Newspapers Scan – Sep 10
Changes in tax rates effected by the Goods and Services Tax or GST Council are prominently noticed on the front pages of the papers today. “7% extra cess on SUVs ; small cars exempt” reports the Hindu. The Hindustan Times says “GST Council cuts tax on 30 items of common use”.
Tracking the outrage over the murder of a class 2 student of Gurugram’s Ryan International School, the Times of India reports “Ryan may lose NOC, government promises fast track trial”. The DNA informs us that “Both kin of victim and accused seek CBI probe”. The Hindustan Times states “CBSE forms inquiry panel, seeks report from school in 2 days”.
On Home minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Pioneer writes “Policeman martyred, 2 ultras shot on Day 1 of Rajnath’s J&K visit”. The Hindustan Times notes “Rajnath Singh begins J&K visit, separatists call for strike”.
In the wake of the recent murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, the Indian Express reports “Police protection for 25 Kannada literary figures after murder of Lankesh”.
CBI action against former Environment Minister Jayanti Natarajan gets wide traction in the press. The Times of India reports “CBI books former Congress mantri Jayanthi for graft, raids home”.
The search operation at the Dera Sacha Sauda’s Sirsa headquarters in Haryana is keenly scrutinised by the press. The DNA writes “Tunnel linked Dera chief’s ‘gufa’ to sadhvis’ hostel”. The Tribune reports “Illegal cracker factory found on Dera Sacha Sauda premises”.
In a special story headlined “Cyber fraud up in cashless India”, the Hindustan Times states “Demonetisation Aftermath ; IT Ministry data suggests that cases of cybercrime could increase by 10% by the end of 2017”.
The Tribune highlights the findings of a study conducted by the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and the Punjab government. The paper writes “Less than 1% in Punjab addicted to drugs : Opioid users number 2.7 lakh ; alcohol, not ‘chitta’ main intoxicant in the state”.