Sunday, October 16, 2011

Telangana on the boil again, with clashes & arrests and a 3-day Rail Roko call

 The dramatic surrender and weak-long judicial custody for former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, is among the lead stories in today's Press. "BS Yeddyurappa surrenders, sent to prison in Land Scam" is the top headline in the Hindustan Times. "Yeddy arrest robs BJP of graft halo" - is the Mail Today headline, while the Asian Age writes "Congress savours the irony of BJP leader LK Advani under-taking an Anti-Corruption Yatra, even as Yeddyurappa is taken in to Judicial Custody.
Mamata Bannerjee sounding an ultimatum to the Maoists in Junglemahal - saying they had 7-days to re-think their violent ways, also finds prominence on the front pages. The Indian Express writes - "Calling them 'Supari Killers', she asked them to join in the peace process". 
"Telangana on the boil again, with clashes & arrests and a 3-day Rail Roko call", headlines The Tribune. 
"House Panel to go for 'Rahul' Lokpal formula" - reports the Hindustan Times. The Parliamentary Panel examining the Lokpal Bill may propose that the Lokpal be made a 'Constitutional Body', as suggested by Rahul Gandhi. 
'Hazare for RTI Act review' - writes the Mail Today. The paper adds - The Prime Ministers hint about the need to dilute the RTI act found support from unexpected quarters. 
The Times of India reports that Khalistani militant Jagtar Singh Tara and his terror module present in Delhi, had surveyed at least 2 lower courts - Patiala House and the Karkardooma Complex in August and early October, and that security at all lower courts has been beefed up. 
And finally, Photographs of Rahul Gandhi at the Bhutan King's colourful wedding ceremony are splashed over several publications. The Hindustan Times writes that Rahul Gandhi, a close friend of the Monarch - Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck - was the only foreign guest at the family affair, and even joined the Royals in a traditional dan

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