NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – APRIL 06
Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal triggering protests by China, occupies top slot in most newspapers today. “Dalai Lama visit will hurt ties, severely damage peace, Beijing warns Delhi” headlines the Indian Express. DNA terms it as “Chinese Checkers” as China says, “it will take all measures to protect ‘territory’ “.
In a related development, the Business Standard reports “India moves mountains to build military road to China border” as a top-priority military asset.
On the Alwar vigilante incident, the Indian Express states “Gau rakshaks killed a dairy farmer, not cattle smuggler.”
‘Crackdown on illegal meat must not hit right to life’, as choice of food in a part of right to life the Hindustan Times cites the Allahabad High Court’s observation to the UP government.
“No funds if highways downgraded; NHAI says, it won’t fund upkeep of national highways if state govts denotify them as urban roads”, to comply with Supreme Court ban on sale of liquor near highways, reports the DNA.
“CRPF officer bounces back after 9 bullets, 16 days in coma” reports the Hindu of braveheart Chetan Cheeta, who was injured in an encounter in Kashmir. “Terrorists fail to kill Cheetah’s spirit” leads the Pioneer.
“Sensex breaches 30,000; closes at lifetime high” notes the Business Standard. “UK visa restrictions will hit 30,000 Indian techies”, states the Hindu Business Line.
“Initials, punctuations on PAN cards make linking with Aadhar a pain” notes the Times of India, as the govt insists on linking the two accounts by July 31st.