NEWSPAPER SCAN- MARCH 08
The first-ever strike by the so-called Islamic State in India – that triggered a low intensity blast in a train in Madhya Pradesh – received wide coverage in today’s newspapers. “Ujjain train blast marks first IS attack in India; 10 injured”, says The Times of India headline. The Pioneer reports that 2 suspected militants, linked to the blast, arrested while another ‘gunned down’ after a 9-hrs Lucknow stand-off.
DNA carries the story of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and five others – getting a life sentence by the Principal District and Session Court, Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, for having ‘Links’ with Maoist and ‘waging war’ against India.
“CAG to undertake audit of demonetisation fallout” – headlines The Hindu.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Shashi Kant Sharma, will soon begin an audit of the recent demonetisation drive. He said, ‘Demonetisation per se is a banking and money supply issue, but the CAG is well within its right to seek audit of the fiscal impact of demonetisation.
“Supreme Court calls for exemplary fines to curb frivolous PILs”, reports The Times of India. The apex court said – such litigations choke the judicial system.
Hindustan Times reports on its front page that engineering students can be expelled for mocking the caste, ethnicity or sexual orientation of college mates, as the Regulator has expanded the definition of ‘ragging’, ahead of the new academic session.
A news item in the Financial Express says A top official of the International Energy Agency has said that India is moving to the centre stage of the global energy market and by the early 2020s it will replace Russia as the world’s third largest refiner.
“For Women’s Day, national carrier makes history”, reports the Pioneer. The feisty crew of Air India’s record-breaking non-stop, all-women, round-the-world trip – from Delhi to San Francisco and back – are all proudly photographed and pose together along with the Air India Chairman and Managing Director.