Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Obama's tweet after Charlottesville becomes the most-liked tweet ever

Obama's tweet after Charlottesville becomes the most-liked tweet ever

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Prime Minister's Independence day speech is covered prominently by papers today.
"Kashmir needs hugs, not bullets, says Modi" is the Hindustan Times headline. "Shortest speech, strongest message" observes the DNA. The Hindu writes "Show collective will to build a New India, says Modi. 'Shun violence in name of faith', The Times of India cites him.
'Citizens of all religions, ethnicity proud Indians', DNA quotes Chief Justice Khehar, recalling his family's role in the freedom movement.
Many papers carry photographs of school staff and children in a flooded Assam village saluting the Tricolour. The Mail Today caption reads "Flag over Flood".
The Hindu has a photograph  of the colourful 'Dahi Handi' ritual on Janmashtami taking on a distinct national flavour, with the Tricolour, captioned "High on freedom".
"First Partition museum set to open this week in Amritsar", reports the Hindu Business Line.
"Trump, Modi agree to elevate strategic talks , new mechanism ready,", states The Indian Express, as the US President called the Indian Prime Minister on India's Independence Day. The Times of India notes, " Eye on China, US and India announce 'elevated ' tie-up".
"Navy to commission Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari this month" mentions the Hindu Business Line.
"After Gujarat , Bihar Congress wary of revolt" notes The Asian Age.
And finally, patients visiting AIIMS in Delhi will not have to pay  for Blood tests, X-Rays , and similar tests, as well as admission and registration charges, with all medical tests below 500 rupees set to be free at the country's premier institute, is a front page report in the Hindustan Times.

Independence Day speech: Narendra Modi seeks 'New India' by 2022, shows PM confident of re-election

Independence Day speech: Narendra Modi seeks 'New India' by 2022, shows PM confident of re-election

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The first  Independence Day speech by President Ram Nath Kovind finds prominence in most dailies today.  "President rallies for New India Partnership, stresses on synergy between citizens and the government," reports The Statesman. "Egalitarian New India by 2022," quotes The Pioneer.
"Gross callousness in Gorakhpur: NHRC," notes Hindustan Times. "The incident was a mistake that happened at some level: Amit Shah," quotes DNA. "CM Yogi faces questions MP Yogi asked in the Lok Sabha 20 times in 12 years," notes The Indian Express.
"Article 35-A may go to Constitution bench amid growing political unease in Jammu and Kashmir," says the Tribune."Plea against Article 35-A cites gender bias," mentions The Indian Express.
"Flood fury engulfs North-East India," headlines the Pioneer. "6 Soldiers among 25 fear dead in Uttarakhand cloud burst," says the Times of India.
"JD-U suspends 21 Sharad loyalists,"reports Asian Age.
And finally, "Letting yourself be sad makes you happier, less stressed," The Times of India quotes researchers of the University of California, Berkley. "People who accept their negative emotions without judging or trying to change them are able to cope with their stress more successfully."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New India must be a compassionate society: President

New India must be a compassionate society: President

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
The Pioneer reports of UP CM Yogi Adityanath  saying that exemplary action would be taken against those found responsible for the death of 72 children in a State Hospital in Gorakhpur.
The Tribune carries the picture of a landslide of a 150 metre stretch of Mandi Pathankot National Highway on its front page. "46 bodies recovered, landslide swallows road, buries 2 buses is the headline.
The Times of India reports of the Income Tax department aggressively pursuing names which appeared in Panama papers including Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan.
The Hindustan Times makes a startling revelation that  the toxic custom of DOWRY prevails and cases have doubled in 5 years in Delhi.
In the last 2 years, 13000 youth from Kashmir have enrolled in a Central Skill development initiative Udaan, 8000 have found placements in sectors ranging from tourism and hospitality to aviation and apparel- is a heartening front page story in Mail Today.
In a front page story, The Times of India reports of a possibility of "Lok Sabha elections to be advanced to sync with state polls next year."
Most papers today carry a full page advertisement on FAQs pertaining to GST on mining.
The DNA on its front page  carries a news item captioned "Sonia signals to party leaders: Priyanka as working president?"
AIIMS telecasting live a knee Robotic replacement surgery/a know your army exhibition starting in Jaipur/ this Janamastami, revived ancient water bodies in Brajbhumi also to be  a tourist attraction/ Shahpur Jat in Delhi a hub of handicrafts and Sikkim yak being without work due to lack of tourism  are some of the other stories covered by papers today.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Himachal Pradesh landslide: 46 bodies recovered; rescue operations to restart on Monday

Himachal Pradesh landslide: 46 bodies recovered; rescue operations to restart on Monday

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
The Gorakhpur tragedy continues to dominate headlines this morning. "Encephalitis? zero oxygen? Apathy?" questions The Pioneer headline. The paper writes blame game on in 30 Gorakhpur deaths; UP government orders probe, BRDMCH principal sacked, spotlight on oxygen supplier too.  "Gorakhpur hospital ignored warnings on oxygen supply" leads The Hindu. The Asian Age quoting  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath writes "No child died due to oxygen shortage."
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar replacing Sharad Yadav with his close aide RCP Singh as the Parliamentary leader of the Janta Dal United (JDU) in the Rajya Sabha is the other big story covered by  most of the newspapers on their front pages this morning. "Nitish ousts Sharad as JD-U RS leader" writes the DNA adding  "Final call on 'rebel leaders' will be taken during August 19 meet.
Referring  to 2 brothers choking to death in East Delhi sewer, The Statesman says "2 brothers die while cleaning sewer, father, fireman critical."
"You will soon pay less for calls, interconnect fee set to be cut" is the lead story in The Times of India. The paper informs that the TRAI  move will benefit Jio and also hit other biggies.
"Global  cyber attacks prompt India Inc  to run for cover" writes The Business Standard adding  that "The WannaCry ransomware attack in May this  year exposed the vulnerability of systems across the world."
Writing on Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Party Chief Shabir Shah The Asian Age informs "Central agencies to attach Shabir Shah's assets."
On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban The Financial Express says "Sick PSUs to inject life into low-cost housing scheme. Vast tracts of land belonging to 8 PSUs to be made available for housing."
And finally, going left in the right world! Well, The Asian Age reports that Left handers the world over celebrate International  left handers day today. In India where an estimated 10% of the population is left-handed,  the belief that being left-handed connotes evil and is inauspicious continues.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
First mid-year Economic Survey scaling down growth figures, and the tragic death of children in a Gorakhpur hospital receive prominent attention in the press this morning.
"Economic Survey Lists Growth Pains, Prescribes Pep pills"; makes strong case for monetary easing and fiscal adjustments, writes The Economic Times. "Deflation may lay economy low" leads The Hindu Business Line. "Slowdown is here, growth is a challenge" says The Indian Express.
"Oxygen cut, 30 children die in Gorakhpur hospital" is the lead in The Hindustan Times. The Indian Express reports "60 kids die in five days at Gorakhpur hospital, 9, the day Yogi came visiting", though the Gorakhpur District Magistrate denied any death due to shortage of oxygen supply."
On the Doklam stand-off, The Tribune writes "Talks stuck, alert along LAC" while also citing the Chinese navy as saying, it has "No axe to grind with India". The Indian Express observes, "Cautiously, army raises alert level in Arunachal Pradesh". "India pumping in more soldiers, weapons on entire eastern front," reports The Times of India.
Faced with challenges of having two nuclear armed neighbors, the Indian "armed forces undergo nuclear, biological warfare training," notes The Hindu Business Line.
A Bihar IAS officer committing suicide just a week after being appointed District Magistrate of Buxar is widely reported. "Failed marriage drove Buxar DM to kill self on Ghaziabad railway tracks," states The Pioneer. The Times of India observes "Two calls, 6 police teams in pursuit, but Buxar DM's suicide couldn't be stopped."
On the fall-out within the JD-U, the Statesman reports "Nitish meets PM, Shah; says Sharad free to go alone."
"Import talk halts onion price surge" states The Hindu Business Line, as the price rally seems to be ebbing, while the quantity imported is not clear."
The Hindustan Times has a box item on "Polluted Mumbai river dyes dogs blue", with a photograph of a blue dog! The paper notes, untreated industrial waste being released into the Kasadi river in Navi Mumbai area may be the culprit.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

North Korea Details Plan To Fire Missiles Over Japan, Near Guam

North Korea Details Plan To Fire Missiles Over Japan, Near Guam

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most newspapers have prominently covered the special discussion in the Lok Sabha on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
"We need unity like Quit India days: PM", is The Pioneer headline. The paper adds that the PM gave a clarion call for removing poverty, corruption, illiteracy and inequality from India by 2022. The Tribune headline on the same story reads - "Divide rules '75 years of Quit India' debate". The paper writes that the PM did not mention Jawaharlal Nehru even once, while Sonia Gandhi took a jibe at BJP by saying that some organisations opposed the Quit India movement.
Hindustan Times says, "Haryana BJP chief's son held for stalking". The paper adds that 5 days after the stalking incident, the attempt to kidnapping charge was slapped against the two accused.
Photographs depicting the sea of humanity that came out in the Maratha silent protest march in Mumbai finds place on many front pages. "Maratha show of strength in Mumbai" is the caption of one such photograph in DNA.
"China steps up troop presence at Doklam" is the Indian Express lead story. The paper reports that Chinese soldiers have pitched 80 tents in the area, while Indian Army has advanced its schedule for the training exercise in Sikkim.
The Times of India reports that the outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari has said that there was a 'sense of unease among Muslims' as a result of growing intolerance in the country.
Business Standard raises a red flag about slow tax collection from corporate entities under the headline "Corporate Tax growth feels GST heat". The paper writes that corporate tax collection grew 7.2% in the April to July period in 2017, against 11.7% in the same period last year.
"Aadhaar may become the gatekeeper to D Street soon" headlines The Economic Times. The paper reports that the government and SEBI are planning to make Aadhaar mandatory for buying shares and mutual funds, in order to curb malpractices.
And finally, Financial Express reports that work on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will commence soon. 

War With North Korea Not Imminent, Officials Say, but U.S. Would Still Win

War With North Korea Not Imminent, Officials Say, but U.S. Would Still Win

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES

The winning of Rajya Sabha seats by Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Ahmed Patel amidst high voltage drama dominates the front pages of most papers today.
"Void votes give life support to Patel" is the DNA headline. The paper calls Shah vs Patel as a Battle of titans.
"EC jolt for BJP- advantage Ahmed Patel" headline the Pioneer.
The Asian Age reports that in a surprise development the Shiv Central Waqf Board told the Supreme court that a mosque can be built at a reasonable distance from the birth place  of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.
We all know plastic bags as a menace to environment. They choke drains and find their way into 'stray cows' stomachs. In a reply n Lok Sabha the environment Minister Harshwardhan has said that 17 states and Union Territories have imposed ban on manufacture, sale and use of plastic carrybags says a Tribune report.
The Hindu reports that ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, a Bengaluru based start up is offering green Ganesha made of natural clay and organic vegetable dyes and thats not all. It has a seed ball inside so that as you water the Ganesha idol everyday the seeds will sprout.
The NPPA which capped the prices of coronary stents in February may soon impose a limit on prices of knee implants, speculates The Hindu Business Line.
The Narendra Modi government has asked all higher educational institutions to take students to memorials of freedom fighters and homes of martyrs as part of 70th Independence Day Celebration report most papers.
BSES issuing advisory warning against use of metal coated manjha for kites/ Chinese Company hacking a Gurugram Company/ and Toy train set to make a comeback in Nandan Kanan Biological Park in Bhubaneshwar/ India to get new safety standard for milk are some of the other stories covered by papers today.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ahmed Patel beats BJP’s Rajput after EC invalidates 2 dissidents’ votes

Ahmed Patel beats BJP’s Rajput after EC invalidates 2 dissidents’ votes

Newspapers Headlines
The Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat is the lead story in most dailies. "Gujarat chessboard: Will Amit checkmate Ahmed?" says DNA. The Statesman calls it a "high-stakes thriller." Mail Today reports, "Ahmed Patel's Rajya Sabha seat rests on knife's edge."
"Congress facing existential crisis," The Tribune quotes senior party leader Jairam Ramesh. "Sultanate gone, but we still behave like Sultans.... Congress has to change: Jairam," reports The Indian Express.
"Bigger cars, bigger price tags," headlines Financial Express. "Luxury car firms lash out at government on cess flip-flop," reports Business Standard.
The Hindu Business Line and other papers note, "IT returns up 25%; Note-ban impact says Finance Minister."
"Ahead of polls, Tripura gets saffron image," says DNA with six sacked TMC MLAs joining the BJP on Monday.
 Newspapers have conflicting reports on the Chandigarh stalking case. "Police find CCTV proof of chase," says Hindustan Times whereas The Hindu says, "Chandigarh Police have no CCTV footage  on stalking." The Statesman reports, "BJP rules out Barala's removal." The Hindu states, "IAS officers body lends support and seeks exemplary punishment."
"Gau rakshaks attacked in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra," reports The Asian Age. Meanwhile, Business Line states,"Centre has no beef with export of buffalo meat--eyeing China, US markets."
"Niti Aayog's new head hints at more exits; waning 'foreign influence'," mentions Indian Express.
"Britons set to get 'right to be forgotten' on social media. The new law will allow people to have their personal  data deleted from social media sites," reports The Asian Age.
And finally,"Smaller planes could save us from infections," reports The Times of India. "Aeroplanes with their enclosed spaces and proximity between passengers, over long durations, are widely known as one of the portals that most facilitate the spread of infectious disease." It seems to be a case of 'small is safe, small is healthy'.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Clamour to oust Haryana BJP Chief Subhash Barala Grows after son accused of stalking released on bail

Clamour to oust Haryana BJP Chief Subhash Barala Grows after son accused of stalking released on bail  

Newspapers Headlines

Jammu and Kashmir police solving July 10th Amarnath pilgrims attack case is one of the stories that finds mention on the front pages of dailies this morning. The Pioneer quoting the J & K police writes "LeT footprint all over attack on yatris". The paper also mentions that the police arrested three co-conspirators and said Pakistani terrorist Abu Ismail was the master mind.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has directed the Ministry of Finance to fund the losses incurred by the Indian Railways in operating non-profitable trains on strategic lines and backward areas reports The Hindu.
Referring to the attack against BJP's RSS workers in Kerala, DNA quoting Union Minister Arun Jaitley writes "Attack on RSS brutal".
"GST council approves hike in Luxury Car Cess", informs the Economic Times, adding "Cess to go up to 25 per cent post changes in GST compensation law".
All the papers take note of three labourers who died in south Delhi's Lajpat Nagar on Sunday after inhaling poisonous fumes from a sewer drain they had entered to clean without any safety gear.
Jamacia's sprint King Usain Bolt bowing out with a bronze in his last 100 meters solo race is covered with reports and photographs by almost all the dailies.  The Hindu carries a photograph of US Athlete Justin Gatlin paying his respect to Usain Bolt after winning the Final of the 100 metre 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. The Caption above the photograph says 'Victor and the veteran'. "Jolt for Bolt but winner bows to the legend" is how The Times of India caption puts it.

Monday, August 7, 2017

'KCR Can't Blame Centre on GST, Decisions Taken Collectively'

'KCR Can't Blame Centre on GST, Decisions Taken Collectively'

Newspapers Headlines
'V for Venkaiah' is how the DNA headlines Naidu's victory. 'Venkaiah sweeps Vice President polls with 516 votes' writes the Hindu, while the Times of India says '20 opposition MP's voted in his favour and that he has won by the highest margin in 30 years'. The Sunday Tribune further adds saying comprehensive 516-244 win over Gandhi amid cross-voting.
'China mulling small scale military operation against India' says the Statesman, while the Hindu headline reads 'At the Nathula pass, There is little to suggest increased tensions between India and China, though military presence has been stepped up'.
Rajiv Kumar taking over as the new vice chairman of NITI Aayog finds front page coverage in most dailies.
The Hindustan Times on its page one plus has cricketer R. Ashwin's photograph titled 'Another high five for Ashwin'. The paper adds that Ashwin went past Harbhajan Singh on the list of bowlers with most 5 wicket hauls and that Kumble is the only Indian ahead of him.
The GST council revising rates on 19 services is the Times of India lead. 'GST relief for  textiles, goods movement to get smoother' is the paper's headline. 'GST council's nod the e-way bill system' writes the Tribune.
Son of Haryana BJP chief held for stalking girl figures on the front page of many papers - 'Victim is the daughter of a Haryana government's official' says the Hindu.
A grave matter of concern is the number of increasing suicides, posted on social media, writes the Times of India. "Death goes live for 'likes' " says the paper, adding that suicide notes of facebook show dependence on Social media.
'And finally 'Braid chopping hysteria grips capital, writes the Pioneer, of the chopping of women's tresses across India. The paper says that 3 fresh cases have been reported from Jamia Nagar, Uttam Nagar and Nagloi but the Hindustan Times is sceptical as it writes 'Familiar tales of fear and false belief ' and talks of history of hysteria, referring to Ganesha's milk miracle, among other things.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

‘Orator’ Venkaiah Naidu had backed Modi before 2014 elections

‘Orator’ Venkaiah Naidu had backed Modi before 2014 elections

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Aadhaar needed for death certificates, is a major story in most papers.
"Aadhaar 'needed, not must' for death certificates" DNA cites the government. Hindustan Times says, the government has clarified Aadhaar not made mandatory, but is required for registration of deaths from October 1.
"Shared interests of India, China outweigh differences, says Chinese Consul General" leads The Indian Express, a day after Sushma Swaraj underlined talks as a solution to the Doklam standoff.
"Cross-LoC trade and travel to resume next week" amid NIA reservations, highlights the DNA.
"1st Pak Hindu minister in 25 years" reports The Asian Age, of Dr. Darshan  Punshi from Sindh, who was sworn in as Minister of State in new Pakistan Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's Cabinet.
"Government to sell stake in 22 companies" is the lead in The Hindustan Times. The Economic Times headlines it as "Government offers slice of Blue Chips via New Exchange-Traded Fund."
"Cattle trade ban rules were not placed before Parliament; In reply to RTI plea, Lok Sabha Secretariat says Centre did not follow procedure" reports The Hindu.
"Up to 450 percent mark-up on Knee implants, government may cap prices" leads The Times of India, citing an analysis by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority which shows, distributors and hospitals earn the most.
The Economic Times notes "IGST a Bitter Pill for Patients with Rare Disorders" as drugs exempt from duties, not from GST.
"IIT's all-women team offers new tool in fight against cancer" informs The Indian Express.
And finally, "In Kashmir, a football coach helps youngsters dream of life goals". The Times of India carries the story of 23-year-old Qudsia Altaf, who left her civil engineering dream to apply salve on a distressed people, and now wants to take her football team to an international event.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Naidu favourite in V-P poll today

Naidu favourite in V-P poll today

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's comments on the situation in the Doklam area where India and China are engaged in a face-off dominate front page headlines. The Asian Age quotes Ms Swaraj as saying "Doklam resolution lies in talks , not war". Drawing attention to two diplomatic options the government is considering to deal with the stand-off, The Indian Express reports "2 options : Let Bhutan troops replace India's, wait until November".
The Supreme Court rejecting the Congress's plea for a stay on the 'None of the Above' or NOTA option in the forthcoming Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls gets wide traction in the press. The Times of India notes "SC wont ban NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls". What happens if an MLA does use the NOTA option? The Hindu says "Impact of NOTA will be like abstention ; it does not attract anti-defection law".
Taking note of the Election Commission's submissions to the Supreme Court regarding the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Hindustan Times reports "Poll panel will deploy 16 Lakh EVMs with paper trails for 2019".
The killing of two army personnel in an ambush by the Hizbul Mujahideen in South Kashmir's Shopian district gets front page attention. The DNA reports "Army Major, jawan die in J&K ambush".
The Pioneer takes note of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari's comments on the state of the country's road infrastructure in the Lok Sabha during question hour. The paper quotes him as saying "100 bridges on brink of collapse ; Collated data on bridges, culverts across country as part of steps to avert road mishaps".

Friday, August 4, 2017

India taking efforts to ease China standoff, war no solution: #SushmaSwaraj in RS

India taking efforts to ease China standoff, war no solution: #SushmaSwaraj in RS

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Income tax raids on premises linked with a Karnataka Minister who is hosting over forty Gujarat Congress MLAs at a resort owned by him near Bengaluru is the front page lead in most papers. The Indian Express reports "Taxmen raid Minister guarding Gujarat Congress flock from BJP : Raids ahead of Rajya Sabha polls ; Election Commission seeks government response". Highlighting political reactions the Pioneer states "Bid to derail RS polls, says Congress; no link retorts Jaitley".
The reduction of repo rates by the Reserve Bank of India is prominently noticed in the press. On its likely impact on loans the opinion in the press seems to be divided with the Financial Express reporting "RBI cuts but loans may not be cheaper" while the Tribune states "RBI cuts repo rate ; home, auto loans to get cheaper". The Times of India notes "Government disappointed with small cut in interest rates".
The press keenly notes New Delhi's reaction to China's claim that India had reduced its troop strength in the Doklam area where the countries have been involved in a standoff. The Hindustan Times reports "Government denies China claim that India has reduced its troops in Doklam".
The Supreme Court order on illegal mining in Odisha has been widely noticed in the papers. The Hindustan Times quotes the apex court as saying "Defaulters should pay full value of ores". The Times of India reports "Companies asked to pay 17,000 crore rupees for illegal mining in Odisha".
Most papers report that the Daman and Diu administration has had to withdraw a circular which it had issued just yesterday. The Hindu writes "Rakhi diktat in Daman and Diu withdrawn following uprorar ; women staff were told to tie rakhis on their male colleagues".
And finally.....if you've always fancied yourself as a saviour of the world American space agency NASA has the right job for you with an attractive salary, that of a planetary protection officer. The Asian Age says "Nasa offers 1 crore rupees to stop alien invasion". 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Interest rate touches 6-year low after RBI’s rate cut

Interest rate touches 6-year low after RBI’s rate cut

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
LeT Commander Abu Dujana killed in an encounter, and Niti Aayog chief, Arvind Panagariya quitting his post, receive prominent attention in the press.
"Top Pak LeT militant killed in J&K encounter" highlights The Asian Age. "Forces in Jammu and Kashmir track, kill top LeT militant on secret visit to wife" is The Times of India headline.
"Panagariya steps down as chief of Niti Aayog, will return to academia" is The Indian Express lead, adding that he "Raised red flags, couldn't stop power centres within".
On the ongoing debate on right to privacy, The Hindustan Times reports " Panel to suggest steps to protect personal data, government informs Supreme Court". 'Aadhaar can't be used to track citizens' DNA cites the Centre. Times of India quotes the Supreme Court ' Economic rights can't undermine basic rights'.
"Shah pulls up party MPs for skipping Parliament" reports The Hindustan Times, of BJP President Amit Shah. The Asian Age states "Absentee legislators may have to give written explanation".
"AIADMK may join NDA after its factions merge" is a front page story in The Hindustan Times. The Hindu writes "Only a united AIADMK can be an ally, says BJP".
"Gujarat ex-top cop Vanzara cleared in Sohrabuddin, Prajapati encounter cases" highlights The Times of India. The Indian Express says " CBI court cites lack of evidence, gives clean chit to Vanzara".
Hindustan Times has a box item termed 'Kitchen politics', on the Gujarat Congress MLAs lodged in a Karnataka resort, "Congress MLAs miss home food, to get Gujarati chef".
DNA reports on "Stray cattle : Haryana may send its bulls to MP" as the deadline of August 15 to be the first state to be free of stray cattle, approaches.
And finally, "After losing 31-year -old son, woman delivers healthy baby boy at 64" through in vitro fertilisation, is a story of hope and possibilities, in The Times of India.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Focus on the big fish

Focus on the big fish

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying that 'the re-election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 is inevitable' is one of the top stories covered by newspapers on their front pages this morning. Hindustan Times quoting Nitish writes, "Nobody can match Modi in 2019".
The State Bank of India (SBI) becoming the first bank to cut the savings rate to 3.5 per cent, first such cut since it was deregulated in 2011 is the other big story covered by most of the dailies.
Referring to outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, the Indian Express quoting him writes, "NSAs in touch...hope this helps both countries come to table".
"Government's August Kranti against graft" notes the Pioneer. The paper writes, "NDA government has asked the vigilance department of each Ministry to prepare a dossier of officials who are corrupt or have dubious service record and submit it by August 5th. The list will be sent to CBI and CVC". "Centre seeks names of corrupt officers", says DNA.
Consumers will have to pay more for petrol and diesel starting August 1st as the oil marketing companies have decided to increase the dealer commission they pay fuel pump owners reports the Financial Express.
"Shah to remain BJP President, won't join government", informs the Asian Age.
And finally, key to check obesity is in our brain! Well, the Times of India reports, according to new research, cells in the brain that may help control the human impulse have been discovered, with the development holding out hope of new treatments for obesity. The research adds weight to evidence that eating is a surprisingly complex biological behavior.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Chinese army entered Indian territory, threatened shepherds in Uttarakhand

Chinese army entered Indian territory, threatened shepherds in Uttarakhand

Newspapers Headlines
Most newspapers have different stories as their lead today. Several papers have prominently noticed Chinese president's statement at a military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the Chinese army. "Amidst Doklam standoff, Xi Jinping talks tough" headlines The Statesman. DNA's lead headline reads "Can defeat any invading army, boasts Beijing". The paper also writes that Indian security officials have dismissed the threat and asserted that there is no need to be unnerved.
Another story that finds space on most front pages is the record seizure of heroin by the Coast Guard off the Gujarat shore.  "1500 kg heroin seized in record haul", writes The Hindustan Times. The paper adds that the contraband is estimated to be worth around 4500 crore rupees in the international market.
The Indian Express lead headline reveals that "Besides buying forest land, Chhattisgarh minister's wife also encroached on 13.9 hectares of govt land". The paper further writes that in a defiant response to a notice by the tehsildar, the minister' wife and son have offered another tract of land in exchange.
"AIADMK may join NDA soon", reckons The Asian Age. The paper also says that the TN party could get a Union Cabinet berth in reshuffle.
In its lead story, The Times of India warns that according to an IIT Kanpur study, India is vulnerable to cyber crime, and must urgently upgrade its defence. The paper adds that incidents of cyber crime grew by over 100% in 2015.
"Regulator turns up heat on erring CAs", headlines the Hindu. The paper reports that 4445 complaints have been registered against CAs and punishment awarded in 402 cases till March 2017.
Under the caption "A welcome surgical strike from across LoC", The Economic Times writes that Indian companies still rely on Pakistan-made surgical instruments for both domestic use and exports. The paper adds that scissors, forceps and other surgical instruments are manufactured more efficiently and at a much cheaper price in Pakistan.
And finally, for all those who have been missing the tangy taste of tomato, some good news. The Pioneer  reports that. Supplies from southern and other states are expected to improve soon and bring down the prices of tomato from its current three figure mark.