Newspapers Scan – Sep 09
The gruesome murder of a 7-year old boy in a Gurgaon school, allegedly by one of the school bus conductors dominates front page headlines of most newspapers today.
“School horror: 7-year-old boy’s throat slashed in washroom” headlines The Times of India. The paper further writes “Conductor of School Bus held. Sexual assault bid suspected”. The Hindustan Times quotes the victim’s mother as saying ‘”he said it would be a great day” as it was his best friend’s birthday. The Pioneer carries the photograph of the school premises vandalized by irate parents following the murder. The Hindu reports “Parents worried about safety in Delhi schools”.
Another story featured prominently in several newspapers is that of the bans proposed on unruly flight passengers according to new aviation rules. “Badly behaved fliers will land in national no-fly list” headlines The Hindustan Times. The Hindu reports that for verbal harassment, there will be a ban for upto 3 months, for physically abusive behavior, upto six months and for life-threatening behavior, the ban may range from 2 years to a lifetime”.
“Now, women in lower army ranks” headlines The Tribune. The paper says in a path-breaking move, the Indian Army has decided to introduce women in corps of the military police.
Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India next week, The Economic Times reports that the visiting dignitary will skip New Delhi in a rare occasion. “Only Khusboo Gujarat ki No capital Call for Abe during visit” headlines the paper.
A top headlines in The Indian Express reads, “Panama Probe: first prosecutions are taken to count for off-shore tax evasion”. The paper adds, ‘Number of replies to I-T queries from foreign jurisdictions crosses 300’.