Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RBI steps to shore up rupee fail to enthuse market


The arrest of the 26/11 terror attack plotter Abu Jindal is the lead in most papers of the day. The Pioneer calls it 'the biggest catch since Kasab'. 'He was picked up at Delhi airport on June 21st; He taught Mumbai attackers Hindi, instructed them by phone during attack', writes the Indian Express. The paper adds that the arrest could reveal IM's links to Pakistan.

The RBI steps to bolster the rupee, is the other big story of the day. 'RBI steps to shore up rupee fail to enthuse market,' writes the Hindu.

Framing of charges against Union Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife has been adequately covered by the press. 'Enough evidence of corruption, says Judge'; 'BJP, Team Anna seek minister's ouster', writes the Indian Express.

The Hindu and the Statesman have a picture of the 200-year old shrine of Dastageer Sahib in Srinagar, which was gutted yesterday. 'Srinagar tense as Sufi shrine goes up in flames' is the Tribune headline.

Dhaka honour for retired colonel, writes the Asian Age, of Col Ashok Tara, who saved PM Sheikh Hasina and her mother from captivity, 40 years ago.

'Not exactly 100 per cent but almost there', writes the Hindu, of DU admissions, as cut off for coveted courses touches 99 point something per cent.

Striking Air India pilots can breathe a little easy now. 'High Court issues notice to Centre, Air India', reports the Indian Express.

On the sports front - in Wimbledon - Sharapova's win is splashed across the sports pages. Venus Williams' worst Wimbledon defeat in 15 years, In another match, yesterday, is covered prominently. 'Vesnina eclipses Venus' is how the Times of India puts it.

And finally, are you a young mother who is exhausted by the end of the day looking after her baby ? Well, you have reason to be. According to a study, 'toddler's antics for a day equivalent to 83 rounds of boxing,' writes the Times of India.

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