NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – MARCH 17
A headline in The Asian Age says “BJP meet sets tone for 2019.” “Urging leaders to woo youth, Modi says: ‘Won’t rest nor let others rest.’ ”
“Market upbeat, unfazed by Fed rate hike,” reports Business Line. “Well-fed bulls continue to charge ahead on Dalal Street,” highlights The Economic Times.
In an sensational revelation, Mail Today reports, “Oily food kills more jawans than bullets do.” “Ministry of Home Affairs data show paramilitary forces lose more men to weak hearts, diabetes, etc, than combats ops; experts blame poor diet.”
Manohar Parrikar proving majority in the Goa Assembly is also noticed in all papers. “BJP in Goa; Congress infighting deepens,” reports DNA. The paper adds, “Rahul leaves Congress in the lurch,” and “flies abroad on Thursday to join his ailing mother.”
In Punjab, “Captain starts second innings with team of nine,” headlines The Tribune; “Vows to fight drug abuse,” reports DNA.
“GST panel clears bills. Finance Minister sees July 1 rollout,” headlines Hindustan Times.
“Health spending to be 2.5 percent of GDP, reports The Hindu, adding, the Centre “clears the long-awaited new policy with ‘assurance’ of health care for all.” The Statesman headlines, “National Health Policy 2017 to increase life expectancy to 70.”
“Advance tax mop-up rises only six percent in the March quarter,” is noticed by The Financial Express.
“Jat stir likely to be called off,” notes The Hindu, after talks with Haryana Government “ended on a positive note with both sides reaching a consensus.”
“SC panel says can’t cap age or number of NEET attempts,” vetoing a government move capping the age to 25 and limiting to three the number of times a student could take the entrance exam for undergraduate medical schools says Hindustan Times.
Wisdom from the mouths of babes! The Pioneer reports “Five-year-old Muslim girl tops Gita contest,” in Kendrapada, Odisa. Firdaus got the better of senior competitors reciting the Gita with “consummate ease,” immaculate pronunciation and without a break.