Saturday, June 24, 2017

Massive outrage as police officer beaten to death

Massive outrage as police officer beaten to death

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The opposition picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its Presidential Candidate is a lead story across papers today. "Bihar ki Beti" to be oppositions' Candidate for Prez Vs kovind says The Tribune while The Asian Age adds "JD(U) sticks to backing Kovind; Lalu calls it a historic mistake."
"Oxygen supply cut; 11 die in Indore Hospital" says The Times of India adding that 11 patients died at Indore's MY Hospital amid reports that the deaths were caused by a mysterious snapping of the oxygen supply for about 15 minutes between 3 AM and 4 AM yesterday.
In saddening news for preservation of history, The Asian Age reports that Mosul's trademark ancient and iconic leaning minaret known as the 'Hadba' was missing from its skyline for the first time in centuries after desperate Jihadis blew it up while retreating from advancing Iraqi forces.
The Pioneer writes that following the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister's demand for a separate time  zone for the North East to improve work efficiency and save power, the government has initiated a study to assess the feasibility of having two different time zones in the country.
Under the Headline "A law, this time for Antarctica", The Hindu reports that preparing for a populous future in which Antarctica - the world's only continent without countries and citizens - may see more tourists, over exploited fisheries, disputes and crime, India is drafting a dedicated Antarctica policy and a law that is likely to be taken up in the winter session of parliament.
The Economic Times writes that SBI has been authorised to refer 3 steel companies - Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel and Electro Steel to the Bankruptcy court, raising the possibility that some of these companies could be merged, in an effort to return them to health.
And finally, in  news linked to the future of many students the The Hindu notes that the  Delhi University's first cut of list is set to be out today  and that over 2.5 lakhs students have applied.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Venkaiah Naidu says seeking loan waiver has become a fashion, draws flak

Venkaiah Naidu says seeking loan waiver has become a fashion, draws flak

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

Most newspapers have pictures on their front pages celebrating world yoga day. Under the caption, "Yoga ga ga", The Tribune has a collage on its front page showing PM Modi, Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind, a 98 year old yoga instructor  and soldiers at Siachen glacier performing yoga. Under the headline, "Om fills world as yoga stretches its reach", The Pioneer writes that "Om" reverberated from Machu Picchu in Peru and Great Wall in China to London Eye.
Another story tracked by most newspapers is the upcoming Presidential election. "Cracks in Opposition over contest, Congress pushes for Meira Kumar" is The Indian Express headline.
The Asian Age reports that the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has offered a 12 hour window on June 23 to schools to safely evacuate their students in Darjeeling.
The Times of India headline reads, "Companies reduce supplies ahead of transition to GST". The paper adds that shortages are unlikely, as most dealers are well-stocked.
The Hindu reports that former Justice C S Karnan, who was sent to jail yesterday, has had a long history of confrontation with his colleagues. The paper adds that documents reveal that many of the former judge's peers were so afraid of his threats that they wanted to seek voluntary transfer.
Financial Express reports that contrary to the banks' expectations, most of the money that moved into banks after demonetisation has stayed put. The paper adds that the banks had expected only 40% of the deposits to remain with them.
"SEBI joins RBI in fight against bad loans" is the Business Standard headline. The paper adds that the market regulator has provided takeover code exemptions for acquirers of stressed firms. Currently these exemptions were available only for banks.

International Yoga Day: World says Namaste, PM Modi says thank you

International Yoga Day: World says Namaste, PM Modi says thank you

NEWSPAPERs HEADLINES
The upcoming Presidential Poll is one of the top story covered by most dailies this morning. "Kovind gets more support but Opposition gears up for a fight. Congress left not inclined towards hardcore BJP leader, SP, BSP, and Shiv Sena on board.", leads The Hindustan Times. "Sena makes a U turn, says yes to Kovind" writes the DNA, adding "Fear of cross-voting in its ranks and fultility of backing a non-BJP candidate may have forced Uddhav's hand".
On the Goods and Services Tax (GST) the Economic Times writes "Unity of the Menu at GST's Midnight Parliament Bash. Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda among guests at rollout function." "GST rollout in June 30 midnight session" informs the Tribune. The Business Line quotes Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying "Trade, industry have had enough time to prepare for GST".
The stepping down of Anil Kumble as India coach is the other big story this morning. "Kumble quits, but lines with Kohli snapped long ago" says the Indian Express.
Referring to Pakistan's victory in the Champions Trophy final the Asian Age writes "15 held for sedition for celebrating Pak's victory".
Writing on the Calcutta High Court Judge C.S.Karnan the Hindu informs "C.S.Karnan held near Coimbatore. Hunt that began on May 9 ends".
And finally "Personal details of nearly 200 million American citizens leaked" well the Statesman informed about a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee who leaked the sensitive information. Believed to be the country's largest breach of electorol data till date.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Anil Kumble steps down as coach of Indian cricket team, cites differences with Virat Kohli as reason

Anil Kumble steps down as coach of Indian cricket team, cites differences with Virat Kohli as reason

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The BJP Announcing Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA nominee for the Presidential post is the lead headline across papers today. "Modi-Shah Trump all with Kovind as Prez Pick - opposition unity is disarray" writes the Pioneer; The Asian age says  "BJP Plays Dalit Card, rattles opposition" while The Indian Express says "Nephew recalls: He denied us favours, said work hard".
Under the headline "Punjab 3rd state to waive farm loans; to take 24,000 crore rupee hit", The Times of India opines that the farm loan fever is spreading across the country, threatening to place a huge burden on the already creaking finances of state governments.
In an interesting report, The Statesman writes that the Historic Central Hall of Parliament will host a midnight function on June 30 to launch the sweeping tax reform of GST, reminiscent of India’s tryst with destiny on the midnight of August 15, 1947.
"CCTV's in DTC Buses: Government nod likely today" , reports The Asian Age.
In good news for travellers. The Hindu reports that Indian flyers headed abroad wont be required to fill in departure cards from July 1.
In More travels easing news, The Hindustan Times says " Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours as new infra to boost train speeds".
The Asian age reports that in what may be called as a rare penalty for defecation, the local administration of Begamganj block of Raisen district in Madhya Pradesh has slapped a penalty of 4.8 lakh rupees on 13 families in the village of Veerpur for defecating in the open.
And finally, The Times of India writes that changing meal times could help us beat Jet lag and also help people who struggle with the adverse effects of shift work. In the first human trial of its kind with possible break through results, researchers have found that delaying meal times also delays the circadian rhythm of sugar in blood.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

After UP and Maharashtra, Punjab announces loan waiver for farmers

After UP and Maharashtra, Punjab announces loan waiver for farmers

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Pakistan's convincing win over India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy Cricket at the Oval is highlighted on the front pages of many papers. "Sunday was Pakistan's : Beat India by 180 runs, biggest margin in an ICC ODI final to lift Champions Trophy" reports the Indian Express.
The unrest in the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal is keenly tracked by the press. The Times of India writes "Rajnath talks to Didi, asks protesters to shun violence". The Hindu notes "On Mamata's request, Centre puts off talks on Gorkhaland".
In the backdrop of the political consultations going on regarding the possible presidential candidate, the DNA takes note of BJP Chief Amit Shah's meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. The paper reports "On Prez poll, Uddhav rebuffs Shah's proposal".
The Government's decision to stick to the July 1 deadline for the Goods and Services Tax or GST roll out amidst demands for its deferment. "Tryst with GST : Govt. plans midnight launch : Roll out on July 1 maybe from Parliament central hall". To obviate any lack of preparedness on the part of businsses, the Pioneer reports "GST council gives return filing breather to traders for 2 months".
The Hindu carries an interview with UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. On the question of the state government invoking the National Security Act against those involved in cow slaughter and cow smuggling, the paper quotes Mr Maurya as saying " We want to instill fear in those who kill the cow". Adding "National Security Act will not be misused and will be invoked only if there is evidence."
Most papers take note of information provided by a group of private bankers in Switzerland regarding deposits in Swiss banks. The Tribune writes "Indians' Swiss a/c deposits dip : Bankers say singapore, Hong Kong nationals have more money".
And finally, The DNA cites a report of  the Center for Environment Education that online transactions for used products have prevented 6.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir orchestrate Pakistan's Champions Trophy triumph

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir orchestrate Pakistan's Champions Trophy triumph

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most prominent dailies have covered the stir by the GJM in Darjeeling on their front pages. "Darjeeling turns battle zone as stir gets bloody", headlines The Hindustan Times, "Darjeeling on the boil" declares DNA, While The Asian Age writes "Darjeeling on the edge, as clashes worsen".
Newspapers like The Asian Age, The Sunday Pioneer, The Hindustan Times have carried photographs of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and governor P Sathasivam at the inauguration of the Kochi Metro in Kerala Yesterday.
"Jammu and Kashmir politicians have no time for martyr's" headlines the DNA adding that even CM, Ministers skipped the wreath laying ceremonies for six slain policemen. Meanwhile, The Pioneer reports that at a time when violence had escalated in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has underlined the essence of dialogue and adopting democratic means, and called the opposition parties to unite for achieving the goal of reconciliation.
The anticipated face-off between India and Pakistan in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final, also finds prominent coverage on the front pages. "Old rivalry, New High" exclaims The Hindustan Times while The Mail Today notes "India-Pak battle on Twin fronts- archivals to clash in cricket and hockey today" The Times of India reports that this Indo-Pak final could be the third most watched game in cricket history, while The Pioneer adds the TV ad rate has surged 10 fold.
The Asian Age reports "BJP's Prez pick likely next week". In related news The Times of India adds" Not in race for president's office", says Sushma.
The Times of India in its lead story notes 'CBSE shocker'. Big errors in totaling, upto 400% difference in original and corrected marks raises questions".
In a revealing story, The Asian Age reports that the US president Donald Trump has personal liabilities of atleast 315.6 million dollars to German, US and other lenders as of mid-2017 and income of at-least 594 million dollars for 2016 and early 2017.
The Hindu reports that a new book, the exile by Cathy Scot Clark  and Adrian  Levy, reveals that, "Jaish, LeT helped Osama escape" into Pakistan in 2001 and helped settle them in places like Karachi and Abbottabad , where bin Laden  was eventually killed in 2011.
And finally, The Hindustan Times reports that the Black sea isn't black and it's not usually turquoise either. But a huge bloom of phytoplankton has illuminated it with beautiful swirls of milky blue-green. This aquatic art work appears every summer, but this year's bloom is  one of the brightest, according to NASA scientist. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

One dead as violence escalates in Darjeeling

One dead as violence escalates in Darjeeling

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The verdict of the TADA court in Mumbai is the lead in most papers. 'Salem, 5 others convicted in 93 Mumbai blasts case' is the Hindustan Times headline. "Death for Abu Salem still uncertain" says DNA, as that was the condition for his extradition from Portugal.
Aadhaar card mandatory for bank accounts now finds front page coverage in many dailies. 'No bank accounts, dealings over 50,000 rupees without Aadhaar' headlines the Economic Times.
In a move that will mark the end of black money stashed away in Swiss accounts, the Hindu Business Line writes 'Breaking the Swiss code- India to get information on black money from 2019'. 'Getting info on Swiss stash gets easier' is how the Times of India puts it.
On the presidential polls which are just round the corner, the Asian Age says, "Mantris meet opposition, but no names yet for Prez". "Government opposition play ball without making any headway" writes the Statesman.
Amid farmer unrest in states, the centre increasing the minimum support price of pulses, oilseeds and cotton figures on the front page of the Times of India.
"Bloody Friday in Kashmir Valley" writes the Pioneer, 6 cops martyred in a terror ambush in Anantnag. "Six J&K policemen killed, disfigured, we did it says Lashkar" writes the Indian Express.
CBI grills Sisodia for 6 hours for 'talk to AK' campaign, writes DNA.
The Times of India on its page one plus writes "Kochi becomes the latest metro-polis", the emphasis being on metro which is being started there, that will cover a distance of 13 kms, via 11 stations.
And finally, to restore our faith in humanity and goodwill, the Tribune has a picture of a Gurudwara in the gulf, which hosted 120 people of different nationalities and faith for Iftar. Kudos to the spirit of Ramzan!

Friday, June 16, 2017

E Sreedharan for President

E Sreedharan for President

TODAY'S NEWSPAPER HEADLINES ,
The violence and unrest in Darjeeling in West Bengal following police raids on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha offices is the highlight on the front pages of most dailies. "Centre calls for tripartite talks as Darjeeling simmers" writes the Asian Age. The Hindu quotes the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha as saying "Talks only on separate state". The Pioneer reports "Government rushes 400 troops to Darjeeling".
The Centre's cattle trade regulations announced recently feature prominently on the front pages of the papers today. The Times of India states "Government may ease cattle trade rules to allay beef ban fear". Elaborating on the government's plans the Hindustan Times says "Centre plans new markets, says it will not push states to enforce norms". The Supreme Court is also going to examine this issue reports the Pioneer as it writes "SC to vet Constitutional validity of cattle sale.
The Tribune and the Times of India write that in a bid to stabilize population growth, the government is planning to accelerate family planning measures in 146 districts in the country which have a high total fertility rate. These measures include providing newly weds in the identified districts with kits containing contraceptives and hygiene products and enhanced compensation for sterilisation services.
In a special front page story captioned "It's raining government lawsuits", the Mail Today informs "State agencies party to nearly half of 3.2 crore cases stuck in court; railways the top contributor".
In a special front page story, the Hindustan Times writes that students and working professionals will soon be able to obtain a degree online. The paper says that the HRD ministry has decided to allow universities to offer such courses and is drafting rules for it.
And finally...some encouraging statistics...the Times of India reports "Tiger count in Kaziranga rises from 83 to 104 in 3 years".

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Champions Trophy 2017: India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

Champions Trophy 2017: India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

A fire that engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, housing more than 100 families, in west London, killing atleast 12 people and injuring 74 is one of the top stories that is covered with reports and photographs in most of the dailies this morning.
On the election of India's next President  DNA reports "Suspense on Prez pick to  last until next week. BJP panel to meet Sonia,Yechury tomorrow." "Left likely to push for Gandhi grandson on presidential poll" says the Hindustan Times.
Referring  to the agrarian crisis threatening to spread to other parts of India after getting ignited in Madhya Pradesh, The Asian Age writes "Crop loans for farmers cleared. Cabinet extends interest subsidy as crisis boils."
"Put off GST rollout to September 1st Aviation Ministry tells Finance Ministry" informs The Hindu. The paper writes Aviation Ministry says effecting a change in airlines' global ticketing systems will require more time.
Probe ordered after wrong photo used in MHA report says The Hindu adding that Home Minister Rajnath Singh ordered an enquiry on Wednesday to probe how a photograph of the Spain-Morrocco border made its way into the Home Ministry's annual report to showcase the flood lights installed along the Pakistan border.
"Rain clouds thinning out in west and central India" notes The Times of India.
"Parking in capital set to get tougher, dearer" is the lead in Hindustan Times.The paper says the hard plan proposes fee to park outside home, higher tax for multiple car owners.
"Coming soon smart schools in 4 states" says Business Standard adding that the "Centre plans to roll out  a unified digital system by next year to track attendance and performance of teachers and students."

London fire survivors describe horror: 'All the time they kept screaming. The screams moved with the fire'

London fire survivors describe horror: 'All the time they kept screaming. The screams moved with the fire'

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The political storm and farm crisis in Mandsaur, continue to be in focus in the press.
"Death and rage stalk fields of Mandsaur" headlines the Hindustan Times, stating ironically "Bumper onion crop hurts farmers". "Five farmer suicides in one week in MP", reports the Statesman. "Farm fire spreading : It's time PM douses flames" writes the DNA.
"US hails Modi's New India vision" leads the Pioneer. 'Modi's vision will help create US jobs' the Asian Age quotes President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer.
"UK judge takes dig at India's delay in giving proof in Mallya case" highlights the Times of India. "Mallya denies all charges at London hearing" notes the DNA.
"Centres rushes more forces to Darjeeling" writes the Asian Age, as Gorkha bodies vow to fight for a separate state.
"Countering China's OBOR, India, Japan plan their own connectivity initiative" linking Asia with Africa, informs the Statesman.
"Don't go by rumours, GST will roll out from July 1 says government", is as DNA headline. quoting a top officials from the government who denounces scotching rumours of delay.
"Map for autonomous bodies : FTII to be corporatised, IIMC part of JNU or Jamia" as part of a review of 679 existing autonomous bodies, mentions the Indian Express.
And finally, "Soon, one entrance test to replace cut-offs is a DNA headline. adding that the race for high cut of marks for admissions to under graduate courses might soon be over for 800 universities if the Centre plans a common entrance test.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6 Terror Attacks In 24 Hours In Kashmir, Several Security Personnel Injured

6 Terror Attacks In 24 Hours In Kashmir, Several Security Personnel Injured

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks on farm loan waivers after a meeting convened by the Finance Ministry dominates front page headlines. The DNA reports ' Center wont pay for farm loan waivers , says Jaitley : States offering debt relief will have to cough up their own funds". The Times of India highlights a rising trend which some bankers flagged at the meeting convened by the Finance ministry as it writes "Farmers wilfully defaulting on loans in hope of waiver".
In the backdrop of the forthcoming Presidential elections, the Hindu reports "BJP forms panel to hold talks on presidential poll : Group of three Ministers to reach out to allies, Opposition".
The Supreme Court giving its nod to the declaration of results of the NEET exam for admission to the country's medical and dental colleges is widely noticed in the press. The Hindustan Times writes "CBSE to declare NEET results in two weeks after SC nudge".
The DNA draws attention to a request made by the Election Commission to the government. The paper writes "EC seeks High Court like powers from government to punish people guilty of contempt".
In a story which the Pioneer says could spell trouble for actor Sanjay Dutt the paper writes that the Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to justify its decision to release Sanjay Dutt early from prison in the 1993 serial blast case.
Almost all the papers report that Justice C S Karnan of the Calcutta High Court who faces arrest retired yesterday. The Tribune observes "Justice Karnan retires while absconding".
The Economic Times in a story captioned 'Govt. to start mapping your online shopping habits' writes that from next month government surveys on expenditure will ask questions on e-commerce spending habits.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mandsaur Firing: No FIRs Against Cops Who Shot Farmers In Madhya Pradesh

Mandsaur Firing: No FIRs Against Cops Who Shot Farmers In Madhya Pradesh

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most newspapers lead with the GST council decision yesterday. The Hindu Business Line headlines "GST Council lowers tax rate on 66 items, offers relief to small entities".
Another story noticed prominently by many papers is the farmers' unrest. "Fadnavis writes off farm loans as Chouhan vows to uphold crop MSP", writes Hindustan Times.
The Asian Age headline says "Army to showcase india to stone-pelters". The paper reports that the army plans to take 20 young stone pelters on a tour of India to showcase India and its growth.
The Times of India reports that the government is all set to kick off a 60 thousand crore submarine plan. The paper says that this will be the first project under its ambitious Strategic Partnership Model.
The Times of India also has a report on PM Modi's proposed visit to the US where he is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump on June 25th and 26th. The paper dubs this as an opportunity to set equations with the new occupant of the White House.
The Indian Express writes that the Election Commission has written to the law ministry asking for contempt powers to act against those out to sully the poll panel's image.
Under the headline "Hurting 'living Ganga' may cost you up to Rs 100 crore", Hindustan Times writes that a centre appointed panel has drafted a bill that prescribes 7 years in jail and a fine up to Rs 100 crore for those who commit an offence against the river.
The Tribune writes that the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey reveals that India has 81 lakh lesser tobacco consumers since 2010. The survey also reveals however, that expenditure on cigarette has tripled in the last 7 years.
Hindustan Times reports that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj cut the red tape and helped a Pakistani family to get a medical visa for their baby's heart surgery.
The Pioneer reports that "Shift to high-value horticulture crops bears record yields". The paper adds that small and marginal farmers have raised bumper horticulture crops for the fifth consecutive year.
And finally, 41 year old Abdul Rasul, an Indian IT professional has "A stamp collection worth bowing to" reports the Hindu. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Rafael Nadal Wins His 10th French Open Title, Dominating Stan Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal Wins His 10th French Open Title, Dominating Stan Wawrinka

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The farmer's stir in Madhya Pradesh and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's response to it is prominently noticed on the front pages. "After 6 deaths, Chouhan offers dharna as solace" reports the DNA. The Pioneer says "Chouhan sits on fast, reaches out to angry farmers".
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's comments on the role of women in the army is widely noticed in the press. The Hindustan Times quotes him as saying "Women troops will deal with female protestors". The DNA quotes General Rawat as saying "Initially, women in Military Police only".
All the papers take note of the Finance Ministry's statement regarding the linking of Aadhar and Income Tax returns. The Hindu writes "Aadhar or enrolment number must for returns : Validity of unlinked PAN cards to continue, says government".
The controversy arising out of BJP Chief Amit Shah's remarks on Mahatma Gandhi is keenly tracked by the press. The Tribune writes "Row as Shah calls Gandhi 'chatur baniya'". The Statesman notes "Shah draws opposition fire for 'chatur baniya' remark".
Many papers report that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has denied censor exemption to three documentaries to be screened at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala. The Indian Express states, "I&B denies screening certificate to films on Vemula, JNU, Valley".
The DNA in a special front page story captioned "Now, post-facto green clearances for projects" reports that the Environment Ministry is all set to begin appraisal of the projects that have violated green norms for granting them post-facto clearances.
And finally, the mainstreaming of the transgender community takes another step forward. The Asian Age reports that the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences has appointed Sadhna Kinnar, a transgender as Social Development Officer.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Man who overcame British, snakes of communal poison was more than ‘chatur baniya’, says Rajmohan Gandhi

Man who overcame British, snakes of communal poison was more than ‘chatur baniya’, says Rajmohan Gandhi

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most papers have a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chinese President Xi Jinping at the SCO summit in Kazakhastan. "Sharif, Xi listen as Modi talks tough on terror" writes the DNA. 'India, Pak become SCO members' says the Statesman.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's snap poll backfiring after a hung parliament is aptly titled 'May, maybe not' by the Hindustan Times. 'Mays's April gamble backfires in June' is how the Pioneer puts it.
The Supreme Court ruling out Aadhaar for tax returns is the lead in the Business Standard. 'Court upholds validity of Income Tax Act on PAN link' writes the Tribune.
Niti Aayog recommending 100 per cent of Air India's privatisation figures on the front page of the Economic Times. The paper adds that Air India, at present is sitting on a debt of 55 thousand crore rupees.
'One more MP farmer dies, stir goes Pan India' says the DNA, of the unrest in Mandsaur. 'Shivraj to fast for peace' informs the Asian Age. 'Video showing Congress MLA inciting mob to burn down police station surfaces' writes the Pioneer.
Violence in Darjeeling is covered adequately by the press. 'Darjeeling raises Kolkata's temperature - Mamata lets loose special auditors to find fault in Gorkhaland Authority' is how the Pioneer puts it.
A box item on the front page of the Hindustan Times says 'It was her! Metro pickpockets are mostly women'. The paper also lists the vulnerable metro stations.
And finally, "Welder's son gets call to New York ballet school' writes the Times of India on its front page. It gives details of 15 year old Amiruddin Shah, who is all set to put India on the global ballet map as one of the first professional Indian male dancers.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Congress demands resignation of MP CM over Mandsaur firing

Congress demands resignation of MP CM over Mandsaur firing

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Sanghai Co-operation Organization SCO summit in Astana finds front page news in most newspapers today. "Modi, Xi meet in tense times" headlines The Hindustan Times. NSG bid, Masood, China-Pak corridor could be discussed it says.
The Asian Age reports of the high drama in Madhya Pradesh as the police briefly arrested Rahul Gandhi and top congress leaders when they tried to go to Mandsaur where farmers were protesting.
The Asian Age reports that the government plans to link air tickets with Aadhaar, passport and PAN number that will be linked to PNR in the next 4 months. The DIG yatra will enable a traveller to opt for paper free travel.
A BJP legislator wanting to ban momo's, and other Chinese dishes due to presence of ajinomoto as children are getting addicted to it leading to surgeries makes for front page news in The Hindu.
If you are using your cell phone too much, better watch out. A Pioneer report says that on World Brain Tumour day, doctors have declared cell phone radiation is carcinogenic.
Now a herb from Ranchi has got provisional patent for cancer cure and it is in the process of getting patent from Geneva is a report in Pioneer.
India to showcase Bahubali as the success of "make in India" at the second Brics film festival/ The import of Chinese silk yarn affecting 30 lakh people of Bhagalpur silk industry/DU ranked 8th top university in India/ and RBI Governor to testify before parliamentary standing committee on note ban issue.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Trump Administration Spread Lies and Defamed Me, Says Former FBI Chief

Trump Administration Spread Lies and Defamed Me, Says Former FBI Chief

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Madhya Pradesh farmers agitation makes for front page news in most dailies this morning. "MP farmers' stir threatens to spread, troops rushed in. Prime Minister Modi chairs high level meet, Rahul set to visit today", is the headline in  Hindustan Times. "Rajnath asks MP government to crack down on instigators" writes the Hindu adding "Mandsaur on the boil as protests by farmers spread".
The IS attack on Iran Parliament is the other big story dominating headlines. "ISIS storms Iran Parliament, 12 killed" reports the Pioneer. The paper also adds that ISIS releases video while terror strike was still on; Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum too attacked.
Most of the papers report that Presidential poll if needed, is to be held on July 17 and counting on 20th, according to the Election Commission.
"RBI cuts inflation outlook, holds rate. Says rising rural wages, policy intervention could reverse trajectory; points to fallout from farm loan waivers" reports the Financial Express.
In another story the Financial Express informs that New home loans are to get cheaper. New rules could potentially free up 15 percent of total home loans outstanding in the banking system.
"IAF's first women fighter pilots set to fly SU-30 jets" notes Hindustan Times. The paper also carries a photograph of Mohana Singh, Avani Chaturvedi and Bhawana Kanth who were commissioned as flying officers in June 2016.
And finally, a bus ride meant for adventure junkies! Well, the Statesman reports that the bus journey from Delhi to Leh will undoubtedly be one of the best road trips you can ever experience if you are an adventure freak, and that too at an affordable price of rupees 1,380.

Madhya Pradesh farmer agitations: PM Modi in damage control mode

Madhya Pradesh farmer agitations: PM Modi in damage control mode

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Farmers protest in Madhya Pradesh taking a violent turn, and revised Met Department forecast predicting a better monsoon, receive prominent attention in papers today.
"After Maharashtra, farmer unrest rocks MP: 6 killed in firing , government ready for talks " is the headline in the Indian Express.
"India to get normal rains, 98 per cent of the 50 year average", the Hindustan Times cites the Indian MeT Department. "Bountiful rains coming" announces the Hindu Business Line.
"PM tells all secretaries to Act as Pillars of GST" notes the Economic Times.
"Now, states get cash to cut PDS Kerosene" is the lead in the Financial Express, after the lukewarm response to direct benefit transfer of Kerosene subsidy.
"Modi government gears up for 2019 polls with 'a project, a day' " notes The Times of India.
"Child - friendly HIV drug gets government nod" reports the Hindu, as the Central Drugs Standard control organisation has registered the oral pellet form for easy use.
"It's not just your lungs that are losing out to pollution," says the Times of India, citing an AIIMS doctors' study, linking Rheumatoid Arthritis to bad air.
"Just 6.2 crore out of 29 crore PAN card linked with Aadhaar so far" Informs the Hindustan Times.
"Recipe for green Kerala: Plantain leaf plates, steel glasses" , the Indian Express focuses on the state Government issuing a green protocol for functions like weddings.
"True Grit: A special girl shows what strength of character is" writes the Times of India, of Vaishali Sharma, an MBBS from Aligarh Muslim University, who defied 80 per cent hearing impairment to shine in UPSC, 2nd year in a row.
And finally, "Gujarat teen who topped class 12 spurns education for enlightenment" reports Hindustan Times, in a box item, of 17 - year old Varshil Shah, who could have used his 99.9 percent in class 12 as a ticket to a lucrative career, but has chosen instead to renounce the world to be a Jain monk.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Six Farmers Shot Dead During Protest in MP – But the Government Doesn’t Know Who Fired the Bullets

Six Farmers Shot Dead During Protest in MP – But the Government Doesn’t Know Who Fired the Bullets

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
All papers have a picture of the GSLV MK III, which was launched successfully yesterday. Weighing 640 tonnes, The Pioneer calls it Bahubali, while The Asian Age writes 'Fat Boy that may carry Indians into space'.
Six Arab nations cutting ties with Qatar over terror figures on the front pages of most dailies. 'Gulf Widens' is how The Asian Age puts it. 'Seven lakh Indians' could be hit' reports the Hindustan Times.
'Uri type attack on CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir foiled, 4 terrorists killed' is the headline in The Times of India. The Statesman says that the terrorists were shot dead in a 45 minute encounter.
'India rejects Trump's allegation on Paris Pact' writes the Hindu. Quoting Sushma Swaraj, the paper adds that the agreement was not signed due to financial greed or fear of any country.
The CBI raiding Prannoy Roy's residences for alleged bank fraud is widely covered by the press. The Times of India says 'Rs 48 crore loss to ICICI bank'. 'Channel says attack on press freedom' writes The Indian Express.
The Pioneer gives a ready reckoner for GST on its front page, aptly titled 'Don't tax your brain', as it lists clearly the various tax slabs.
Nifty at new peak of 9.675 is the Financial Express headline, adding that it is driven mainly by buying interests in realty, infra, energy and information technology stocks.
And finally, The Economic Times writes that Anupam Kher is all set to play the former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, in a movie based on Sanjay Baru's book 'The Accidental Prime Minister. What is interesting to note is that the film will hit the screens in December 2018, just ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

Monday, June 5, 2017

All-round India thump hapless Pakistan

All-round India thump hapless Pakistan

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Almost all papers show PM Narendra Modi being welcomed by the French President Emmanuel Macron. 'Modi, Macron pledge to go above and beyond the Paris deal' writes the Times of India.
'Blockbuster beginning' is how the Hindustan Times refers to the India - Pak match today. 'Set for surgical strike' writes the Mail Today.
The NIA conducting nearly two dozen raids across Srinagar, Delhi and Haryana in connection with terror funding by Pakistan is the lead in the Statesman, Pioneer and the Hindu. 'Cash, letterheads of banned terrorist organisation seized' says the Hindu.
The GST council fixing rates for gold and footwear figures on the front page of business dailies. 'All states except Bengal, ready for 1st July roll out of new regime' writes the Financial Express.
'Boys outshine girls in CBSE clase 'X' writes The Tribune, while the Asian Age informs that' Delhi sees 13% pass percentage dip.'
A DNA exclusive, quoting the Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad says 'India can help in West Asia peace.'
Four jawans of the Indian Army successfully climbed Mount Everest without oxygen, writes the Hindu, making them the first team to do so.
'7 year after games, CWG panel told to pack up' writes the Indian Express. This has apparently been done after intervention of the PMO.
The Mail Today has an interesting write up titled 'Ramzan around the world, showing how people around the globe observe the holy period. But what is commendable is the effort by Mohammad Uzair, a 28 year old, who supplies Iftar meals to everyone coming to Jama Masjid for the evening meal, irrespective of their faith. 'Religions come together at free Iftar for the poor' is how the Hindustan Times has titled it.
Apparently, there is no dearth of kind hearted people. A news item titled 'Matkaman quenches thirst of city's poor' writes about 68 year old Alag Natarajan who wakes up at 4.30 am, fills matkas with drinking water and places them at different locations across south Delhi. Kudos for this gentlemen!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

K Chandrashekhar Rao gifts KCR Kits, gets complaints in return

K Chandrashekhar Rao gifts KCR Kits, gets complaints in return

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
US President Donald Trump's decision to walk out of the Paris climate deal dominates front page headlines. "US Prez announces pullout from Paris climate deal, says it only benefits India, China" reports the Pioneer. The Tribune quotes Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying "Paris or no Paris, India committed". The Times of India observes, "Trump's anti-India rant could inject tension in PM's US trip".
Drawing attention to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Russia, the DNA quotes the Prime Minister as saying "Invest in vibrant, stable India". The paper adds "We undertook 7000 reforms in 3 years, PM tells global business leaders in Russia". This exhortation of the Prime Minister becomes significant in the backdrop of what the Indian Express reports on its front page as it writes "18 months of infra fund:no foreign investor and not one investment".
In what the press describes as the government's U-turn on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's death, the Hindu quotes a Home Ministry reply to an RTI as stating "Netaji file is not closed : Ready to examine any new facts".
The results of the Intermediate Arts examination of the Bihar School Board are taken note of in all the papers. The DNA states "Bihar topper,42, arrested for faking his age".
Having received credit for its work in disaster management, the Odisha government is now likely to help other countries. The Hindu notes "Odisha may give lessons in disaster preparedness : 14 Pacific Island nations that are hit by tropical cyclones regularly to benefit".
Historian Ramachandra Guha's resignation from the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators of the Cricket Board is prominently noticed in the press. The Indian Express writes "On way out Guha slams superstar culture, inaction of SC committee : Says Gavaskar, Dhoni favoured, hints at Dravid, Ganguly conflict of interest".
Leo Varadkar is a name that is prominently noticed in most papers. If you're wondering who that is, here's the answer....The Statesman writes on its front page "Indian-origin gay minister set to be Irish Prime Minister".

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Paris or no Paris, India committed to climate protection, says PM Modi

Paris or no Paris, India committed to climate protection, says PM Modi

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The Prime Minister's visit to Russia, the firing on the Indo-Pak border, the Finance Minister's response to the GDP are some of the main stories in today's dailies.
"Modi-Putin meet pushes relations to new levels,"  headlines DNA. "Putin puts India on top, downplays ties with Pakistan," reports The Asian Age. "Russia stands with India," says The Pioneer. "India-Russia send message to Pak on terror," The Indian Express.
"Rawat meets Generals in Srinagar as LoC burns," leads Hindustan Times. "Two Pak soldiers killed," says The Tribune whereas The Asian Age says, "Army plans major offensive." The Pioneer quotes the Defence Minister as saying, "Pak has scuttled scope for talks."
After the International Court of Justice's stay on Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution, DNA reports,  "Won't hang Jadhav untill all mercy pleas heard: Pakistan."
Papers report the Finance Minister on the GDP. "Wrong to link slowdown to note ban," reports Indian Express. "7-8% growth fair in present times," quotes Economic Times. "Jaitley blames services slump for drop in GDP," The Hindu. "Mamata slams government on GDP fall," notes DNA. "Visible action on NPAs soon: Finance Minister," says Financial Express.
"Historian Guha quits BCCI panel," notices The Hindu. "Guha quits after he opposed Kohli's say on coach," reports Indian Express.
"Air India to reserve 3 rows as business class in its all-economy aircraft, apparently taking the Ravindra Gaikwad fiasco to heart," reports Hindustan Times.
And finally, a robot to patrol the streets of Dubai for the first time!  The advantages? "Can work 24/7, won't ask for leave--sick leave or maternity leave," reports The Times of India. If the experiment succeeds, Dubai police "wants the unarmed robots to make up 25% of the patrolling force by 2030." A sign of times to come?

Friday, June 2, 2017

Rahul Gandhi targets KCR, says Telangana not formed for 'single family'

Rahul Gandhi targets KCR, says Telangana not formed for 'single family'

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The Kabul blast, and a slowdown in GDP growth according to data by the Central Statistics office, are among stories that occupy top space in papers today.
"Kabul truck bomb kills 90,wounds hundreds" is The Hindustan Times headline. "All Indian Embassy staff safe, building damaged" writes The Asian Age.
"January-to-March growth slows down to just above 6%" is  the lead in The Indian Express. "Growth Enters Slow Lane" says The Business Standard."Note ban drags Quarter-4 GDP down to 6.1%" writes The Financial Express. "GDP growth hits 2 -year low of 7.1% in Financial Year 2017" states The Economic Times. "India loses fastest growing economy tag" notes The Pioneer.
"GST May Fail Braille Test" as the measure, touted as the biggest tax revolution since independence, is set to make wheel chairs, stationery and gadgets for the physically challenged, 5-18% costlier, is a story in The Mail Today.
"Rajasthan High Court Judge wants cow as  national animal" leads The Statesman. 'Peacock is national bird because it is celibate', DNA quotes Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma. 'Tiger should give way to cow', the Pioneer cites his judgement.
"Kerala calls for Chief Ministers' meet on cattle sale ban" reports The Asian Age.
"Yogi visits Ram Temple, gives Ayodhya 400 crore rupees" writes the Pioneer, Yogi Adityanath offering prayers at the  makeshift Ram Temple.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tucked In UPSC Results, Stories Of Hard Work, Success In Face Of Adversity

Tucked In UPSC Results, Stories Of Hard Work, Success In Face Of Adversity

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
CBI court framing charges against Advani and others, Madras High Court staying governments  cattle ban and a 30 year old IAS trainee Ashish Dahiya drowning while rescuing a colleague are some of the top stories covered by the newspapers this morning.
"Advani, Uma charged with conspiracy in Babri case" headlines  Hindustan Times adding " BJP leaders granted bail, Yogi to pray at makeshift Ayodhya Ram temple today."
"Madras High Court stays centre's cattle-slaughter ban" writes DNA. In a related story the paper writes that at the IIT-M beef fest: a scholar was severely beaten.
Almost all the papers take note of a 30 year old trainee IAS officer Ashish Dahiya who drowned in a swimming pool of foreign service institute in south Delhi while trying to save a friend.
The Prime Minister's visit to Berlin is covered with reports and photographs by most of the papers. The Pioneer quotes Mr Modi telling Angela Merkel "India, Germany are made for each other." The paper writes that both vow action against terror protectors; Modi seeks 'quantum jump' in eco ties; 12 pacts signed.
On stressed assets The Financial Express notes "With a freer hand,RBI and banks brainstorm on Non Performing Assets (NPAs). Discuss top-50 stressed accounts, BR Act amended in May to give RBI more powers."
And finally, A priest with a touchscreen. Well, The Asian Age reports a German church has launched a robot "priest" that beams lights from its hands and gives automated blessings to people.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Babri case: Advani, Joshi, Bharti charged with criminal conspiracy

Babri case: Advani, Joshi, Bharti charged with criminal conspiracy

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The cattle slaughter trading ban by the centre is a prominent news item across the papers today. Under the Headline "Citing federalism, West Bengal, Kerala, object to centre's order", The Indian Express writes that defying the centres decision to ban sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets, the West Bengal Chief Minister has said that her Government will not accept the order. The Kerala CM, also objecting to the Ban, has written to his counterparts in other states, while the Asian Age reports "Cattle row escalates, govt may tweak ban".
The ISCE results declared yesterday have been widely reported in the press Today. "Kolkata girl tops ISC class 12 with 99.5%, boys finish first in class 10", says The Hindustan Times, while The Times of India writes "Gurgaon girl is 2nd in ISC with 99.2%.
"40% decline in US Visas for Pakistanis" writes The Pioneer, adding that the numbers of non-immigrant Visas for India rose by 28% in March and April.
"PSU's told to pay for government's 3rd anniversary events" writes The Times of India, saying that the centre has asked PSU's and government entities to pick up the tab for functions to mark 3 years of the government across 543 districts, where events called "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas Sammelan" are being held from May 27th to June 18th.
The Hindu leads with the Headline: "Confiscation of properties begins in Jaya assests case" writing that the Tamil Nadu government has initiated this process in compliance with the trial court order that was up held by the Supreme Court in February.
The DNA observes, an internal probe has revealed that more than 6 rupees are paid every month by the NOIDA authority in Uttar Pradesh to nearly 4700 ghost contract employees.
And finally, in an effort to focus on health and nutrition, The Hindustan Times writes that packaged food labels are set for an overhaul in India. All packaged food items will soon have to clearly mention what percentage of your daily recommended level of nutrient intake is met in a single serving of that particular item.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Those seating in Delhi, Nagpur can't decide what we eat, says Kerala CM

Those seating in Delhi, Nagpur can't decide what we eat, says Kerala CM

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Army Chief Bipin Rawat's interaction with news agency PTI gets top billing in most of the papers. The Hindu quotes General Rawat as saying "Need innovations to fight dirty war". The paper adds "Army chief defends use of a human shield in Kashmir". Meanwhile amidst a shutdown call by separatists in the Kashmir Valley, The Hindustan Times notes "800 youth defy bandh, call for army exam".
The CBSE Class 12 results declared yesterday are prominently noticed in the press. The Times of India writes "Noida's Raksha tops CBSE Class 12, 5 girls and 2 boys get 99% or more". With some state boards having declared their results without moderating their marks before the Delhi High Court's order to CBSE to put off its decision to not moderate marks, The Hindustan Times reports "Lack of moderation may hit us, fear other boards".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio address to the nation, 'Mann Ki Baat" as his government completes three years in office is widely reported in the press. The Statesman observes "Constructive criticism strengthens democracy, says Modi on 3 years".
The sexual molestation of two girls in UP is prominently noticed in the press. The Times of India reports on its front page "14 men molest 2 girls, post video online". The Pioneer notes "Cops swing into action, arrest 1".
The press keenly tracks developments in the lead up to the forthcoming Presidential polls. The Asian Age writes "BJP to consult allies after June 15". The Times of India notes "Confident of winning Prez polls with at least 54 per cent votes, says BJP".
On India's delayed reporting of three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat to the World Health Organization or WHO, The Tribune writes "India should have kept WHO in loop". The Hindustan Times, highlighting Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's response, reports "Rupani downplays concerns over keeping Zika report under wraps".

Monday, May 29, 2017

No compromise on Ram temple construction in Ayodhya: Subramanian Swamy

No compromise on Ram temple construction in Ayodhya: Subramanian Swamy

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most newspapers have prominently featured the killing of Burhan Wani's successor on their front pages. "Wani II" cornered & killed" is the DNA headline. The Hindu headline reads "Protests erupt as Wani's successor killed in Pulwama". The paper writes that one person was killed and 50 injured in the protests.
The Business Standard reports that states like Kerala, West Bengal and Puducherry have slammed the animal slaughter ban and may move court against it.
WHO's confirmation of the Zika virus hitting India has also been noticed by many newspapers. "Zika hit India in January, govt kept it a secret" writes DNA.
Nitish Kumar's meeting with PM Modi has caught the attention of many newspapers.  The Sunday Tribune writes that the Delhi meet sets tongues wagging. "Old allies, new partnership?" wonders The Asian Age. The paper adds that Nitish Kumar was quick to scotch the rumours about him gravitating towards the ruling NDA.
Financial Express reports that the EPFO has rejected the Centre's proposal to bring down the employer's contribution to PF to 10%. PF contribution will continue to remain at 12%.
"Natural gas business running out of steam" is the headline in Sunday Pioneer. The paper adds that the government-mandated gas price is significantly lower than the cost of production. Financial Express echoes that sentiment with it's headline "Natural gas no longer profitable".
The Asian Age quotes the BJP president Amit Shah as saying that the BJP would consult all Opposition parties before picking a candidate for the top post.
"Sehwag told to apply for coach; could face Kumble", is the Indian Express headline. The paper reports that officials of the BCCI have asked former opener Virender Sehwag to apply for the post of India coach.
And finally, under it's story entitled "Where there's a bill, there's a benefactor", the Hindu reports that doctors are now turning to crowdfunding to ensure treatment for needy patients.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Kashmir is in perpetual trouble

Kashmir is in perpetual trouble

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The third anniversary celebrations of the NDA, the nationwide ban on cow slaughter, the demise of K.P.S Gill are some of the main stories in today's papers.
"PM bridges development gap in Assam, North-East," headlines DNA with photographs. "3 years on, grateful PM vows to fulfill promises," says Asian Age. "Despair to delivery," the Pioneer quotes the Prime Minister. "Bouquets, brickbats on NDA 3rd anniversary,"  the Statesman includes the Opposition's view. "31 thousand cheers on Modi government's 3rd anniversary," is the Economic Times comment on the surge in Sensex.
"Man who slayed Punjab terror passes away at 82. "Gill's vigil made the nation sleep in peace." reports Mail Today.  "Punjab has lost its True General," says DNA. "Supercop ed own doctrine," opines Indian Express.
"New restrictions on Cattle slaughter," has been noticed in the Hindu and other dailies.
"Sonia hosts lunch for a (dis)united Opposition," highlights DNA. "Nitish skips Sonia's lunch but will attend Modi's," says the Pioneer. "Grand alliance main item at Sonia presidential nominee lunch," reports Times of India and Statesman headlines, "Opposition to fight if no consensus," asserting "the onus is on BJP to reach out to the Opposition to evolve a consensus" on the issue.
"Government plans to prune employers contribution to the employees provident fund (EPF) to 10 percent from 12 percent currently," is noticed in Financial Express.
The Asian Age notes,"Trump plans Zero aid for Tibet, reversing the decades-old US policy" of helping "the community safeguard their identity under the Chinese rule."
And finally, " In a move to curb the use of Hookahs in hotels and restaurants, the government has prohibited food and drinks from being served in designated smoking areas. The new rules are a part of the changes made by the Health Ministry to the Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Rules 2008." This means when you smoke, you only smoke.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Telangana seeks new 'vaastu-compliant' secretariat but is Hyderabad's environment being sacrificed?

Telangana seeks new 'vaastu-compliant' secretariat but is Hyderabad's environment being sacrificed?

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most newspapers carry the successful completion of three year of the BJP government led by PM Narendra Modi.
"Narendra's New India/ Mr. Gujarat is now Mr. India/ But many challenges ahead are some of the headlines in the DNA. The DNA also carries a touching picture of the Prime Minister bowing at the steps of Parliament in reverence with the caption" 2014 - he came, he stooped.
"Three cheers: Modi has much to celebrate" is the Times of India headline.
62,000 metric tonnes of grain rotted in FCI stores since 2011 is a startling revelation by Pioneer. Pest, poor quality, exposure to rain are the main reasons of the criminal waste, says the report, with Maharashtra topping the list followed by Assam and Rajasthan.
"Gau rakshaks not our people - Gadkari" is an Asian Age headline. The BJP and the Sangh Parivar support ban on Cow slaughter but condemn vigilantism in the name of cow protection says the Union Minister.
The Prime Minister to inaugurate the 9.15 kilometer DHOLA - SADIYA bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh/ capping prices of 31 more drugs by NPPA/ Arrest warant for Yog teacher Bikram Choudhary by US court/35 DU students spending 3 months in Tihar to interact with inmates/Haryana to form Balika Suraksha committee/Kenbetwa link getting clearance /are some of the other stories carried by the news papers today.
Yet Another feat on Mt. Everest - An army man from Sikkim Kelsan Dorjee aged, 36 climbed Mount Everest on 21st May without any oxygen. reports the Pioneer.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pakistan is death well, no one's safe there, says Indian national Uzma after return

Pakistan is death well, no one's safe there, says Indian national Uzma after return

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The Cabinet clearing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board's abolition, marking a watershed in India's overseas investment framework is a lead headline across many papers today.
Writing on Defence Minister Arun Jaitley backing army action in Kashmir, the Indian Express writes " In war-like zone, let our Army officers decide- They don't have to consult Members  of Parliament on what they should do, says Jailtey".
US cuts Pak Military aid by 60 percent - Overall, Trump Admin proposes massive 190 million dollar reduction in financial support," writes the Pioneer.
The Times of India reports that with nearly 1.5 crore students living in suspense and the possibility of the CBSE class 12 results being delayed the CBSE is likely to move the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order asking it not to do away with the moderation policy this year.
The Hindustan Times notes that Moody's Investors service has downgraded China's credit Rating for the first time in nearly 30 years saying it expects the financial strength of the economy will erode in the coming year as growth slows and debt continues to rise.
The Tribune writes that disappointing thousands of employees, the Haryana government has ruled out an across the board raise in retirement age from 58 to 60, saying that this would mean denying jobs to youth.
And finally, in good news for chocolate lovers the Times of India writes that Chocolate is good for the heart and moderate consumption could cover the risk of stroke.

K Chandrasekhar Rao hits back, says Amit Shah claims are lies

K Chandrasekhar Rao hits back, says Amit Shah claims are lies

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The terror attack at the venue of a music concert in Manchester in the UK gets top billing in most papers. The Times of India reports "New arena of terror : Suicide bomber kills 22 leaving Manchester concert". The Hindustan Times writes "Islamic State claims responsibility : 23 year old plotter arrested".
The pounding of Pakistan Army posts across the Line of Control by the Indian Army is highlighted on the front pages. The Pioneer says "Army avenges martyr's mutilation". The Tribune reports the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat as saying "hitting installations aiding terrorists 'new normal' ".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the annual general meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar in Gujarat is prominently noticed in the press. "Modi pitches Asia-Africa growth corridor in bid to counter China" writes the Indian Express.
The interaction of Major Leetul Gogoi with the media regarding the incident in which he had tied up a Kashmiri civilian to the bonnet of an army jeep as a shield against stone pelters last month gets wide traction in the press. The Asian Age quotes Major Gogoi as saying "By tying man to jeep I saved 12 lives". On Major Gogoi being awarded a commendation certificate by the Army Chief, The Hindu quotes the concerned civilian Farooq Ahmed Dar describing it as "A support to oppression".
In a story captioned "India has moved from brain drain to brain gain", The Hindu quotes the Union Science and Technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan as saying "1000 NRI scientists returned in 2-3 years".
On the passing away of popular actor sir Roger Moore who played James Bond in many films, The Pioneer writes "Bond that won't last with Roger".
And finally....The Economic Times reports that Prime Minister Modi received an 'amazing' gift from Gita Devi from Bihar....a basket made from plastic waste by her which she parcelled to the Prime Minister.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

21 killed as bus carrying pilgrims plunges into Bhagirathi river

21 killed as bus carrying pilgrims plunges into Bhagirathi river

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
On the triple talaq issue, "The Pioneer headlines, "Muslim Board climbs down." "Ready to ban Triple Talaq in one sitting," DNA quotes the AIMPLB decision. "Triple Talaq to invite social boycott," reports The Tribune.
"Jaitley slaps new libel case on Kejriwal," says The Hindu; Seeks "10 Crore in damages for calling him a 'crook'," reports The Hindustan Times.
The Asian Age reports "More trouble for AAP as EC tells Ministry of Home Affairs to probe funding in connection with alleged irregularities in funding process after IT department highlights discripansies.
The Pioneer writes, "Major Gogoi, who used a protester to deter Jammu and Kashmir stone pelters, honoured". The Times of India sees this as a "deliberate statement of intent by the government and the Army about their hard-nosed policy in dealing with the worsening situation in the Kashmir valley."
"Only 57% students pass in Punjab School Education Board Class X exam." No grace marks awarded," says The Tribune. In another 'school story' the Indian Express notes, "Four-fold rise in Kendriya Vidyalaya students opting for German, despite downgrade."
"Prime Minister to launch MODI (Making of Developed India) Fest, a series of 900 events to mark 3 years of NDA government in Guwahati on Friday," leads The Asian Age. "21-day blitz for NDA's third anniversary," says The Statesman.
And finally, "Sitting is the new smoking," reports the Pioneer. "Close to 65% of health issues across the working community of the globe arise due to what is called 'Chair addiction'." So if we want to avoid chronic diseases ranging from a bad back and arthritis to diabetes and hypertension," we need "to weave in some physical activity into our work day." 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

'We need to push back on fake news very hard'

'We need to push back on fake news very hard'

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Newspapers this morning focus on different stories including Pakistan's stance on Jadhav, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewing the Kashmir situation.
On a day when a Mumbai man was arrested for 'illegally entering' Pakistan, "Pak  Speaker calls for unity on Jadhav" writes The Hindustan Times. "Jadhav safe till final ICJ order, hints envoy; first 'Assurance' from Pakistan since Ruling " says The Times of India.
"Trump asks Muslim leaders to 'drive out' Islamic terror" in his address in Saudi Arabia, is the lead in The Asian Age.
'Will find permanent solution to Kashmir issue', The Hindu quotes Rajnath Singh. "Governor's Rule likely option in Jammu and Kashmir if stir continues" reports The Asian Age.
"Election Commission against state funding of polls" highlights The Pioneer on its front page.
"India Inc ready for July 1st GST roll-out" The Business Standard cites a CEO poll.
"Restive Dalits throng Delhi, protest Saharanpur violence" reports The Tribune. "On the run, Bhim Army founder at Jantar Mantar: 'stage set for struggle' " writes The Indian Express.
"Arunachal mum atop Everest twice in 5 days" notes The Tribune, while The Statesman reports "Haryana cop scales Everest from Chinese side."
"Fake 2000 rupee notes seized in Dhaka, NIA sees Pak link in supply  chain" covers The Indian Express on its front page.
"Internet on flights likely by August-end" informs The Times of India.
"Delhi airport is most inaccessible in India" The Hindustan Times cites a study by the School of Plann ing and Architecture.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rajinikanth will only float his own party: TNCC chief

Rajinikanth will only float his own party: TNCC chief  

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The Election Commission's open challenge to political parties to prove allegations of tampering of Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs dominates front page headlines in many papers. The Pioneer reports the Election commission as saying "Come June 3, hack EVM if you can". The Indian Express reports "3 from a party, 4 hours to do it : EC throws open EVM challenge".
With the Centre finalising its policy to boost the involvement of private sector companies in defense production, The Times of India notes on its front page, "Defence ministry finalises big private role in arms production : To start with jets, copters, subs and tanks".
All the papers report that a sessions court's order on the coal scam case reveals interesting information regarding former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was also the Coal minister when the scam took place. The DNA quotes the court as saying "Ex-coal secretary misled former PM".
The daring act of a 23 year old law student in Kerala who chopped off the genitals of a self annointed swami when he allegedly tried to rape her is widely noticed in the press. The Times of India reports, "Kerala CM lauds courageous act of girl for bobbitising rapist". The paper quotes the girl as saying "godman abused me for 8 years".
In the backdrop of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case between India and Pakistan being heard at the International Court of Justice , The Pioneer reports the Pakistan government as saying "No consular access to Jadhav ordered by ICJ". The Hindustan Times quotes Pakistan as saying  "ICJ ruling wont affect trial".
Under the caption "Naidu talks tough on triple talaq", The Asian Age quotes Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu as saying that the government may have to step in and enact a law to ban triple talaq if the Muslim community fails to change the practice.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shame! Osmania General Hospital lets bodies pile up in mortuary

Shame! Osmania General Hospital lets bodies pile up in mortuary

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The finalization of tax slabs on GST makes for front page headline today.
Insurance phone bills, banking services to go up, but education and healthcare spared, as the effect of the new GST regime, from first july, reports The Tribune.
"Services split under GST, to have 4 rates." is the Asian Age headline, While Ola, Uber rides will get cheaper, services including cinema tickets will attract 28% tax rate, the highest slab.
The Hindu Business Line, carries a success story, of marginal farmers in Uttarakhand, profiting immensely from growing millets. Usually called coarse grains, millets are highly nutritious, full of fibre, have a short growing period and, require less water. They are nor making a comeback as health food.
In an interesting development, 3 earthen pots belonging to BABA BUDHA SAHIB were dug up, intact at 40 feet depth while digging a well; in Jhabal Kalan village in Amritsar. In the 16th century Baba Budha looked after "Bir " a forest reserved for cattle grazing, says The tribune.
The DNA reports of a dispute between the bollywood movie Neerja's producers and the relatives of the real life late airhostess Neerja Bhanot over the sharing of profits of the film, as a breach of contract.
"NIA books Huriyat netas for LET fund" - Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has also been named for recieving funds from LET chief Hafiz Sayeed to create chaos in the valley, reports The Pioneer.
Kerala not in favour of oil mustard/ an entire TV station in Afghanistan now, of women employees/   37 year old Purnima Barman from Assam getting the whitley award called the Green Oscar Award for saving storks/ Kendriya Vidyalaya's book donation drive saving 878 trees a month/ are some of the other stories covered by Newspaper's today.
And finally, The unveiling of Tejas, the Hi-tech train from Mumbai to Goa, with bio toilets and personal LED screens as in aircraft shall be launched on 22nd May reports The Hindu with a fine picture.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Does quitting social media make you happier? Yes, say young people doing it

Does quitting social media make you happier? Yes, say young people doing it

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav, the fixing of GST rates and the Tripal Talaq issue are the lead stories in today's newspapers.
"Hague stays Jadhav execution," headlines The Tribune. "Pak loses face," says DNA. " To obey or not? Stung Pak is divided over answer," reports The Indian Express.
"Food grains to be cheaper as GST rates fixed," is lead story in Hindustan Times. "12-18% GST rate for most products," highlights Business Standard.
"Qazis to take brides' view on triple talaq: Muslim law board," reports The Times of India. "Muslim Board now open to advisory against triple talaq," says The Tribune.
"Hacker steals 17 million Zomato users' data, briefly puts it on dark web," reports The Times Of India. "Legal experts say consumers who lost personal info in India's biggest cyber breach can file for damages," headlines Mail Today.
"General Motors drives sales out of India, to focus on exports," reports Business Standard. "End of the road in India for GM," says Business Line.
"Ex-FBI chief Mueller to lead  Trump-Russia probe," reports The Pioneer. "Trump's troubles trip up global markets, Dalal street too stumbles," notes The Economic Times.
"Bill to seize property of fugitives unveiled," is a front page story in The Times of India. The paper says, "The draft law seeks to confiscate property of 'Fugitive Economic offenders' and plug loopholes to deter offenders from evading the process of Indian law."
"To distribute Rs 20 crores, Akhilesh government splurged Rs 15 crores on functions," is the "startling finding" in a report "tabled by the CAG in the UP Assembly," reports The Indian Express.
And, finally, a poignant appeal from  the late Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave: "Do not erect a memorial when I die, but plant a tree if you loved and respected me," reports The Tribune.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jadhav case: ICJ verdict unanimous, binding on Pakistan, says India

Jadhav case: ICJ verdict unanimous, binding on Pakistan, says India

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Centre clearing construction of 10 nuclear reactors, and ICJ decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav's fate today, are major stories in newspapers today.
"Government clears 10 new nuclear reactors in big power push" headlines the Indian Express. "Cabinet gives nod to 10 indigenous nuclear reactors" writes the Hindu.
"All eyes on ICJ as Jadhav verdict today" states the Pioneer. "Judgment Day: India vs Pak match in world Court" leads the DNA.
"Navy to the Rescue in Gulf of Aden" Hindustan Times captions a photograph, as Indian Navy's elite marine commandos thwarted a piracy bid on a Liberian vessel.
"Army gets its first artillery guns three decades after Bofors, will be tested at Pokhran today" covers the Indian Express on its front page.
"NTRO (National Technical Research Organisation) now under Intelligence Act; will have same curbs as IB and RAW" reports the Hindu.
In what could bring big relief to lakhs of undertrials, "Aadhaar may replace surety bond for bail", highlights the DNA.
"India now world's most expensive stock market" writes the Financial Express.
"Delhi to get more land for housing" says the Hindu. ""Stage set for land pooling: LG makes 89 villages urban areas" reports the Times of India.
The paper also notes "Lower GST rate for insurance, telecom likely".
"Amid student protests, J&K government warns: can't take exams if low on attendance" states the Indian Express.
"Class XII marks likely to dip, bringing down DU cut offs" as CBSE and State boards agree not to 'mark up',   reports the Times of India.
"Trump to exit White House? UK bookies bet on it" mentions the Asian Age.
And finally, 'Ganga in Haridwar unfit even for bathing',  the Times of India quotes a Central Pollution Control Board reply to an RTI query.

Impose President’s rule in A.P., says Katju

Impose President’s rule in A.P., says Katju



NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and I-T raiding premises of Chidambaram and Lalu makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "CBI raids Karti, alleges he got father's ministry to clear FDI for media firm" headlines the Financial Express. "Chidambaram's son Lalu face multi-city graft raids" states the Tribune adding "Opposition alleges political vendetta, government calls it  a 'day of reckoning ".
On the issue to tripal talaq the Indian Express quotes the Muslim Board telling the Supreme Court "Ram born in Ayodhya issue of faith, so is triple talaq. It is undesirable... aware of need to change but will do in own way".
Referring to the nuclear memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia for developing Kudankulam 5 and 6 reactor units The Times of India writes "Government makes Russia sweat before PM-Putin Meet". The papers writes that it is a prod to Moscow to help India make NSG entry.
Writing on the storm in the US over leak of classified data to Moscow The Asian Age says "Trump admits he gave information to Russia 'I had every right' ".
On an event that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was to address at Sher - i - Kashmir international convention centre, The Hindu writes "women force Mehbooba to beat a retreat. The participants raised slogans, alleging that the programme was not made clear to them".
"Mamta meets Sonia open to 2nd term for Pranab as President" opines Hindustan Times.
In another story the paper headlines"Water crisis looms over Delhi even as power need peaks"
"IITs come out with a new 'code' to crack entrance" reports the DNA.
And finally, The Times of India reports that " Gurgaon's air is worse than Delhi's most polluted areas according to an analysis of the air quality index (AQI).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chidambaram’s son, Lalu face multi-city ‘graft’ raids

Chidambaram’s son, Lalu face multi-city ‘graft’ raids

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
India's demand for Justice for Jadhav jailed in Pakistan has been widely reported across papers today. "India rips up Pak at International Court of Justice - New Delhi exposes Islamabad's lapses, demands annulment of death sentence given to Jadhav", while the Pioneer opines "New Delhi fears Kulbhushan may be executed even before hearing at the UN court is over".
Reporting on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor the Hindustan Times refers to the Pakistan paper The Dawn's report saying that  this corridor envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan's economy and society by Chinese enterprises and culture and that  its scope has no precedent in Pakistan's history.
"Will bring Muslim Marriage Law says Govt  Attorney General tells Supreme Court  that Centre will do so if Apex Court strikes down Triple Talaq", writes the DNA.
Under the headline "India escapes damage from Ransom ware", the Hindu writes that barring isolated incidents in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, there has been no major impact in the country. In a related story, the Hindustan Times assures "Your ATM is safe from WannaCry worm' adding that Bank ATM's across India could escape this virus attack as at least 80 per cent of Indian ATM's use a firmware that limits the machines activities to bare basics only.
Reporting on 3 yrs of the NDA govt, the Economic Times writes that as the Modi Govt. approaches its third anniversary India Inc seems relieved. "3yrs on, Modi sweeps polls, govt wins vote of trust in India Inc Corner Rooms" says the paper.
"RSS red flags growing Hindu Yuva Vahini clout to Adityanath - Yogi told : there are problem with group that runs parallel to RSS, BJP", says the Indian Express.
And finally, in Good news for fighting cancer, the Times of India writes that, Scientists have discovered a simple and practical way to kill cancer cells by using light to steer immune cells to attack the tumors.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Telangana: Dharna Chowk protesters come to blows, many hurt

Telangana: Dharna Chowk protesters come to blows, many hurt

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Concerns over the cyber attack that struck computers all across the world grab front page attention. The Hindustan Times writes, "Red Alert on malware keeps India on its toes: Virus may strike today, security experts warn attackers can modify cyber bug, making it tougher to shut down". The Asian Age notes, "India issues do's and dont's to fight back cyber attack". The Times of India quotes the Reserve Bank of India's instructions to banks, "Update ATM software before operations".
The Pakistan government's argument before a judicial review board looking into the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba Chief and the 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed is widely reported on the front pages. The Times of India quotes the Pakistan government as saying "Saeed spreading terrorism in the name of jihad". Meanwhile, the Hindustan Times quoting the response by the Ministry of External Affairs to an RTI query reports, "No plea with MEA for extradition of Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed".
The formal opening of the 'Belt and Road Forum' in the Chinese capital Beijing is prominently covered in the press. The Indian Express writes, "Meet takes off without India, Xi says no harm to stability". Highlighting India's opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is a part of the Belt and Road Forum initiative, the DNA reports "India mounts diplomatic pressure against CPEC".
Drawing attention to development efforts in Left wing extremism affected areas, the Hindu reports, "11,000 crores to be spent on roads in Naxal-hit areas : Centre to begin connectivity project in 44 districts soon".
In a story captioned "Now, NITI Aayog tag must for minority status", the DNA reports that educational trusts and societies seeking minority status will now be required to register as NGOs with the NITI Aayog regardless of whether they are seeking government aid or not".
And finally, train journeys are likely to become more pleasurable. The Asian Age writes, "Railways to offer films, sitcoms in trains soon".

Monday, May 15, 2017

IT industry layoffs may continue up to 2 yrs: Experts

IT industry layoffs may continue up to 2 yrs: Experts

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Heavy firing by Pakistan across the Line of Control or LOC grabs front page attention. The Tribune reports "Class 7 girl among 2 dead in Pak shelling : 35 villages along Line of Control in Rajouri affected".
India's decision to not participate in the "One Belt One Road or OBOR summit being hosted by China is prominently noticed in the press. The Statesman says "India to boycott OBOR Summit in China". The Times of India reports "India slams OBOR, says it's like colonial enterprise".
Tributes paid to Lieutenant Umar Fayyaz who was abducted and killed by terrorists in Kashmir are highlighted in all the papers. Summing up the mood in the country, The Pioneer writes "Tribute to Martyr Fayaz from Valley to India Gate : Top Army commander tells Fayaz's family 'he is a hero', names school after him".
The Times of India in its front page lead reports "J&K youths defy terrorists, 67,000 apply for 700 cop jobs".
After local Hizbul Mujahideen commander in Kashmir Zakir Moosa threatened to behead Hurriyat leaders, The Statesman reports "Hizb isolates itself from Moosa's statement". This has provoked a reaction from Moosa as the Indian Express writes "Defiant Musa quits Hizbul".
As the Supreme Court  looks into the issue of triple talaq, The Times of India quotes many Islamic scholars as saying "Triple talaq an unfortunate act".
In a special front page story, The Hindustan Times puts out some worrying statistics. The paper writes " Job offers shrink for IIT graduates : Campus hiring falls to 66% from 79% last year".
With the new academic session set to begin in July, The Hindu reports "Delhi University admissions to begin on May 22 : Registration process for students will be completely online at university website".
The largest ever cyber attack that hit the world affecting hospitals, telephone companies and car makers among others is widely reported in the press. The Asian Age writes "India among 100 nations hit hard by cyber attack.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rohtak gang-rape, murder - a rerun of Nirbhaya case: Other similar incidents that shook the nation

Rohtak gang-rape, murder - a rerun of Nirbhaya case: Other similar incidents that shook the nation

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

Almost all papers today have led with the story of the election commission's assurance that voter verified paper audit trail would be used for all future elections.
The Asian Age writes, Modi ends Lanka trip with swipe al-Pak - Prime Minister says "growing arc of violence big threat".
The Supreme Courts observations while hearing arguments pertaining to petitions challenging the Validity of some Muslim Law practices have been widely reported in the press today. "Triple Talaq abhorrent like death penalty says Supreme Court" writes the Hindustan Times.
The Indian Express reports " Citing right to trade, High Court tells UP to consider giving licenses to abattoirs".
And finally, the Times of India tells us why going on a guilt trip could be a good thing - the paper writes that feeling guilty has a positive effect on our behavior and leads to better cooperation, as guilt encourages people to repair a situation while anger creates retaliation and a breakdown in cooperation.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Eight killed in two separate road accidents in Hyderabad

Eight killed in two separate road accidents in Hyderabad

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Most News papers have highlighted the triple talaq hearing in the Supreme Court "Top court to rule on triple talaq but not on polygamy," is Hindustan Times headline. "If triple talaq invalid, suggest way out: Supreme Court. Asks where will Muslim men then go for divorce?" quotes The Tribune.
"Hizb, LeT, suspect in Army officer killing," is the lead story in Asian Age and covered by most dailies prominently.
"As Modi lands in Colombo, Lanka says 'no' to China submarine visit," reports The Indian Express with a photograph of the Prime Minister being welcomed in Sri Lanka.
"On the anniversary of the nuclear test, PM lauds scientists' work and hails the courage shown by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for taking the bold decision," reports The Pioneer.
"Karnan wants Supreme Court to recall order," Headlines The Hindu.  "Karnan on run, amid continuing confusion and drama over his whereabouts," says The Asian Age.
UP government declining sanction to prosecute Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a communal riots case is a front page story in DNA and The Hindu.
Reporting on the infighting in BSP, the Indian Express  says, "Naseemuddin vs Maya: Tapes, CDs, 50 crore rupees blackmail charge."
"New faces women dominate Macron's 'French revolution', " reports The Asian Age.
And, finally, The Pioneer reports "Haryana village houses to bear daughters' nameplates with pride." "In a state notorious for gender prejudice, Alipur village near Sohna, under the 'Lado Swabhiman Utsav', is increasingly seeing the nameplates of their daughters at the main entrance of their houses." A sign of a much-needed and welcome change?

Friday, May 12, 2017

Handcuffing of Khammam chilli farmers sparks outrage

Handcuffing of Khammam chilli farmers sparks outrage

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The Killing of a Kashmiri Army officer by suspected militants in Shopian in Jammu and Kahsmir makes for front page news in most of the dailies. "Army officer 22, Kidnapped & killed", headlines The DNA adding "Local boy Lt. Ummer Fayaz, unarmed shot in Shopian by terrorists. First leave becomes his last".
The Kulbhusan Jadhav case is the other big story grabbing headlines this morning. "International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hear Jadhav case on May 15", states The Tribune. The paper writes that Pakistan says it will reply to any Hague query.
In a related story The Asian Age reports that "India tightens medical visa norms for Pakistan".
Referring to sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra the Times of India writes "AAP supporter assaults fasting Mishra, thrashed".
Markets were on cloud nine as forecast of a normal monsoon triggered, massive buying, lifting benchmarks sensex and Nifty to their all time closing highs, reports The Financial Express.
The Pioneer quoting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes "IT+Indian talent = India Tomorrow". The Paper also informs that Modi asked judiciary to embrace digital tech, launched Supreme Court Case Management System.
On the VIP fugitive Calcutta Hight Court Judge CS Karnan The Pioneer writes "3 states hunt for fugitive Justice. Karnan checked into state guest house in Chennai on Tuesday and addressed the media but vanished next morning as Bengal, Andhra and TN cops wait for him."
"Storm in US as Trump sacks FBI director", states The Asian Age. "Trump fires FBI boss amid Russia probe" quips The Times of India.
A five judge constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar is scheduled to begin hearing a batch of 6 petitions and a suo motu PIL of the Supreme Court on whether triple talaq and polygamy violate the fundamental rights of Muslim women reports The Hindu. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

James Comey fired 'days after requesting Russia inquiry resources'

James Comey fired 'days after requesting Russia inquiry resources'

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Supreme Court sentencing Justice Karnan, and AAP demonstrating EVM tampering, are major stories in most papers.
"In a 1st, Supreme Court  jails a judge, gives 6-month prison term to Karnan "is the lead in The Times of India "SC sends High Court judge to jail for contempt, gags press on him"  says The Indian Express. "Law catches up with 'Justice' " quips the DNA.
"AAP MLA gives live demo of 'EVM hacking' in assembly" reports The Times of India. "AAP hacks EVM prototype, Election Commission says machine not ours" writes The Indian Express.
On sacked Minister Kapil Mishra's fight against Kejriwal, the Asian Age reports "Mishra gives CBI 3 Kejri complaints". The Pioneer says "Kapil seeks CM's blessing to win battle against 'Guru' ".
"The Hague stays Jadhav hanging" is the lead in The Indian Express.
"Despite Mulayam snub, Akhilesh says will go with Congress in 2019" covers The Hindustan Times on its front page.
"All-time high foodgrains reap monsoon windfall" notes The Pioneer, as India registered a record production of rice, wheat, cereals, pulses and cotton in 2016-17, as per the third advance estimate of production of foodgrains.
On the other hand, Hindustan Times, in a box item on the Wayanad sanctuary, writes "Drought triggers fierce water war in animal kingdom, tigers kill elephants".
" Miranda puts up digital 'talking signages' for its blind students ", becoming the first DU college to do so , in a big step towards making the campus disabled-friendly, states The Times of India.
"Shooting team's guns confiscated at airport" as the indian shooting contingent flew home with fifteen medals from a grand prix in the Czech Republic, reports The Hindustan Times. The custom department took more than 12 hours to clear their rifles and pistols.
And finally, " Now, turn any surface into a touch screen" writes the Hindu. Scientists have developed a new technology that can turn any surface - including walls , furniture and steering wheels - into a touch screen using tools as simple as a can of spray paint.      

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ICJ stays Jadhav execution: Sushma Swaraj speaks to his mother

ICJ stays Jadhav execution: Sushma Swaraj speaks to his mother

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The Aam Aadmi Party suspending Kapil Mishra, the Supreme Court reviving criminal conspiracy charges against Lalu Prasad and the rise in Delhi Metro fares from Wednesday are some of the top stories in most dailies today.
"AAP sweeps Mishra out, but pay dirt on Delhi CM sticks," headlines DNA. "Satyendra Jain mulling defamation case against Kapil Mishra, reports the Hindu.
"Rajnath ask states to take ownership. More tech use, agressive line in war on Naxals," reports The Asian Age. "Nitish says don't pass buck," highlights The Indian Express.
"Lalu is fodder! SC orders fresh probe into scam," says DNA. "Monday's court order may put further pressure on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar because of a string of controversies surrounding his ally Lalu Prasad Yadav," mentions The Asian Age.
"Karnan orders 5-years Rigorous Imprisonment for Chief Justice of India, 7 other Supreme Court Judges," leads The Hindu.
"India added another feather in global diplomacy as it got the top slot of the United Nations housing panel--UN Habitat," is reported by Mail Today.
"Forced to marry Pak national at gunpoint, says Indian woman who took refuge in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad last week," reports The Pioneer. "Tells Pak court she was tortured by husband," states The Indian Express.
"SC seeks response on petition against female circumcision, a practice followed by a Muslim sect, which activists say violates the fundamental rights of women,"reports Hindustan Times.
"French election verdict a victory for Europe too," is The Times of India exclusive.
And, finally, look who's taken to the pen. "Bill Clinton co-writing a thriller with Patterson," reports The Asian Age. Called The President is Missing, the book is "a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power." Something to look forward to, it?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Justice Karnan 'sentences' CJI, 7 other SC judges to 5 years in jail

Justice Karnan 'sentences' CJI, 7 other SC judges to 5 years in jail

Newspapers Headlines
Most of the newspapers have prominently featured the accusations of the fired AAP minister Kapil Mishra.
"Day after sacking, Mishra says Kejriwal got Rs 2 cr; Sisodia calls it 'baseless'", is the lead headline in the Indian Express. DNA summarises the development in its lead story as "Boomerang! Hit by the stone he threw at others"
Hindustan Times reports that cash use is back in vogue despite the government's e-payment push. The paper adds that though ATM replenishment is yet to normalise, the cash withdrawals from ATM increased in March 2017 as compared to March 2016.
Business Standard writes that the Start Up India policy is about to get a makeover. The tweaked policy would give rejected firms a second chance, adds the paper.
Another story that finds mention in many newspapers is the firing of bullets in the air by the comrades during the funeral of a slain Lashkar terrorist. "Gun salute for slain Lashkar terrorist" headlines the Pioneer.
"It's the best time in a decade to purchase a home" writes Financial Express. The paper quotes from a CLSA report and says falling mortgage rates and house prices and increasing incomes mean that house affordability is the best since 2005.
The Hindu says that dress code is a tougher test for NEET aspirants. Many candidates have run afoul of the strict dress code, which prohibits full sleeve shirts, pens, pencils, closed or high-heeled shoes, big brooches and metal buttons.
And finally, news that will bring a smile to both farmers and consumers. The Indian Express reports that a vegetable market in Solan has changed the way farmers sell their produce within a year of the launch of the government's National Agriculture Market or e-NAM project. Farmers now log in to the e-NAM website, access real time wholesale rates and choose the buyer, completely bypassing the agents.