Monday, February 20, 2017

Jet Airways aircraft loses contact with Air Traffic Control, German fighters escort it to London

Jet Airways aircraft loses contact with Air Traffic Control, German fighters escort it to London

Newspapers Headlines

    AIADMK's Edapaddi Palaniswami winning the Vote of Confidence in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly yesterday - amidst chaos and mayhem -  is given  top priority in the Papers. "Palaniswami wins trust vote in empty house after Bedlam-" is the Indian  Express top headline - even as the main Opposition, the DMK was evicted and its allies walked out.
    "GST Council Clears Compensation Bill", is the top headline in The Financial Express. the paper writes - The Goods and Services Tax Council, yesterday,  formally approved a Bill for compensating the State Governments for any revenue loss they might have to suffer in the first five years of the GST regime. The Centre has set a July  1 deadline for ushering in the GST regime.
    "Pakistan finally puts Hafiz Saeed on its terror list", reports The Times of India. Pakistan's Punjab Government has listed Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, and four other members of his Jamaat-ud Dawa, under the fourth schedule of the anti Terror Act - according to its Dawn newspaper.
    "All eyes on UP's prestige seats in third phase poll"- headlines The Asian Age. With 69 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh going to the polls today, all eyes are on the prestigious constituencies, which include Lucknow, Allahabad, Kannauj, Mainpuri and Etawah - all traditionally considered to be Samajwadi Party strong holds.
    The Sunday Tribune "All -India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Saimiti" sponsored 'Balidan diwas'- scheduled for today - the Haryana government yesterday announced compensation for 'innocent' persons injured during the Jat Reservation agitation last year. Even though the Jat leaders have assured the authorities that their protests will be peaceful, security has  been stepped up, across the state.
    The Mail Today headline reads - "Christians push for One Nation One Law". In a major step towards building concensus around the proposed Uniform Civil Code, a law College - patronised by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India - has launched a competition in which law students across the country will research the subject and the best report will go the President and the Prime Minister.
    The lead story in The Times of India reports of the practice of Private Hospitals reusing disposable items like catheters, guide wires and balloons, used in every angioplasty and which patients have to pay for repeatedly. Adding to the risk of infection, a patient could be paying for something that has already been paid for by someone else.The Health Ministry has issued an Office Memorandum warning against this practice.

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