Sunday, September 2, 2012

Karnataka terror probe widens; 5 more arrested

Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj's tweet after she spoke with Congress President Sonia Gandhi regarding the logjam in Parliament over the coal block allocations is highlighted on the front pages of many papers. "Sushma to Sonia : cancel licences and order probe" writes the Hindu in its front page lead. The Indian Express reports Ms Swaraj as saying "May agree to debate if coal blocks scrapped, probe held".
The busting of an alleged terror module with the arrest of 11 persons in Karnataka continues to draw a lot of attention in the press. "Karnataka terror probe widens; 5 more arrested" reports the Tribune. The Asian Age says "Suspicious calls to Saudi Arabia led cops to new module". The Times of India informs "2 Karnataka jihadis met ISI men".

Pictures of the first batch of 350 youth from Assam boarding a special train to Bangalore are splashed across many papers. The Indian Express quotes them as saying "Glad we are going back".

In a special front page exclusive, the Hindustan Times writes that Anna Hazare is planning to set up a nationwide network of non-political volunteers to carry forward his agitation.
The Supreme Court's ruling that an accused who is absconding and is declared a proclaimed offender by court is not entitled to anticipatory bail, is highlighted by the Hindu in a special story.

And what is very encouraging news, the Times of India reports that of the nearly 2 crore adults who enrolled for the governement's adult literacy programme, Saakshar Bharat since 2009, an overwhelming 72% were women.

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