Sunday, July 23, 2017

Man Arrested For Allegedly Masturbating In Front Of German Woman In Delhi

Man Arrested For Allegedly Masturbating In Front Of German Woman In Delhi

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The statement by the central government on privacy of personal data occupies prominent space in major news dailies today. "Privacy of personal data part of right to life: centre to SC," headlines The Times of India, adding that a week after saying that privacy was a "common law right" the centre on Friday emphatically told the Supreme Court that privacy of personal data of Internet and Social network users is embedded in the right to life, under article 21 of the constitution.
In its leadpage story The Hindu reports "Six private telecos short charged government," noting that these companies understated their revenues by over rupees 61,000 crore, depriving the exchequer off rupees 7,697.62 crores, according a report tabled in Parliament by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
The news of a new 4G smartphone by Reliance invites the headline "Reliance's Friday Blockbuster" by The Economics Times. "Jio launches its own zero sum game", informs The Financial Express.
On the resignation of veteran Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela, The Indian Express reports on its front page "In Gujarat poll run up, Vaghela exits Congress, BJP greets him on its birthday."
The Hindu reports that the Supreme Court has held that a "mentally retarded" adult cannot be considered as a child and given refuge under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act of 2012.
The Hindustan Times informs that in Delhi, Metro service could be severely affected on Monday as a section of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation DMRC employees has decided to go on a strike demanding a raise.
And finally, The Times of India reports that Surrealist master Salvador Dali's trademark moustache is in perfect shape in its "Ten past Ten" position, the foundation that runs his estate said on Friday, a day after his remains were exhumed to settle a paternity claim, nearly three decades after his death.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Data Protection Integral To Right to Life: Centre to SC

Data Protection Integral To Right to Life: Centre to SC

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Ram Nath Kovind winning the Presidential election is the main story with photographs in all dailies. "Kovind scales Raisina Hill," says Mail Today."Cross voting a blow to Opposition ahead of key battles," opines The DNA.
On the External Affairs Minister's statement on the border standoff with China, Hindustan Times notes, "World with us on Doklam: Swaraj." "Beijing ups ante, India wants diplomatic solution," says The Statesman. "Sushma: If China pulls Army, we can talk," quotes The Asian Age.
Meanwhile, The Mail Today headlines, " Seoul pulls the plug on POK projects. India's tough diplomacy pays off as South Korean firm develops cold feet over generating hydro-power in disputed territory."
"Pakistan takes US money to aid terrorists," The DNA quotes US Republican lawmaker Ted Poe. The Asian Age reports, "Pak will get money only if it fights terror, votes US panel."
"Consent for Aadhaar is not surrender of citizens' privacy : SC," reports the Pioneer. "If private bodies can have data, why not state?" -- Indian Express. "Tough to define privacy in net age," -- Times of India.
"Don't politicise lynching : Jaitley to Opposition," reports the Pioneer. "States must punish cow vigilantes, says FM as Opposition raises din in Rajya Sabha."
"Mayawati may contest from Phoolpur Lok Sabha seat," notes The Hindu.
"Vaghela set to quit Congress today," says The Times of India, a move that will "split the Congress's state unit."
The Economic Times reports, "Govt draws up check list for GST Audits." In an another story the paper notes, "FM to head panel on ONGC-HPCL union."
And finally, it's party time for one of the star attraction of Delhi Zoo. White Tiger, Vijay, celebrated his 10th birthday with a group of 60 school students. The celebrations included the customary birthday cake and a 'Walk for Vijay' by the students, who plan to come back next year.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Harmanpreet special ends Australia's World Cup reign

Harmanpreet special ends Australia's World Cup reign

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Supreme Court observing that right to privacy is not absolute makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "Right to privacy is not absolute, observes Supreme Court" is the lead in DNA adding "A 9 judge bench is hearing arguments on whether it is a fundamental right". The Pioneer quotes the Supreme Court as saying "Digital age dilutes privacy. In data sharing era, it is tough to say privacy fundamental right".
The government informed Parliament that around 210 websites of central and state government were found displaying personal details and Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries, in gross violation of norms reports Hindustan Times.
The Indian Express quoting the US administration writes "Pakistan terror safe haven, Lashkar and Jaish move freely. Islamabad hasn't acted against terror groups."
"Decks cleared for the creation of an 'oil gaint' " is the banner headline in the Business Line. The paper writes that the Cabinet approved ONGC-HPCL deal, Ministerial panel to oversee process.
Referring to the INX Media which was then being run by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea Hindustan Times writes "CBI summons Chindambaram's son again in INX Media case.
There is no proposal by the government to cut down maternity benefits in the draft on Labour Code on Social Security reports DNA.
"Centre set to study feasibility of bidding for 2032 Olympics" informs The Times of India.
"Special Investigation Team (SIT) closes 51 of 60 re-opened cases in 1984 sikh riots" notes Hindustan Times.
"The Government is pro-actively considering the matter of having two separate times zones in the country observes The Financial Express.
And finally, India'a tiger population is set to record a rise a nearly 1,700 big cats have been captured on camera traps across 46 of the country's 50 reserves in the latest annual estimation. The overall numbers is likely to cross the current tiger population figure 2,226 reports DNA.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Telangana government staff all set to get pay hike

Telangana government staff all set to get pay hike
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China hardening its stance on Doklam, Supreme Court bench to decide on right to privacy and Mayawati quitting the Rajya Sabha, are major stories in the papers today.
"India keeps all options open as China decries 'trespass'", is the lead in the Hindustan Times. The Times of India reports, "Sikkim stand-off could escalate into full - scale conflict, warns China".
"Supreme Court to decide your Right to Privacy today", leads the DNA, while the Pioneer uses a pun, "Right to privacy: SC to assess its Aadhaar". The Financial Express notes, "SC signals it could plump for privacy "observing, "In a Republic founded on a written Constitution, it is difficult to accept there is no fundamental right to privacy".
"Maya resigns from RS, alleges voice muzzled" on not being allowed to speak on Dalits, highlights the Pioneer.
Papers take note of filing of nominations by the Vice-Presidential candidates. 'Moving from active politics to a new role', The Hindu quotes Venkaiah Naidu.
Sushma Swaraj responding to an ailing PoK youth who needs a liver transplant, also receives wide mention, "Sushma says PoK part of India, gives visa to patient", waiving the need for a nod from Pakistan, writes the Asian Age.
"Cess on cigarettes wipes out 48 thousand crore rupees from BSE in 1 day" notes the Pioneer. "ITC Smoke Chokes Markets" is how the Economic Times puts it, as the shares of India's largest cigarette maker faced the biggest intra-day fall in 25 years.
"Air India flies high on operational profit" states the Pioneer, proving wrong the sceptics who think the government has no option but to sell the national carrier.
"Star ratings for packaged food soon" with mandatory display of dietary ingredients on the front of packets, the Business Standard informs.
And finally, the Hindustan Times carries an interesting story of "A CISF constable who helps the lost and separated find their loved ones". Noorjahan Khatun, who has solved 100 cases of reuniting lost people in the New Delhi Metro, received the employee of the year award.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two more soldiers die in Pak LoC fire

Two more soldiers die in Pak LoC fire

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The NDA picking Venkaiah Naidu as its Vice-Presidential nominee is the top story in most dailies today.
"It's 99% voting, 100% Kovind," headlines DNA about the presidential polls held yesterday. "Cross voting in divided Samajwadi party, Shivpal claims MLAs chose Kovind," reports the Statesman.
Papers have carried news of military activities near the border. "Amid standoff, PLA live-fire drills in Tibet: Chinese signal to India," reports The Asian Age. The Indian Express says, "China briefs envoys on Doklam: Our troops waiting patiently, won't do so indefinitely." The Statesman highlights, "India denies reports of troops killing in Chinese military action."
"Heavy shelling in Rajouri, Poonch; soldier, six-year-old die," headlines The Tribune. "India tells Pak: we reserve right to retaliate," reports The Asian Age. Meanwhile, Hindustan Times notes, "Islamic State creates cell to make inroads into Kashmir, in efforts to gain a toehold in India."
On the effects of demonetization, DNA highlights, "Note ban data puts 'super-rich' on tax sleuths' radar."
"Nagaland crisis: Court to deliver verdict today on the CM's petition challenging the Governor's order to seek a vote of confidence," is a front page story in The Asian Age.
And finally, build bridges not walls! "Eco-bridges for the movement of tigers!" reports the Hindu. "In a first of its kind, Telangana will have eco-friendly bridges over a canal cutting across the tiger corridor linking Chandrapur district in Maharashtra".

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

From a farmer's son to NDA's vice-president candidate: All you need to know about Venkaiah Naidu

From a farmer's son to NDA's vice-president candidate: All you need to know about Venkaiah Naidu

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The PM's remarks in an all party meeting yesterday, urging states to act against cow vigilantes is the lead headline in many newspapers. The Asian Age headline reads "PM to States: Act to rein in lynch mobs". The Economic Times writes "Gau rakshaks again get the stick from Modi".
Most newspapers have covered the Amarnath pilgrims' mishap prominently, with pictures of the rescue work by security personnel being featured on many front pages.
"Reverse charge squeezes out small firms" reports Business Standard. The paper writes that this provision for collecting and paying tax on behalf of unregistered vendors, is causing a shake-out in the procurement chain.
Another picture adorning the front page of most newspapers is that of eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer with his trophy. The Tribune has published his picture under the caption "Ageless Wonder".
"Censor Board's powers likely to be clipped" reports Hindustan Times. The paper writes that a draft bill proposes to remove the Censor Board's power to modify or delete the content of films.
"Bofors ghost returns: Centre set to reopen case" reports The Hindu Business Line. The paper says that BJP members on the Public Accounts Committee have cited 'new evidence' to seek a fresh probe into the Bofors deal.
Govt's flagship insurance schemes face challenge as claims surge reports Financial Express. The claims-to-premium ratio of the flagship accident insurance policy PMSBY, stood at an unsustainable 170 per cent in only its second year of operations, says the paper.
Under the headline "How you can be 'caught' checking out pals of pals", The Times of India reports that Facebook has introduced a new feature called Facebook Hello that makes online stalking riskier.
Rita, who is Delhi zoo's oldest inmate and it's only chimpanzee, is all set to get a birthday bash that promises to be an "emotional and informative" experience for visitors, writes The Pioneer. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao gives free hand to cops in drug case

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao gives free hand to cops in drug case

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The situation in Kashmir is the lead in most papers. 'Mehbooba meets Rajnath, discusses  Amarnath, law and order' is the Asian Age headline.  The Hindu, quoting Mehbooba writes 'External forces to blame for violence in J&K'; Indian Express headline quotes Mehbooba Mufti saying 'Kashmir so vulnerable even China now raising it.'
The killing of 3 terrorists in Tral after a 12 hour gunfight is reported by The Pioneer, Tribune and Mail Today.
Garbine Muguruza clinching her first Wimbledon title beating Venus Williams figures in almost every paper, showing the Spanish champ holding her trophy.
Tejaswi skipping a government function to avoid sharing the dais with Nitish is noticed by many dailies. 'Acrimony between JD (u) and RJD reaches flashpoint' is how the Pioneer puts it.
The Hindustan Time has a picture on its front page showing flood misery and writes that the death toll has reached 59. The Hindu has an aerial view of Rajkot in Gujarat after heavy rain. 'Flooding after heavy rain kills 4 in Gujarat' writes the paper.
The Times of India lead story is a shocking revelation. It says '6 out of 10 get driving license without test in India'.  The paper elaborates that according to a study, 88% respondents in Agra never took a driving test. The figures are 72% for Jaipur and 54% for Delhi.
In a Hindu Sunday special, according to a survey, the paper writes 'Chiristian, Muslim households top in donation for charity.' The paper adds 'but in absolute terms, Hindus contributed maximum in 2014-15, thanks to a large population.
30% more women enter IIT Delhi after third round of conselling' writes the Times of India. But on the flipside, the same paper says on its front page, 'Surging lay offs plunges techies into depression', quoting cases of people getting the pink slip in most companies leading to the blues and even suicide.
And finally, The DNA has an interesting trivia on its front page, about a hamlet called Ghumanhera on the South-West Delhi border. 'Each home in hockey village has players' says the paper, adding that around 2000 Ghumanhera residents have played the national game at zonal, state and national levels.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sharad Yadav Meets Sonia Gandhi Amid Strain In Bihar Alliance

Sharad Yadav Meets Sonia Gandhi Amid Strain In Bihar Alliance

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Most newspapers have prominently featured three stories on its front pages - the Centre's brief to the opposition on key issues, the CBI probe into killings by security forces in Manipur and the terror alarm in the UP assembly.
"We're on the same page on China, Opposition tells government", is the DNA lead headline. The paper reports that the all party meet ended with unequivocal support for Centre. On the same story, The Tribune adds that the opposition asked the government to "Use diplomacy to defuse the China standoff" and pointed out the security lapses in the terror attack on the Amarnath Yatris.
The Hindustan Times' lead headline is "CBI will probe 97 killings by security forces in Manipur". The paper writes that the SC has ordered the CBI director to respond in two weeks while overruling objections by the government and the army.
"Explosive found in UP assembly, state seeks NIA's help" reports The Indian Express. The paper quotes the UP CM as having described it as a "dangerous terror conspiracy". The Times of India dubs it as a major security breach in the UP assembly.
The Hindu Business Line writes that the Income Tax dept has identified an additional 6.6 lakh people in the second phase of Operation Clean Money. All identified persons are being informed via email and SMS for submitting responses online, adds the paper.
The Pioneer's banner headline reads, "Kaziranga turns into watery grave for animals". The paper says that 76 animals have drowned and 60% of the park has been inundated.
The GSM versus CDMA debate seems to be over in India. "CDMA services set to hang up", headlines The Hindu Business Line. The paper expects the CDMA technology to be phased out within a year.
Business Standard reports that the Indian Railways is all set to offer last minute discounts and reduced fares in major trains like the Shatabdi Express. The new fare is expected to be introduced in two months' time.
Nobody likes whiners and complainers. Not even the Pope. The Asian Age writes that a sign board hung on the door to Pope Francis' private rooms at the Vatican clearly forbids visitors from complaining. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

TRS MLA Mutireddy Yadagiri Reddy abuses women staff at collectorate

TRS MLA Mutireddy Yadagiri Reddy abuses women staff at collectorate

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"Sensex rides hope rally to scale 32k," headlines Hindustan Times. "Optimistic about likely rate cut by the RBI, Dalal Street hit record highs on Thursday," reports The Pioneer.
"CBDT looking to expand taxpayer base this fiscal," is the lead story in DNA, "in an attempt to increase revenues for the government." With an "eye on overseas funds, NRIs Foreign Bank Accounts Under I-T Lens," reports The Economic Times.
The National Green Tribunal's order to protect the Ganga has been noted in all dailies. "50 thousand fine for dumping along Ganga stretch," says DNA. "Blanket ban on construction within 100 meters of Ganga Banks," notes The Pioneer.
"Diplomacy at work to end border stand-off with China," headlines The Hindu. "Delhi lowers Beijing heat: Diplomatic channels are available, being used," says The Indian Express. The Asian Age reports, "India snubs China bid to meddle in Kashmir." Papers also mention the National Security Adviser's forthcoming visit to Beijing. "Doval to visit China for BRICS," reports DNA.
"Calcutta High Court warns Centre of action if judges posts not filled," says Hindustan Times. "The country's oldest High Court has a sanctioned strength of 72 judges but at present there are only 34."
"Probe into VIP treatment for Sasikala," reports The Statesman. DNA says, "Cop blows whistle, says Sasikala paid bribe to DGP."
The death of Chinese rights activist and Nobel laureate, Liu Xiaobo, has been noted in all dailies. "World pays tribute," says The Asian Age.
"Department of Personnel and Training asked to prepare proposal on lateral entry into civil services," mentions The Indian Express.
And finally, time to look within. "Indians are among the laziest in the world, walk barely 4,300 steps a day," The Times of India quotes a study by Stanford University, using step counters installed in smart phones. Data shows Indian women walk even less than the men.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Imprisoned Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Who Won Nobel Peace Price Dies at 61

Imprisoned Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Who Won Nobel Peace Price Dies at 61

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The situation in Kashmir, as 2 more soldiers die in LoC firing, dominates headlines in most papers.
"Politics after protests as Kashmir hunts for killers" of the Amarnath pilgrims; pressure mounts on CM Mehbooba, says the Hindustan Times. "Centre puts Jammu & Kashmir on 'highest alert' " reports the Asian Age. 'Getting POK back will solve J&K issue' DNA cites the Centre's position.
Writing on the Controversy about a Documentary on Amartya Sen the Tribune writes "Sen film hits 'cow', 'Hindutva' bump". The Indian Express headlines it as "Don't use 'cow', 'Gujarat' in Amartya Sen documentary: Censor Board."
"Red alert over Chinese firms eyeing BSNL cable project", is the lead in the Hindu Business Line, while the Hindu states "India-China trade talks deadlocked; decision on market access deferred."
"SC miffed by EC's U-turn on life ban for convicted politicians" notes the DNA.
"Inflation at new low, government takes dig at RBI for not cutting rates" is the lead in the Times of India.
The Pioneer reports "Arunachal keeps 'spirits' up as SC frees it from ban" becoming the third hilly state to get relief from no highway liquor rule.
"Will US' new visa proposal stymie the Indian start up dream in Silicon Valley?" asks the Hindu Business Line, as the Trump government plans to delay the 'startup' visa programme.
Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj ing a batting record, finds mention in most papers. Hindustan Times has a box item 'Batswoman on Top', "Mithali breaks ODI world record, enters club 6000".
And finally, the Hindu has a story on "Vintage wines made in underwater cellars" as divers scavenging in shipwrecks slumbering at the bottom of the North Sea since the Second World War, found, not gold and jewels, but decades-old wine, better than equivalent vintages.

Manhunt launched for Amarnath attack mastermind; highest alert sounded

Manhunt launched for Amarnath attack mastermind; highest alert sounded

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The Amarnath yatra terror attacks continues to dominate the headlines this morning. The Indian Express quotes J & K Police as saying "Bus was delayed due to flat tyre, came under fire twice, within 75 metres".  "Handiwork of LeT. Says Kashmir IG" headlines The Hindu adding "Multiple groups may have been involved, suspect security agencies, Amarnath Yatra continues." "Amarnath yatris undeterred" is the banner headline in The Pioneer.
In a related story most of the papers report of the exemplary courage  shown by the bus driver Salim Sheikh that saved the lives of dozens of bus passengers during the terrorist attack. "Salim drove them through a hail of bullets" writes The Mail Today."As bullets rained on yatris, Salim Shaikh played saviour"says The Times of India. The paper writes that the bus driver says Shiva's blessings gave strength.
"Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi was reported dead by a Syrian monitoring group and an Iraqi TV news channel" reports The Hindustan Times.
"Gopal Krishna Gandhi is opposition pick for vice president" observes The DNA.
"Supreme Court orders nationwide stay on new cattle trade rules" notes Business Line.
And finally, some news about Chinese nap capsules. Well, The Asian Age reports "China's sleep-deprived white-collar workers who need a place for a nap, a booming 'sharing economy' offering a growing range of services has come up with a cheap, mobile-friendly solution: capsule hotels. With an easy phone scan, customers can book a nap in a sleek white capsule - similar like a space pod - for just 10yuan for half an hour during mid - day rush and drops to 6 yuan at other times.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ravi Shastri appointed new Team India coach, Zaheer Khan bowling coach

Ravi Shastri appointed new Team India coach, Zaheer Khan bowling coach

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The deadly attack on Amarnath pilgrims hogs the headlines today in most newspapers.
"Cowards kill pilgrims" is the DNA headline, on the seven Amarnath yatris killed in terror attack near Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Protest in Jammu today, alert sounded on Vaishno Devi route" is an Indian Express headline.
Pioneer reports that with Mosul now liberated, India has stepped up efforts to locate its 39 nationals who have been missing since June 2014, after ISIS laid siege in Iraq. The External Affairs minister Retd. General VK Singh has been sent to Iraq for them, says the report.
The Financial Express reports on its front page that Amazon has received govt's approval for 500 million dollar investment in online food retail.
"Cong denies Rahul meeting with Chinese envoy then confirms" is a headline in Indian Express.
Many newspapers have paid rich tributes to the former Ambassador to US Mr. Naresh Chandra who passed away recently. He was among the finest civil services has produced says Indian Express.
The Supreme Court has allowed IIT's/NIT's/IIIT's and all govt- funded engineering colleges to admit students on basis of JEE advanced merit list reports The Times of India.
Now adoption will be made easy for single women over age of 40 with financially wherewithal to bring up an adopted child will be given preference in the adoption process according to a decision by the Ministry of Women and Child Development says Indian Express.
A minor fire in Ambani's Antila/Monsoon claiming 119 trees in Delhi - with concretization of trees to be blamed/Red alert sounded on Assam due to floods, are some of the other stories covered by newspapers.
And finally, The DNA carries colorful picture of a celebration of Bonalu, as reverence to Mahakali Goddess at Sri Ujjaini MahaKali Temple in Secunderabad.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tensions on the boil as 7 Hindu pilgrims are killed by militants in Indian Kashmir and thousands flee their homes in Pakistani Kashmir after continued shelling

Tensions on the boil as 7 Hindu pilgrims are killed by militants in Indian Kashmir and thousands flee their homes in Pakistani Kashmir after continued shelling

Newspapers Headlines
India's strong condemnation of the Pakistan Army for glorifying Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on his first death anniversary is prominently noticed on the front pages. The DNA reports, 'India hits out at Pak on terror, Wani praise'. The Pioneer, quoting a tweet by the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, writes 'Pakistan's terror support needs to be condemned by one and all'.
Political developments in Nagaland get front page coverage in most papers. The Asian Age reports, 'Revolt against Chief Minister in Nagaland : Ex CM Zeliang claims support of 41 MLAs, to meet governor today'.
Many papers highlight praise from the G-20 for India's efforts towards sustainable and inclusive growth. The Hindu states, 'G-20 hails India's labour reforms, start-up policy'. Meanwhile, The Pioneer cites growth projections by Harvard University's Center for International Development to state, 'New global growth pole (India) set to lead China'.
The meeting of Opposition parties tomorrow to pick a possible vice-presidential candidate is widely noticed. Taking note of one opposition leader who will be absent at the meeting The Times of India observes, 'Nitish to skip Opposition meet on VP pick'. Meanwhile, in the backdrop of the FIR filed by the CBI against Tejashwi Yadav, the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, on corruption charges The Indian Express writes, 'JD(U) calls meet, pressure builds on Tejashwi to quit as Deputy CM'.
A press meet organised by the Railway police regarding the Junaid Khan lynching case is prominently noticed in all the papers. The Tribune quotes the cops as saying, 'No beef angle to Junaid lynching ; SP says a brawl ensued on train over seat, not beef'.
Statistics prepared by the Home Ministry regarding naxalite violence in the country are widely reported in the press. 'Naxal violence claims 12,000 lives in 20 years', reports the Times of India.

Monday, July 10, 2017

ISIS goes up in smoke: US air strike pounds small remaining area of Mosul held by the terror group as Iraq declares victory in the city after a bloody eight-month battle

ISIS goes up in smoke: US air strike pounds small remaining area of Mosul held by the terror group as Iraq declares victory in the city after a bloody eight-month battle

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most papers  show PM Narendra Modi with world leaders at the G-20 summit in Hamburg."India a major influence on G-20 counter terror talks" is The Asian Age headline."G-20 communique exposes climate policy divide with US" writes The Business Standard. The Times of India says that Trump seeked out Modi for an impromtu meeting.
Eruption of  fresh violence in Darjeeling figures on the front page of  many papers. "Army back in violence hit Darjeeling" is The Tribune headline, adding that "Angry Mamta lashes out at centre for non-cooperation, orders probe into communal flare up." There is no dearth of good people in t he world. "In riot hit Basirhat, Muslim's pool money to help hindu  neighbours writes The Indian Express.
"Valley boils on Wani's death anniversary, strict curfew imposed in most towns, Srinagar wears a deserted look" writes The Statesman.
Mail Today has a picture of the sprawling Delhi farmhouse of Misa Bharti  which was raided yesterday. "Incriminating documents seized"  says The Pioneer. The Indian Express calls it 'Rs 8000 crore laundering'.
"Main accused in Junaid lynching case arrested" reports The Hindustan Times on the front page, adding that his brothers 'relive pain aboard the same train' .
Six cattle traders assaulted by a mob of Gaurakshaks in outer Delhi finds place in many Dailies.
The lead story in The Hindu is the effect of the India China stand off  "PMO, NSA tracking impact of Chinese FDI in South Asia- exercise from national security prospective will look at nature of such investments" writes the paper.
Good news for Delhi residents. "All Delhiites can get free surgeries at private hospitals" writes The Times of India on its front page.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

US isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

US isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

Newspapers Headlines
The meeting between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit Hamburg dominantes  the headlines of most news dailies today. "Xi shakes Modi's hand, Chinese media shows fist," declares The Pioneer. "Modi, Xi all smiles as border row simmers, "reports The Hindustan Times. In a related story The Hindu informs "Modi targets Pakistan at G-20- seeks deterrent action against nations using terror as a political tool".

The CBI raids on RJD leader Lalu Prasad and his family also find prominent coverage. "Train from the past derails Lalu and Yadav family", reports The Mail Today. "CBI zeroes in on Lalu, Kin-Will he, Won't he divorce RJD? All eyes on Nitish" speculates The Pioneer.

The Times of India reports on its front page that Supreme Court has stayed the ongoing counselling and admission process in IITs, NITs and IIITs besides government funded engineering colleges, questioning the validity of the decision towards 18 bonus marks to all students for wrong and vague questions in the joint entrance examination advanced paper. The courts decision comes even though 33,000 candidates have already taken admission so far this year.
In its lead story The Business Standard reports  "India Inc's investment growth hits 25-year low" adding that fresh investment by corporates are up by just 5.8 per cent in financial year 17, the lowest since 1992, the slowdown being the sharpest in private sector firms.
The Indian  Express reports that the Indian Institute of Science has received initial approval from the government to set up a rupees 3000 crore foundry to produce a "wonder" nano material.
A man with 150 pins embedded in his body underwent two sugeries last week at the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences in Faridabad to get 92 of them removed.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say

Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say

Newspapers Headlines
Speculation over a possible bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Hamburg even as the forces of the two countries are locked in a face off in Sikkim dominates the front pages. The Indian Express states "Beijing rules out Modi-Xi meeting in Hamburg, says atmosphere not right". Highlighting India's response the Pioneer writes "MEA rebuts claim that Beijing 'cancelled' scheduled Modi-Xi meeting in Hamburg, says no one-on-one talks on PM's itinerary".
The Supreme Court's ruling on the validity of jobs and admissions secured under the reserved category using forged caste certificates is widely noticed in the press. The Hindu writes "Jobs secured with forged caste papers invalid, says SC. Also widely reported in the press is the Supreme Court's view on expanding the scope of The Right to Information Act or RTI Act. The Times of India quotes the apex court as saying "Chief Justice of India, Governors should come under RTI".
All the papers report that the RBI has taken steps to make electronic payments safer for customers. The Times of India reports "Card, online payments made safer, customer liability cut".
The DNA reports that an analysis by non-profit election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms reveals that political parties spent 573.24 crore rupees in the five state elections held in 2016. The twist in the story is the fact that they had collected only 355 crore rupees for poll expenses.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Trump mulls 'pretty severe' response to North Korea

Trump mulls 'pretty severe' response to North Korea

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel is covered prominently with reports and photographs in most of the dailies this morning."I for I: India, Israel move from friends to partners"leads The Hindustan Times adding"countries reiterate commitment to fighting terror, sign 7 agreements.""India, Israel to set up 40 million dollars research fund" headlines The Hindu.
Voilence in Bengal is the other story covered by most of the papers. "Facebook post, communal violence leave Bengal town divided, scarred" says The Indian Express. "Basirhat tense as violence spreads to new areas" observes The Statesman. "Centre steps in as Didi won't budge" notes The Pioneer adding "Rajnath Singh calls up Bengal governor and CM, seeks report on violence."
"Make law to appoint Election Commissioner's or we step in, Supreme Court tells government" informs The Hindustan Times.
Writing on China stepping up diplomatic offensive against India the DNA quotes China as saying "Withdraw troops from disputed area."  While The Times of India quoting China writes "India trampling on its own Panchsheel doctrine".
The Economic Times quotes Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying "Political funding next on Radar. Prime Minister wants cleansing of funding process to be a top priority, steps likely soon."
And Finally, here are the world rankings of safest places to visit! Well The Asian Age reports that Finland is the number one safest country in the world for holiday makers.

Fake news is bad. Attempts to ban it are worse

Fake news is bad. Attempts to ban it are worse

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
 PM Modi's Israel visit is covered extensively in the press.
"Israel rolls out red carpet for Modi on historic visit" headlines The Hindustan Times. "New Dawn in India-Israel ties" writes the Pioneer. "Modi raises terror on 'groundbreaking' visit, Netanyahu welcomes 'mere dost' "is the lead in The Indian Express. "We have waited 70 years for you, Israeli premier tells PM" states The Times of India.
 "Supreme Court asks Centre and RBI to help citizens deposit old notes" reports The Statesman. "Another chance to swap old notes likely in 15 days" notes The Times of India.
"Show revised MRP post-GST or face action, government tells firms" in fresh guidelines for manufacturers, reports The Tribune. "201 officers to keep eye on prices after GST" notes The Asian Age.
"Veggie rates go up by 10 per cent" in the last two weeks, at most markets in Delhi and Mumbai, informs the DNA on its front page.
"No compromise, ball now in your court, Chinese envoy warns India" highlights The Hindustan Times. "Blink or face war: China to India" writes the Pioneer.
"India, US, Japan all set for war games; Malabar Drill Amid China Border Row" reports The Times of India.
SC open to liquor sale on city highways" is the lead in The Hindu. "States can denotify highways in cities for liquor sale, says  Supreme Court" states The Pioneer.
"You can't keep your marriage under wraps", writes The Mail Today, of a landmark recommendation by the Law Commission to make marriage registration compulsory within 30 days of the wedding ceremony with no exemption. "Law panel for Aadhaar link with marriage" says The Times of India.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Modi in Israel: PM cements ties in 'ground-breaking' visit

Modi in Israel: PM cements ties in 'ground-breaking' visit

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Prime Minister's 3 days visit to Israel has attracted a large number of front page stories today. The Mail Today writes "Shalom Namaste , as Israeli Media prepares for Modi visit of unprecedented importance; Terrorism tops the bilateral agenda, while the DNA says, "Innovation fund, cyber security deals on table. Modi to seek tactical cooperation, ink pacts with PM Netanyahu".
In the wake of the GST roll out from the 1st of July, Business dailies have reported some interesting developments. "Street cheers smooth road to new tax regime - Sensex rises nearly one percent; FMCG major ITC leads rally" headlines the Business Standard, while the Economic Times writes "GST likely to pump fuel into Auto sector; Companies see sales accelerating."
The Pioneer writes that the GST regime has rattled the entertainment industry in Tamil Nadu with nearby 1000 cinema theaters downing their shutters indefinitely from Monday seeking a reduction in the tax structure.
And finally, in cautionary news, The Times of India writes that according to the Delhi High Court, any offensive post on Social Media targeting an individual of SC/ST community, even if made in a closed group, is punishable.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

New courtrooms, paperless system create chaos in SC

New courtrooms, paperless system create chaos in SC

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Today's newspapers carry different lead stories, DNA reports, "Israeli media rolls out red carpet for Modi". The paper adds that Israel's largest English daily has reserved a section on its website for news reports focussed only on Modi's visit.
The Hindu quotes from an interview with the Palestinian President's diplomatic adviser. The papers says that Palestine hopes to keep India ties firm, and understands India's need to de-hyphenate ties with Palestine and Israel.
Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia put out a series of tweets yesterday to clear a few apprehensions about GST. "Govt busts GST myths, asks people to ignore rumours", writes DNA.
Under the caption - "Out on the road, GST finds the going smooth", The Economic Times writes that according to initial reports, rollout of India's boldest reform has been hassle free.
The Indian Express anchor story headline reads - "Eye on GST, CAs, tax consultancies hike fee by up to 30 percent".
The Asian Age headline says "More troops rushed to Sikkim area". The paper reports that India is strengthening its position on the border near Sikkim.
The Pioneer in its report on the same story adds, that the Doka la face-off with China is the longest impasse since 1962.
Hindustan Times' lead headline says "New Kejri-Centre spat to delay Metro fourth phase". The paper writes that the Union Urban development ministry has rejected the Delhi govt move to avoid paying 50% cost share.
And finally, another side effect of over using smart phones. The Times of India writes that smartphones are giving us a 'comic walk'. The paper says that people tend to lift the lead foot higher and slower over obstacles to avoid tripping.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Donald Trump posts video clip of him 'beating' CNN in wrestling

Donald Trump posts video clip of him 'beating' CNN in wrestling

Newspapers Headlines
The Prime Minster Mr. Narendra Modi's inaugural address on the Foundation day function of ICAI finds front page space in all newspapers today.
The Hindu headlines the Prime Minister's disclosure "One lakh suspect firms deregistered, demonetisation data revealed 38,000 shell companies."
"If the CA's decide, there won't be corruption" is The DNA headline quoting the PM.
The Sunday Pioneer says on its front page "Kahin Khushi, Kahin Gham." Delhi Struggles to come to terms with GST, mixed reaction across India.
"Car makers cut prices, Iphones too get cheaper but ghee gets costlier is another effect of GST " reports Times of India.
The Indian Express reveals that for the first time journals in Indian Languages are being included in the list of UGC approved research journals so far they were only in English or Foreign language publications.
The Hindu reports that Remote sensing and GIS data give definite proof of a depleting SUNDERBANS mangrove cover. About 5.5 per cent of it has been lost from 1986 to 2012, says a report.
The DNA reports of the banning of Tehreek-e-azaadi J & K, a new front for Hafiz Saeed's Jamaatud Dawa by Pakistan due to international pressure on curbing terrorism.
Bajrang  dal putting a 51 lakh Rupees bounty on Azam Khan/ Bollywood film Toilet-ek Prem Katha running into legal hurdle with charges of plagiarism/AAP to back Mrs. Meira Kumar for President's post are some of the stories covered by the newspapers.
The Sunday Tribune carries a picture of an ecstatic woman in Beawar in Rajasthan with her newborn, born at 12:02 A.M on Sunday. She says she will name the child GST.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

2 Indian-Americans To Be Honoured With Great Immigrants Award

2 Indian-Americans To Be Honoured With Great Immigrants Award

Newspapers Headlines
The ushering in of GST at midnight in Parliament is the lead in every paper. 'PM says Good and Simple Tax, President calls it a tribute to India's maturity, wisdom' writes the Indian Express. Friday night Blockbuster reads the Economic Times headline, while Mail Today calls it Taxtonic shift. The Business Standard says, the concept of GST was introduced by former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee way back in 2000. An additional cover page features on most papers listing the benefits of 'One Nation, One Tax.
India talking tough on the China face off finds front page coverage in most dailies. 'India of 2017 different from that of 1962- Jaitley to China' is the Times of India headline on Page One Plus. "India warns of Serious impact- says troops did not transgress territory' writes the Hindu.
Around 43000 seats are still up for grabs in Delhi University. "DU admissions resume today" writes the Times of India.
"Germany vote of conscience - same sex marriage now legal" writes the Asian Age on its front page. The paper adds that despite reservations by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the bill was passed, granting gay and lesbian couple full rights, including adoption.
KK Venugopal to be the next attorney General replacing Mukul Rohtagi finds place in most papers.
And finally, the Hindustan Times has a picture of Shyam Saran Negi - he's the man who cast India's first vote in the general elections of October 1951. What is interesting to note is that he turns 100 today.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

‘One nation, one tax’ regime gets rolling

‘One nation, one tax’ regime gets rolling

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
PM Narendra Modi Condemning mob attacks on cattle traders is a prominent headline across papers today. "Modi to Vigilantes : No killing in cow's name" writes the Hindustan Times adding "PM Breaks silence; says lynchings unacceptable in Mahatama's country," while the Tribune headlines" 'Gaubhakhti' killing not acceptable says PM".
"On GST eve, govt. tells India Inc not to hike prices - Finance Minister meets industry bigwigs; officials on stand by," reports the Business Standard.
Most papers today have noticed the interest shown by low cost carrier Indigo in making a bid for acquiring the loss making Air India.
In an interesting nugget the Pioneer notes that the RBI has started Printing 200 rupees note.
 Under the headline "China refers to 1962, says 'learn lessons'," The Tribune writes that Beijing has hardened its stance on the stand off with Indian Troops with its foreign Ministry asking India to withdraw its troops from the Donglong area in Sikkim as a precondition for 'meaningful dialog'. In a related headline, the Pioneer writes "China warns; invokes Himalayan Blunder".
The Indian Express highlights that the CBSE has allowed class 10th students to keep the vocational subject as a sixth subject. In case a students fails in one subject the marks of the vocational subject will be added to calculate the percentage.
And finally, the Hindu says "Horn? not ok Please!." the papers writes that in Maharashtra, adding to noise pollution on the road will soon cost 2000 rupees.