NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – SEP.23
India’s hard hitting remarks at Pakistan, calling it TERRORISTAN, a land of terror, at the United Nations General Assembly session in New York dominates front page newspaper headlines today.
“India pulls no punches: Pakistan is Terroristan” headlines The Hindustan Times. The paper quotes from Eenam Gambhir’s speech, who is the first secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN – “Terroristan is a territory whose contribution to the globalisation of terror is unparalleled”. The Times of India’s lead headline reads “India calls Pak ‘terroristan’ at UN, says polluter paying price”.
The Asian Age quotes Indian Army’s DGMO telling his Pakistani counterpart over the telephonic hotline “Pak starts LoC firefights. Indian troops don’t target civilians, Islamabad told”.
The papers keenly track Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to his constituency Varanasi to launch key projects. “Modi slams past govts for their ‘antipathy to development'” highlights the Statesman. The Pioneer quoting the Prime Minsiter writes “Government’s focus on lifting poor’s life”.
The Supreme Court’s crackdown on cow vigilantism is also prominently noticed on the frontpages of major dailies. The Indian Express making it the lead, writes “CJI-led bench cracks the whip: Compensate cow violence victims, punish violators, SC tells states”.
In much needed relief to the 600-odd homebuyers, The Times of India highlights “Supreme Court to Supertech: Give flats or refund money”. The Pioneer also quotes the Supreme Court telling Supertech “Set up online portal to refund homebuyers”.
In other interesting reads across various newspapers: Hindi film ‘Newton’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars this year; iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia, as fans hold on for iPhone X.
The Tribune reports Railways to pay 20,000 rupees for a jerky journey to a Jalandhar Shatabdi commuter who had blamed the train travel for cervical spondylosis.