Sunday, February 17, 2013

Katju vs Jaitley: A bitter war of words erupts

Katju vs Jaitley: A bitter war of words erupts


An Italian court rejecting India's plea for information and Indian officials leaving for Rome to gather evidence is the lead story in many newspapers. 'Chopper gate is Italy's loss, Russia's gain' is the Hindustan Times headline, indicating that Russia may be the winner, if India cancels the helicopter contract with AugustaWestland.
A fresh FIR against Gopal Kanda and Aruna Chadha on the basis of the suicide note of Geetika's mother is covered prominently by most dailies. 'Kanda booked for abetting suicide', writes the Tribune.
The Ponty Chadha murder case figures on the front pages of the Hindu and the Times of India. 'Namdhari charged with murder', says the Statesman.
Rahul Gandhi ticking off Congress leaders over his PM issue find place in the Asian Age and The Statesman. 'Livid Rahul snubs sycophant Vijay Bahuguna for PM chant', writes the Mail Today.
The Financial Express lead story focuses on the run up to the budget. 'Budget 2013-14 to be most austere in years', reads the paper's headline.
The Business Standard reports of gold prices slipping to a 6 month low of under 30,000 rupees per 10 gram in Mumbai and adds that global cues may further weaken the yellow metal.
Feeling cold Delhites? You are bound to. The Times of India reports that Delhi temperature hovered between 13.7 and 16.1 degrees Celsius yesterday due to the rain and wind. And today is also expected to be a 'Wet Sunday' in Delhi. "Its raining chills', writes Mail Today, as it gives the general weather picture of North India with snow, hail and rain.
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