NEWSPAPERS SCAN – SEP. 25
Pakistan embarraassing itself at the UN by displaying a wrong picture of a purported Kashmiri pellet gun victim makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning.
“Pakistan left red-faced at UN as envoy goofs up on picture”leads the Times of India.”Oops moment for Pakistan before world gathering”says the Statesman adding “Pakistan’s UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi tries to pass off Palestinian girl as Kashmiri.””Liarstan”says the DNA headline.
The ongoing protest at Banaras Hindu University (BHU),over an alleged incident of sexual harassment is the other big story keenly tracked by the media. “Anger on campus after police beat up protesting BHU students. Women say they were dragged, assaulted by police” states the Indian Express.
Mail Today in a front page exclusive writes about how birds are dying at the Okhla Bird Sanctuary on the Delhi-Noida border. The paper notes that the buzz emitting from high-voltage power lines, polluted water and BSP’s pride park make the zone inhospitable for winged visitors.
On the controversial tycoon Vijay Mallya The Economic Times leads “CBI, ED find Mallya diverted most of 6 crore rupees loan to shell companies. Fresh chargesheet in a month, development may help expedite liquor baron’s extradition from UK.”
Referring to Prime Minister Modi’s Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio the Statesman quotes the PM as saying “Mann Ki Baat is for reflecting people’s views.”
In the last 15 years, deaths among infants in India due to low birth weight have increased. The increase in low birth weight deaths has been noticed in poorer states reports DNA.
Soon, driving licences will be harder to get. Well, The Asian Age reports that a draft plan prepared by the Union transport ministry proposes that anyone who wishes to obtain a driving licence must provide full details about the institute from which he/she has learnt driving.