Friday, May 31, 2013

Kipling admitted to plagiarism in Jungle Book


The aftermath of the Naxal attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chattisgarh dominates front page headlines. "CRPF, police start massive Maoist manhunt" reports the Hindustan Times. Referring to footage from an unmanned aerial vehicle, the Indian Express writes "Two days before Bastar attack, roving eye in the sky spotted Maoists gathering at site of ambush". The Pioneer says "Its official : CRPF ignored Standard Operating Procedures".

The IPL spot fixing controversy is the other story that occupies prominent space on the front pages. The Hindu writes "Role of India Cements, Royals owner to be probed". Regarding the continuance of N Srinivasan as the BCCI chief, the Times of India says "Majority now against Srinivasan, can call BCCI meet to remove him". In all of this, the Statesman informs "Ankeet Chavan granted bail for his wedding".

The Telangana issue makes a comeback on the news pages. "Congress heavyweights poised to join the TRS" reports the Pioneer. The Times of India says these include two Congress Lok Sabha MPs, G Vivekananda and M Jagannatham and senior leader Keshava Rao.

Most papers take note of a new development in the 2G spectrum allocation case trial. "2G: CBI wants Anil Ambani, wife as witnesses" reports the Tribune.

The death of film-maker Rituparno Ghosh is prominently noticed in the press. The Hindustan Times quotes actress Deepti Naval as saying "His sensibility, aesthetic sense made him special". The passing away of Dr Vina Mazumdar, one of the pioneers of the women's movement in India is also widely noticed. The Indian Express describes her as a "Feisty academic, rights champion".

There is news of a very interesting letter up for auction in the papers....a letter written by noted author Rudyard Kipling. "Kipling 'plagiarised' Jungle Book story says letter" reports the Hindustan Times. Citing the letter, the Asian Age says "Kipling admitted to plagiarism in Jungle Book".

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