Today’s papers: In a first, BJP-govt prepares political appointment in NHRC


IN A move that could have far-reaching impact, the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre is in the final stages of appointing a politician from its own ranks as a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Sources in the NHRC said this is the first time an active politician is being appointed to the post, which has remained vacant for over two years now.

You can read full report of Indian Express here “In a first, NHRC prepares for a political appointee”

Your flight plan may soon be under govt. watch, was reported by The Hindu

India is sprucing up its aviation security apparatus with a profiling upgrade, under which potential troublemakers will come under the scanner of aviation security authorities the moment their tickets are booked. The Centre will track air travel data and may look for unusual ticket purchases in a bid to keep a check on terror, senior government officials said.

Read the full report here

Dealhi a gas chamber, reported Hindustan Times

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday the capital has turned into a gas chamber and sought the Centre’s help to tackle one of the worst spikes in pollution in Delhi that has left millions of people facing potential health problems.

For full report click: “Air pollution in Delhi: CM Kejriwal seeks Centre’s help, Jung calls meeting”

Breathless in smoke house Delhi as grey shroud triggers health issues, screamed Times of India’s lead headline.

Delhi got an apocalyptic vision on Saturday of what its future could be like if pollution controlling measures are not implemented urgently and aggressively. The city experienced a very alarming air pollution episode as pollution levels shot off the charts.

You can read the full report here, “Breathless in smoke house Delhi as grey shroud triggers health issues”

And finally it’s “Baagon mein bahaar hai, Barack?” This was a caption of a photo in Telegraph.


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