Newspapers Scan- March 09
“Lucknow siege ends, Saifullah killed,” headlines The Statesman. “IS-inspired module behind Ujjain blast. No proof of the terror organization’s direct involvement so far,” says DNA. “Traitor cannot be my son, says slain terrorist’s father,” reports The Pioneer.
Aseemanand’s acquittal in the Ajmer blast case has been noted on the front pages of all dailies.
“Delhi budget keeps focus on healthcare, education. Pro-poor thrust; anticipating GST rollout, no new tax levied,” is the top story in Hindustan Times . “Flying to remote locations to get cheaper as jet fuel tax is slashed,” is a front page story in Hindustan Times. “Delhi government slashes VAT on jet fuel to 1% from 25%,” notes Business Line.
“Polls under wraps, it’s no semifinal for 2019, opines The Pioneer.
“IT department finds cases of money laundering by fuel pump owners,” reports Financial Express. “Many of these dealers deposited cash of much higher value than the reported sales during the demonetisation period.” The Hindustan Times notes, “2400 public sector bank branches saw shady transactions after recall of notes.”
“RBI opposes Tata move to pay Docomo. Says enforcement of the award will lead to transfer of shares, which is illegal,” headlines The Economic Times.
The Times of India headlines, “New airline, 100% owned by Qatar, heads for India’s skies after the Centre allowed 100% FDI in this sector last June.”
” Terrific twosome,” is how Hindustan Times labels the bowling pair of R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja — “ranked joint-first on ICC’s list of best bowlers in Tests.”