NEWSPAPERS SCAN – MAY 15
Reports of cyber attack that struck computers all across the world grab front page attention in most of the dailies. The Hindustan Times writes, “Red Alert on malware keeps India on its toes: Virus may strike today, security experts warn attackers can modify cyber bug, making it tougher to shut down”.
The Asian Age notes, “India issues do’s and dont’s to fight back cyber attack”. The Times of India quotes the Reserve Bank of India’s instructions to banks, “Update ATM software before operations”.
The Pakistan government’s argument before a judicial review board looking into the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba Chief and the 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed is widely reported on the front pages. The Times of India quotes the Pakistan government as saying “Saeed spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”. Meanwhile, the Hindustan Times quoting the response by the Ministry of External Affairs to an RTI query reports, “No plea with MEA for extradition of Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed”.
The formal opening of the ‘Belt and Road Forum’ in the Chinese capital Beijing is prominently covered in the press. The Indian Express writes, “Meet takes off without India, Xi says no harm to stability”. Highlighting India’s opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is a part of the Belt and Road Forum initiative, the DNA reports “India mounts diplomatic pressure against CPEC”.
Drawing attention to development efforts in Left wing extremism affected areas, the Hindu reports, “11,000 crores to be spent on roads in Naxal-hit areas : Centre to begin connectivity project in 44 districts soon”.
In a story captioned “Now, NITI Aayog tag must for minority status”, the DNA reports that educational trusts and societies seeking minority status will now be required to register as NGOs with the NITI Aayog regardless of whether they are seeking government aid or not”.