Sunday, May 20, 2012

After failed bail bid, Italy wages diplomatic war


Developments in the case involving the alleged molestation of an American national by IPL player Luke Pomersbach in Delhi dominates the front pages. 'Luke gets bail, suspense remains', writes the Hindu on its front page. The Hindustan Times reports the police as saying "Enough proof to nail Luke".

BSP chief Mayawati's first interaction with the media after she lost the UP assembly elections is widely reported. The Statesman quotes her as saying, 'BSP not keen on Third Front'. Regarding the party's position on a Presidential candidate, the Hindustan Times reports, 'We will wait and watch, Maya says on Prez polls'.

Another media interaction that is prominently noticed is that of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, who reportedly got upset with some of the questions asked by students in a studio interface organised by a national television channel. 'Mamta calls students Maoists', reports the Asian Age. The Hindu writes in its front page lead, 'Mamta sees reds in TV studio, wants probe'.

Most papers take note of former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's unhappiness with the BJP central leadership. The Times of India quotes him as saying, 'BJP national leaders spineless'. The Pioneer writes, 'Yeddyurappa to shun BJP national executive'.

The papers report that a diplomatic friction seems to be developing between Italy and India over the arrest of two Italian marines for allegedly shooting dead two fishermen off the Kerala coast. 'Italy summons India envoy, court rejects bail plea', reports the Indian Express. The Pioneer writes, 'After failed bail bid, Italy wages diplomatic war'.

Girls outperforming boys in the ICSE Class 10 and ISC class 12 results is highlighted in most papers. But another exam success that catches the eye in the papers today is the story of 12 year old Satyam Kumar from Bihar who cleared the IIT joint entrance exams. 'Home schooled 12 year old cracks IIT', reports the Hindustan Times.

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