Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Auditor confirms Devas got pie in sky on a platter


Former Telecom Minister A Raja stepping out of Tihar Jain after 15 months - to a rousing reception from family and friends is highlighted by the Press. The Times of India writes "Raja released to royal reception, but could face graft charges. The CBI is, allegedly, oming in on him in a fresh case of corruption concerning Unitech wireless. 
The Hindu reports - worried over declining growth rate, the PMO has proposed setting up of a Special Purpose Vehicle for accelerating investments in the infrastructure, mineral resources and the Oil and Natural Gas exploration sectors.
"Auditor confirms Devas got pie in sky on a platter", headlines Mail Today - reporting on the much awaited audit report on the Antrix Devas Deal. "CAG rips into ISRO for Devas Deal, clears PMO, writes the Times of India.
The BCCI suspending five IPL cricketers after a sting operation also covers the front pages. "Cricketers to appear before inquiry commission today", writes Hindustan Times.
The Statesman informs us - Fancois Hollande took over as France's President yesterday, only to have his plane struck by lightning - shortly after take off for Berlin. He had to return to an air base and travel in another aircraft.
Monsoon to hit Kerala on time on June 1st, writes the Asian Age.
Fourteen tigers have been felled by poachers in four months of thie year, while 18 other big cats died of natural causes during the same period, writes the Pioneer.
And finally, Economic Times writes, the world has been waiting for a peek into the largest private residence in this planet, Antalia, the Mumbai home of Nita and Mukesh Ambani. They have, apparently, moved in last year to their much speculated about home, with its fabled terrace gardens and silver clad railings.

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