Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Maya plans to divide UP into 4 parts


Talks between the Trinamool Congress and the UPA over petrol price hike, and the stampede in Haridwar, are the two major stories in the dailies today.

"One more hike, we're out" reads the headline in The Hindu. A similar headline appears in The Tribune - "Another hike and support will be off, warns Trinamool". The Times of India reports that the Centre is working on a package for Bengal to pacify Mamata Banerjee.

Newspapers have carried photographs of the site of a mass "yagya" in Haridwar where a stampede killed several persons. The Indian Express quotes the area SDM Harbir Singh as saying that it appears that suffocation due to smoke from the yagya fire killed the people, though the exact cause could be confirmed only after an enquiry.

The Tribune and The Statesman have prominently reported on their front pages, the granting of bail to Yeddyurappa. "Yeddy walks out of jail" headlines The Statesman.

The lead story in Mail Today, headlined "Swamy keeps PC busy in 2G case" reports that the special CBI court has directed the investigating agency to provide a certified copy of a file relating to spectrum allocation to Subramanian Swamy.

The Tribune, The Hindu and The Times of India carry the news of 4 Hindu doctors gunned down in Pakistan's Sindh province, sparking panic in the 50,000 strong Hindu communities living there.

The top news in The Pioneer quotes from an intelligence dossier, revealing that China is taking "intrusive interest" in India's North-East region, arming outfits there with weapons to fight India.

The Times of India, in its lead story, has speculated that Mayawati is soon likely to reorganise Uttar Pradesh, splitting the state into 4 parts.

Quoting from a research, The Statesman writes that growing emissions of black carbon and other aerosols is leading to an increase in the intensity of cyclones over the Arabian Sea.

And finally, The Indian Express carries the heartening story of a Kashmiri youth - Imran Ahmad Bhat - who just fifteen months ago was one of scores of stone-pelters in the state, but is now part of a 6-member team of footballers, heading to Brazil for a soccer training camp.

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