Thursday, September 13, 2012

Aseem gets a hero's welcome


The killing of the US Ambassador to Libya along with three of his staff in Benghazi yesterday, is prominently covered by the day's papers. The Times of India reports that fundamentalist mobs, purportedly enraged by an American-made film on Prophet Mohammad, attacked the US Consulate in Benghazi. The Indian Express says that demonstrators in Egypt, stormed the fortified walls of the American Embassy in Cairo. 

'Karachi factory fire kills 300', under that headline Hindustan Times writes that when the fire started Tuesday evening, 1500 workers were at the multi-storey factory to receive wages and all doors had been closed to prevent theft, virtually turning the building into a death trap. 

The Hindu writes about Samajwadi party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav saying that his party would play an important role in government formation at the Centre, as an SP-led Front was the only alternative-after the 2014 general election. 

'Aseem gets a hero's welcome', writes the Hindu. A shower of petals greeted cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as he emerged from the Arthur Road Jail after grant of bail, reports the paper. 

'Arun Shourie criticises BJP for not letting Parliament work', writes the Indian Express. Strongly disapproving the BJP's strategy to stall the Monsoon Session of Parliament over the coal block allotment controversy, Shourie said that such disruptions were counterproductive and greatly harmed the country, adds the paper. 

'Pashupatinath to get India's healing touch', under that headline, the Pioneer reports that Nepal has sought India's help in protecting the famous Pashupatinath temple and to restore its historical wooden gates and pillars, which have been damaged by moisture and termites and are on the verge of collapse. The Archaeological Survey of India is studying a proposal in this regard, says the paper.

And Finally, The Times of India informs us that documentary filmmaker Jahnavi Prasad and illustrator Girish Arora have joined hands to create a graphic version of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, 'The story of my experiments with Truth'.
And with that its back to you Gunmala.

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