‘arrogant’ CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Opposition parties hit back at ‘arrogant’ CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Newspapers Headlines
The newspapers today have prominently highlighted the GST relief measures announced for small traders and exporters. "Govt tweaks GST rates, gives relief to exporters" headlines the Hindustan Times.  "Relief for SMEs, 27 items cheaper" says The Asian Age. "Small firms can file quarterly returns, easier for exporters to claim tax refund" writes The Indian Express.
Most newspapers have front-paged the photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the opening ceremony of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 in New Delhi. "Proud hosts, despite loss" writes The Tribune as India lost their opening game to USA.
In a historic move aimed at assuring transparency in judicial appointments, The Hindu reports "SC lifts veil on Collegium recommendations". The Indian Express, in its lead, writes "Supreme Court opens a window to itself, starts to disclose appointment decisions".
The Asian Age reports on another observation of the Supreme Court to replace the practice of hanging till-death as it asked the Centre "Hangings painful, look for more peaceful alternative".
The Pioneer has highlighted the Supreme Court accepting a PIL to probe Mahatma Gandhi's assassination again. "Who was the third killer of Bapu? SC accepts PIL" headlines the daily.
And finally, The DNA reports that the Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh has shown the maximum improvement in its Sex Ratio at Birth with an increase 416 points under the government's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. That's called leading by example! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

GST Council relief to exporters, small businesses

GST Council relief to exporters, small businesses

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
All eyes are on the GST council meeting today. "Steps to ease GST worries likely," says The Tribune. "Relief for exporters small business on the cards," notes The Economic Times. "Amit Shah defers second leg of Kerala Yatra to attend meet," reports The Pioneer.
"IAF chief warns Pakistan: Can locate, fix, strike targets," reports the Hindustan Times. "IAF: ready for two-front war," The Tribune. "Chinese troops widening road 10 km from site of Doklam row," notes The Times of India. "Doklam not free of PLA troops," says The Hindu.
The DNA quotes the Supreme Court as saying that it is "Wrong to brand our judges pro-government."
"Five linked to Sanatan Sanstha key suspects in Gauri's murder," is a lead story in The Indian Express.
"High Court nixes Jafri's plea, gives PM clean chit in Gujarat riots," reports The Pioneer.
"No protests at Jantar Mantar from now: NGT says such activities violate environmental laws," says the DNA.
"War on dirty Delhi air set to take off. SC action plan to tackle city smog in winter may include shutting industrial plans and curbs on cars," headlines the Mail Today.
Other stories in today's newspapers are, "Ishiguro, a mix of Austen and Kafka, wins Literature Nobel,"-The Asian Age.
And finally, "Idealism may be killing marriages," The Times of India quotes social psychology professor Eli Finkel of North-Western university, US, who says "We should drastically lower our expectations from lovers to feel truly fulfilled. He said, there must be no shame in asking less of your partner."

Friday, October 6, 2017

IAF chief says India has power to strike Pakistan nukes, Islamabad says 'expect no restraint'

IAF chief says India has power to strike Pakistan nukes, Islamabad says 'expect no restraint'

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Prime Minister Modi strongly defending the government's management of the economy and pledging to reverse downturn in economic growth makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. Hindustan Times quoting PM Modi writes "Don't spread pessimism on economy. One quarter's reading means little, GDP will bounce back". "PM hits out at economic doomsayers" leads the Business Line.
Reserve Bank of India sharply revising downwards its growth projection is the other big story covered by the papers this morning. "RBI lowers GDP forecast to 6.7% from 7.3% says next quarters will be better" states The Times of India adding "Leaves key rates unchanged, warms against fiscal stimulus for economy".
"US warns Pakistan of isolation" informs Mail Today. While The Tribune quoting US writes "China's belt policy crosses disputed area".
Most of the papers take note of Rajnish Kumar becoming the new chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI), the country's biggest lender. He will take over from current chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya who will complete her four year term on Friday.
The DNA quotes the Congress party as saying "By end of October, you will not ask about Rahul's elevation". The Asian Age on another story writes "Rahul slams government on lack of jobs".

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Won’t mortgage India’s future for votes: Narendra Modi

Won’t mortgage India’s future for votes: Narendra Modi

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The terror attack on a BSF camp near Srinagar airport is the lead in most dailies today.
"Soldier, 3 militants killed as BSF camp hit by Pakistan's Jaish" is the Hindustan Times headline. "Fidayeen attack on BSF camp foiled" writes the Pioneer. "Three Jaish-e-Mohammad men killed in a Pathankot-type attack" says the DNA.
"Ram Rahim's aide Honeypreet arrested from Punjab highway" reports the Hindustan Times. "Honey trapped : 38 day chase for Dera chief 'daughter' ends" states the DNA.
"Laundering case : Mallya arrested in London, gets bail" highlights The Times of India on its front page. "30-minute arrest for Mallya's 9000-crore-rupee fraud" observes the DNA.
On the annulment of an inter-religious marriage by the Kerala High Court, The Hindu notes "Supreme Court questions how Kerala High Court annulled interfaith marriage" also saying, father can't keep 24-year-old girl in custody. The Indian Express says "SC has a question in Hadiya case : Can High Court annul a marriage?"  Hindustan Times states "New SC bench asks why marriage was annulled on 'love jihad' plaint".
In what could be another landmark judgement, The Pioneer reports of a 16-year-old "Juvenile to be tried as adult for murder", after a Delhi High court upheld the decision of the Juvenile Justice Board that the crime was committed in the "adult frame of mind".
After a sustained movement, there could soon be good news for girl students, as "BHU to relax curfew timings for girls" reports The Hindu.
"New 100 rupee notes coming next year, printing from April" states the Hindustan Times.
And finally, "UK exhibition celebrates Indian science over centuries" as part of the UK-India Year of Culture celebration this year, reports the DNA.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

3 Terrorists Who Attacked BSF Camp Near Srinagar Airport Killed

3 Terrorists Who Attacked BSF Camp Near Srinagar Airport Killed

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The attack on public celebrating music fest in Las Vegas makes for front  page story in almost all papers "Massacre at Vegas show" says the Hindustan Times.
58 shot dead from 32nd floor is the Tribune headline.
Rain of Bullets, wounds 500 in US deadlist shooting at Las Vegas-is the DNA headlines.
On the Swacch Bharat Mission the Hindustan Times headline reads, "PM: Swacch Bharat belongs to people, not select leaders" while the Indian Express headlines "Abuse me...don't play politics with Clean-up Mission: PM"
The Economic Times reports that in 3 years of Swachh Bharat, rural sanitation coverage, has increased from 39% to 69%.
Cases of Diarrohea 46 percent higher in non-ODF areas, reports Times of India.
The Railway Ministry has asked Rail Babus to shun first class saloons and travel 3rd AC or sleeper class to understand passengers' problems, reports the Mail today.
The Hindustan Times reports that a 38 years old lawyer Jagmeet Singh made history being the first person of Indian origin and Sikh heritage to be elected leader of one of Canada's three largest national political parties.
The Tribune carries a picture of BSF and Airforce's all women camel safari aimed at spreading Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign at the Atari Border.
The DNA carries a picture of Devotees celebrating International Dussehra festival in Kullu.
The others stories covered by newspapers are, BBC launching a Punjabi service from London, Punjabi being the 11th most spoken language in the world/A two days seminar on Sanskrit to be organised in November in Delhi/Dr. Soumya Swaminathan to be appointed as DG of WHO/Transgenders turning into swachh mission mascots in MP/Bihar CM to launch a campaign to end dowry and Delhi Zoo celebrating National Wildlife week.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Suspect, Was a Gambler, a Cipher, a ‘Lone Wolf’

Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Suspect, Was a Gambler, a Cipher, a ‘Lone Wolf’

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Newspapers today note the Finance Minister's statement on GST. "Scope for lowering GST slabs, hints FM," reports The Tribune. "
"Will slash GST rates if revenue rises" quotes The Pioneer. "GST puts premium on honesty," The Times of India quotes revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia.
DNA notes , "Without fare hike, Delhi metro will turn into DTC buses, says union Minister of state for urban affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri. "The Pioneer reports, "Metro fare hike stopped in its tracks," whereas The Hindu says, "Metro fare hike on track, despite Kejriwal's protest."
Some papers have highlighted the fallout on the Yamuna post Durga Pooja festivities. "Immersions turn Yamuna river into a slime soup, "Mail Today reports with a photograph.
"After 30 years of service, army man told to prove he is an Indian," reports Hindustan Times. "Why was retired JCO's nationality doubted? Assam DGP asks SP," highlights DNA.
Other stories in today's newspapers are: "Pending cases dip in SC and HCs, but rise in lower courts," Hindustan Times; "Police issue summons to 14 BHU students, citing various sections of the IPC, including attempt to murder," The Hindu; "Food deficiencies, TB India's most widespread maladies,"The Times of India; "Move to check illegal migration in Manipur, Mizoram,"DNA; "Rahul may take charge as Congress president after Diwali,"Asian Age; "Brace up for 15 per cent hike in airfares," The Times of India.
"Dream loss may be a bigger health hazard than sleep deprivation," The Times of India reports a study by the University of Arizona. "Many of our health concerns actually result from loss of rapid eye movement or (REM) sleep and. thereby, dream loss that silently wreak havoc by contributing to illness, depression and an erosion of consciousness."

Monday, October 2, 2017

Scope for reducing GST slabs, hints FM Arun Jaitley

Scope for reducing GST slabs, hints FM Arun Jaitley

A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Many leading dailies have a picture of Prime Minister Modi at Dusshera celebrations in Delhi. 'Past and present' is how The Indian Express captions the photograph as it includes former PM Manmohan Singh too.
The Pioneer shows the immersion of Goddess Durga on Vijay Dashami. However, The Hindu reports of four incidents of drowning in Delhi.
The passing away of Tom Alter is prominently covered by the press. THE Hindustan Times page one plus features his best films while the obituary in The Pioneer is titled 'As Indian as it gets'.
Following the tragedy at Elphinstone Road station in Mumbai and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's marathon meeting yesterday, The Hindustan Times says, 'Goyal promises to cut red tape for safety'. The DNA says, 'Goyal orders audit of 223 Foot- over bridges in Mumbai'.
The Tribune gives prominence to the appointment of new governors of 5 states.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's ideas for economic policies and models for development find place  in many dailies. 'Constitutional Amendments must for Jammu and Kashmir' says The Statesman, quoting him.
In what seems to be a positive turn of events, The DNA writes, 'India, China turn over a new leaf' while The Times of India says, 'Post Doklam, China seeks to better ties.'
The Times of India writes on its front page  on 'Footpath to football history - Under 17 boys pin hopes on World Cup'. The paper says that most players come from an extremely humble background. 'Football hub Goa has no player in squad' informs the Mail Today.
The Times of India reports of a rare feat by a 100 per cent visually impaired 15 year old girl, who rode on a tandem with her father from Manali to the Khardung la pass in Jammu and Kashmir. Kudos to the spirited girl!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

DNA Edit: Mumbai stampede reveals apathy of the worst kind

DNA Edit: Mumbai stampede reveals apathy of the worst kind

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINE

The tragedy at the rail footover bridge connected to the Elphinstone Road station in Mumbai is covered in most newspapers today.
"And just like that, 22 dead in Mumbai" headlines The Tribune. 'Trapped on stairs, crammed in narrow space during stampede on footbridge linking 2 railway stations' adds the paper. The Times of India states "Railways Commute: A Death Sentence" adding 'Railways didn't act despite spate of warnings'. The Pioneer writes "Railway Ministry orders probe".
A top headline in the Hindustan Times reads "Govt extends deadline to sell Pre-GST Goods to Dec 31st". The Times of India speculates that the government is looking to allow quarterly filing of GST returns, instead of monthly, for most businesses, to ease their compliance burden.
The war of words between Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha and the government over its handling of the Indian economy is highlighted by the DNA. The Asian Age, too, in its lead story quotes the minister as saying "If I wanted a job, I would be Finance Minister".
The Statesman, on its front page, reports "India rejects Pakistan claim on Jadhav swap". The Times of India writes "Jadhav-terrorist swap offer Pak's 'imaginary lie' says the MEA".
The DNA carries a story on its front page, headlined as "Pakistan asks for ban on party backed by Hafiz Saeed".
The Pioneer carries a photograph of a Durga idol in north Kolkata decked in 30 kg of gold worth over 10 crore rupees. "Bedecked in gold sari Maa Durga draws huge crowds" headlines the daily.
In other interesting reads across newspapers: Amul to sell french fries, aloo tikki soon; Small savings interest rates unchanged for Oct-Dec and free bus rides for senior citizens of Delhi on Oct 1st on the International Day of Older Persons.
And finally, most newsapers have reported about the new ambitious vision of futurist entreprenuer Elon Musk to travel anywhere on earth in under an hour.