Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mamata Banerjee declines Jaitley's GST invitation, calls rollout a blunder

Mamata Banerjee declines Jaitley's GST invitation, calls rollout a blunder


The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's America visit dominates headlines this morning. "Heat on Pakistan as Trump, Modi pledge to fight terror together" leads Hindustan Times adding "Bonhomie on display, no resolution on H-1B, climate change". In a related story on the message from Washington The Economic Times writes "Salahuddin Edict Bolsters India's Line on Kashmir".
On the PM's Netherlands visit The Tribune writes "Netherlands backs India's early entry into NSG". The paper also quotes The Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying "Let's go Ducth in development".
Referring to China suspending the entry of Indian Pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra The Hindu says "China protests against incursion. Justifies turning away Indian Pilgrims".
The European Union fined  Google 2.7 billion dollars over search is the big story covered by most of the news papers. The DNA reports that Google lost its biggest regulatory battle yet, getting a record 2.7 billion dollars fine from European Union enforcers who say the search-engine giant skewed results in its favour to thwart smaller shopping search services.
The massive Cyberattack on global MNC's is also noticed by the papers. Several multinational companies said that they were targeted in a huge wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe reports The Asian Age.
"Worlds first ATM turns 50" informs the Business Line adding that "Barclays bank had deployed the machine at its north London branch in 1967".
And finally, Oxford Dictionary gets a new last word "Zyzzyva". Well, The Times of India reports that Zyzzvya a genus of tropical weevils native to South America. The word replaces zythum - an ancient Egyptian malt beer  - as the Oxford English Dictionary's final entry. The name was apparently coined by US entomologist Thomas Lincoln Casey.

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