Friday, August 24, 2012

BJP again blocks House, all eyes on Monday Meet


The storm set off by the CAG report on allocation of coal blocks continues to dominate the front pages. "BJP again blocks House, all eyes on Monday Meet", is a headline in the Indian Express. Hindustan Times writes - the Monsoon Session of Parliament faces the threat of a washout, and the casualty could be key pending legislative business - at a time when the economy is looking good''.
Regarding the government asking twitter to immediately remove webpages from its website that incited communal tension in the North East and other parts of the country, the Times of India writes 'Social Media Site Twitter relented in its confrontation with the government, promising to act against pages and postings the government feels are communally inflammatory.
"Growth may be back on track next year'', writes Business Standard, quoting RBI Governor, D. Subbarao. 'The government's promises made in August this year should result in growth picking up by the end of the Financial Year, and the trend growth could be restored next year.
"Beaten at Chess, teacher thrashes kid', reports the Times of India. The paper writes, a teacher at a Gurgaon school allegedly slapped and twisted the nose of a 9 year old student after the boy beat him at a game of chess.
"New Season, New Hero" headlines The Hindu on its front page with a photograph of Chiteshwar Pujara (said to be one of the countries most promising batsman) on the opening day of the Hyderabad test against New Zealand.
The Times of India writes gold prices soared for the 4th day in a row on Thursday, to touch a record high of Rs 31,035 per 10 grams in the bullion market - on aggressive buying by investors, driven by a strong rally overseas.
And finally, the Asian Age writes Nasa's ''Curiosity'' Rover has captured a strange white light dancing across the horizon of Mars and 4 'blobs' hovering in the sky - which UFO hunters claim are alien ships and photography experts insisting are nothing more than blemishes picked up by the camera lens!

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