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Today's Headlines-- TIMES OF INDIA 11 JUNE 2015

Today's Headlines
INDIA
Blazing Army guns silence Congress' `Modi is soft on terror' charge
The covert action in Myanmar could blunt the Congress offensive against PM Narendra Modi that his chest size did not match up to his response to terror, a recurring theme in the opposition assault since the change of government.
Mission pictures on the Net blunder: SF veteran
One of the founders of India's special forces, Colonel K D Pathak (retd) is proud the Army hit insurgent camps in Myanmar after they killed 18 Indian soldiers.
Hard to imagine similar operations on Pak soil: Experts
The Army strikes inside Myanmar territory have led to speculation that these are signs of things to come on India's western border with Pakistan.
BUSINESS
Infosys' Sikka, CTS' D'Souza popular among employees
Three Indian-origin CEOs - Cognizant's Francisco D'Souza, Infosys's Vishal Sikka and Adobe's Shantanu Narayen - are among recruitment marketplace Glassdoor's 50 highest rated CEOs in the US for 2015.
Adoption irrevocable, MAM can't disown son: Lawyers
Ace horse breeder and industrialist MAM Ramaswamy is attempting to shut the stable door after horses have bolted, feel jurists watching the unfolding family feud between the octogenarian Chettiar and his adopted son MAMR Muthiah.
India beats major ecos in energy demand growth
India’s energy consumption grew at 7.1% in 2014-15, the highest rate of increase among major economies, while energy production rose by 4% to record the fastest pace in five years, according to BP Plc’s Statistical Review of World Energy said on Wednesday.
ENVIRONMENT
Conserve rainwater: Minister to Gurgaon administration
In view of rapid water depletion here, Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh on Wednesday directed the local administration to ensure maximum conservation of rainwater during upcoming monsoon season.
Govt okays ratification of Bunker Convention
The government on Wednesday approved a proposal for India's accession to an international convention which ensures compensation for damage caused by ship bunker oil spills.
Endangered vulture chick sighted in Bikaner
A wild life conservator spotted a rare sight in Bikaner recently, a vulture chick. It belongs to the endangered long-billed vulture species.
WORLD
'Headless body in topless bar': Author of iconic headline dies
Headline writers are a damned lot. Time is tight, wordage limited, and against the ticking of the clock and constraints of space, they have to confect a headline that captures, accurately, the substance of the story, however long and complex the narrative might be.
New York inmates on the run face high odds of capture
The two escaped inmates from a New York maximum security prison have far outlasted the typical jailbreak period, according to experts and corrections data, as state and federal authorities were hunting them for the fifth straight day on Wednesday.
MERS crisis: WHO team urges SKorea to reopen schools
A joint South Korean-World Health Organization mission studying an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) recommended on Wednesday that schools be reopened, as they were unlikely to spread the disease, just as school boards recommended more be shut.
ENTERTAINMENT
'I did two actress' work and got paid for one'
Kangana Ranaut is in high spirits after the success of her latest outing. But the actress believes with this, she is now pushing herself towards more.
AbRam to Azad: The Famous Five under Five
Aaradhya Bachchan started it all. When she was born, there was so much speculation on what her name would be and what she looked like.
Ranveer keeps his promise to Deepika
Ranveer Singh, who recently hosted an award function in Malaysia along with Arjun Kapoor, seems to have kept his promise.
SCIENCE
Woman uses her ovary frozen at 13, gives birth
In a medical breakthrough, a 28-year-old woman has become the first person in the world to give birth to a baby using ovarian tissue that was removed and frozen in her childhood.
Chimps go bananas over `palm wine'
Humans may not be the only primates who enjoy an occasional nip. In West Africa, scientists have found a group of chimpanzees who make a habit of pilfering alcoholic drinks.
ISS shifts from its orbit after abrupt engine start
A glitch at the International Space Station on Tuesday caused its position in orbit to change, but the crew was not in danger, the Russian space agency said.
SPORTS
Dhawan hits 150* to lead Indian run charge against Bangladesh
Shikhar Dhawan hit an unbeaten 150 and Murali Vijay hit a sedate 89 not out as India rattled up 239/0 on the first day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh.
Virat Kohli era begins with attacking mindset
Only time will tell whether picking five specialist bowlers in a Test proves a significant start to Kohli's captaincy stint.
Lionel Messi faces trial over Rs 30 crore tax fraud
Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi could face a trial over an alleged 4.1 million euros (Rs 30 crore approx) tax fraud.
TECHNOLOGY
iOS 9 features already available on Android
While Apple didn’t give iOS a major overhaul visually, it did introduce some new features and upgrades to system apps. Interestingly, a number of these features have been available on Android phones and tablets for a long time, though they are not part of stock Android.
Wipro raises fixed pay in compensation
Wipro has reduced the variable component in the overall compensation of junior and mid-level employees effective June.
Competing with Apple ruined BlackBerry: Former co-CEO
Ex-BlackBerry co-chief executive Jim Balsillie said that Apple's introduction of the iPhone and BlackBerry's rushed attempt to match it was devastating.
EDUCATION
Degree in DU or a course abroad? Find the answers
It's admission season, the time when hundreds of students step out of school to pursue higher studies.
TOI's Mission Admission seminar today
It's admission season, the time when hundreds of students step out of school to pursue higher studies.
Policy derails plans of those who studied mass media
The Delhi University's admission policy continues to confuse aspirants and this time it is the students with mass media in Class XII who are on the receiving end.
MUMBAI
Sharad Pawar stays at helm of NCP
In last 15 years, NCP witnessed a series of set backs, but for Pawar, the year 2015 was worst in his political career spanning more than five decades.
BJP's 'upper hand' has Sena legislators fuming
Resentment is brewing in the Shiv Sena legislature party as many Sena MLAs think that the BJP government has been indifferent to popular issues raised by them over the last eight months.
Impose noise curbs or face action: HC
The HC on Wednesday warned the authorities of the state government and civic bodies of action for contempt of court if they did not comply with its directions to curb noise-pollution during festivals.
DELHI
In LG-CM war, governance a victim
The turf war between Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung is taking a toll of governance and administration.
NGT notice to states on Yamuna flow
It is likely to be an important day for the lifeless Yamuna, as the National Green Tribunal is likely to take a decision on how its “ecological flow“ can be restored.
IAF, cops to secure Rajpath for PM, stars
Central Delhi will be on high alert on June 21 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other VIPs will perform Yoga at Rajpath.
BANGALORE
Khader bats for yoga, debunks religion link
Karnataka health minister UT Khader on Wednesday decried attempts to bring religion into the celebration of International Day of Yoga on June 21.
No dark days: This is how KPTC will light up your life
For ST Tayappa, a resident of Yelahanka, living in darkness had almost become a way of life.
'Delimitation will delay BBMP polls'
The State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday informed the Karnataka high court that allowing delimitation of wards will only lead to delay in conducting BBMP polls.
HYDERABAD
Facing drought, Telangana shifts focus to dry crops
In a major policy shift that could shape the future of agriculture in Telangana, the government on Wednesday said it was getting ready to grow dry crops such as ragi and bajra in view of an impending drought after the killer heat wave in the region.
ACB denies phone tapping as procedure
ACB officials said that when someone approaches them with a bribe complaint against a government official, the relationship between the complainant and the accused is checked first.
Congress urges CBI probe into cash-for-vote
Congress deputy floor leader T Jeevan Reddy has urged President Pranab Mukherjee to order a CBI probe into recent defections and the cash-for-vote scam.
CHENNAI
E-publishing firm CEO orders cocaine worth Rs 20,000 via courier, held
The CEO of a multi-national company involved in e-publishing was nabbed on Wall Tax Road on Wednesday for the possession of 3.88g of the narcotic cocaine.
Chettinad saga: I-T raids, case against Muthiah
The drama continued for city-based Chettinad Group of Companies on Wednesday, a day after industrialist M A M Ramaswamy announced his decision to disown his adopted son and managing director of the group M A M R Muthiah.
1 in 15 school vehicles of Tamil Nadu unfit
It might come as a rude shock to parents that one out of 15 school vehicles in the state are unfit for plying on roads, going by the inspection reports of transport department.
AHMEDABAD
Over 10k engineering seats may stay vacant
Over 10,000 engineering seats are likely to go vacant this year.
'MA in Education is equivalent to MEd'
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board decided at a meeting to consider Master of Arts in Education degree on a par with Master of Education degree for recruitment of teachers for the state-run schools.
Aussies to study Indian psychology
The West has long been fascinated by the mystical and diverse Indian culture. Now, students Down Under will research on how strongly culture affects the psychology of Indians.
ALLAHABAD
'Kabotarbaazi' catches fancy of Allahabadis in summers
Summer in the Sangam city has more to offer than blistering heatwave. It is during this period that the sky over the old city area could be seen dotted with coloured pigeons on Sunday mornings as the birds try to gain maximum height and fly continuously for hours to bag various ‘kabotarbaazi’ championship contests for their owners.
Dist hospitals witness rise in number of heat stroke cases
As the blistering heatwave continues in the city, the number of patients suffering heatstroke has considerably risen at district hospitals. The patients coming at the hospitals often complain of breathing problems, headache, dizziness, clammy skin, muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting. These are the common symptoms of a heatstroke.
City sizzles at 47.8C, season's hottest day
The Sangam city witnessed blistering hot weather conditions for the second consecutive day as the maximum temperature soared to 47.8 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
BHUBANESWAR
State opposes river link
The state government on Tuesday expressed reservations about the Centre's ambitious proposal on Mahanadi-Godavari link project barely 10 days after a central delegation briefed chief minister Naveen Patnaik about the plan.
Ravenshaw 2nd campus takes off today
After two unsuccessful attempts, chief minster Naveen Patnaik will finally lay the foundation stone of Ravenshaw University's second campus at Naraj on Wednesday.
Maggi row hits instant food sale
After country-wide controversy over Maggi, sale of all kinds of instant noodles, pastas, macaroni and other such food products has reduced by around 50% in the state, market sources said.
BHOPAL
Surya namaskar not included in Centre's 35-mins yoga CD
As the nation prepares to observe maiden International Yoga Day on June 21, the Surya Namaskar has been removed from the list of 'asanas’ to be performed in government programmes.
Cong cries foul over undue charge from poor house owners
Congress workers staged a demonstration in state capital on Wednesday to protest against arbitrary charge being demanded by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhopal Development Authority (BDA) from poor beneficiaries of housing scheme in urban areas.
Visit to green building marks one year of CII IWN chapter
Daylong celebration, including launch of bamboo plantation drive and visit to Sun Carrier Omega, a net zero energy green building in Bhopal, marked completion of one year of MP chapter of Indian Women Network (CII IWN).
CHANDIGARH
PFA official faces extortion allegations
A court here on Wednesday summoned four officials of animal-welfare organization People for Animals, after a pet shop owner accused one of them of extortion and registration of a false police case against him.
Man booked for marrying despite wife, two kids
Police here have registered a case against a Delhi man, after a woman alleged that he married her last year even though he already had a wife and two kids.
Telecom industry hangs up UT tower policy
Things are looking pretty bleak for a city that has a teledensity of nearly 100% and hopes to fetch smart city tag.
Today's Headlines-- TIMES OF INDIA 11 JUNE 2015 Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 11:13:00 AM Rating: 5

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