Monday, June 4, 2012

It's raining misery : Met Chief hints at deficient monsoon


Many papers today report on the symbolic fast at Jantar mantar yesterday by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev in their first joint protest. The Hindustan Times says 'Ramdev, Team Anna share stage, not views'. The Asian age writes  'Ramdev snubs Kejriwal over Anti-PM remarks', while also appealing to the Prime Minister to 'Make Cabinet corruption-free'. The Pioneer headlines it, as 'Rally bares chinks in crusaders'. 
The Tribune reports, the Congress working committee's crucial meeting to be held today will discuss the current political situation and the challenges before the UPA Government, on the economic front. The Asian Age says 'CWC meet today, broad review likely'. The Statesman highlights, the Government is to set up a high-level board  under commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma to boost the manufacturing sector.
The Pioneer carries a story on the New Army Chief, General Bikram Singh planning to take a fresh look at the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, (AFSPA) saying, he may back its partial withdrawal from certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The same paper also reports, India along with Latin America and South-East Asian nations, has won the first round in its battle to thwart the World Health Organization's attempts to usurp Intellectual Property Rights power, headlining it as 'WHO attempt to block low-cost drugs stalled'.
The Tribune caries a photograph of India beating Britain in the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament, with the caption 'Consolation bronze win for hockey fans'.
The  Asian Age devotes its entire back page to Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations saying 'Crowds defy rain, cheer for Queen'. A front page photograph is captioned 'Queen leads huge Thames Flotilla to celebrate 60 years on throne'.
And Finally, nearer home, while the Hindustan Times says 'It's raining misery : Met Chief hints at deficient monsoon.

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