Monday, April 8, 2013

Ajit Pawar's urine remark sparks uproar


BJP foundation day celebrations in Ahmedabad get top billing on the front pages in many papers today. The Hindustan Times highlights Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comment, 'Mother India not a beehive', a reaction to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's deion of India as a beehive rather than an elephant. The Indian Express highlighting Mr. LK Advani's address reports, 'I am active in politics with a dream, Advani reminds party'.

The Supreme Court staying the execution of eight persons whose mercy pleas had been rejected by the President is prominently noticed in the press. '8 convicts denied mercy by President, get SC stay on hanging', reports the Times of India.

President Pranab Mukherjee's address at the golden jubilee celebrations of the CBI is keenly noticed by all the papers. The Tribune quotes him as saying, 'Corruption a threat to Indian democracy'. The Hindu writes, 'Nirbhaya symbol of aspiring nation, says President'.

In a special story, the Mail Today reports that Malaysia, Thailand and Oman have emerged as new centres, from where fake currency comes into India and the smuggling is not just restricted to the Pakistan, Nepal And Bangladesh borders.

Most papers report on how a man claiming to be an army officer, duped the widow of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh, who was beheaded by the Pakistani troops along the line of control, of 10 Lakh rupees. The Pioneer writes with a dash of irony, 'Beheaded by Pak, cheated by Indian'.

In a special front page story, 'Ghost protocol: saving missing monuments', the Times of India writes that 35 structures across India are included in the Archaeological Survey's list of untraceable monuments.

And finally, the Tribune informs us of a very special marriage ceremony in Assam as it writes, 'Parched Assam marries frogs to please rain god'.

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