Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Joneja, 15, becomes youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest


Reports of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's stake in a player management firm, Rhiti Sports Management Pvt. Ltd dominate front page headlines. Highlighting that Dhoni would stand to gain financially as more and more players signed up by the firm played for India or their IPL franchises, the Hindustan Times writes "Dhoni's Rhiti connection casts doubt on fair play". The Hindu, meanwhile reports "Sports firm denies Dhoni has stake in it".

The Asian Age in its front page lead says that the CBI is all set to name BCCI chief N. Srinivasan as an accused in the India Cements quid pro quo conspiracy involving Jaganmohan Reddy's companies.

The controversy generated by senior BJP leader L K Advani's remarks comparing the achievements of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan with those of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi are widely noticed. The Times of India writes "BJP scrambles to play down Modi-Advani rift".The Indian Express quotes BJP chief Rajnath Singh as saying "Advani remarks misread, Modi most popular leader".

Most papers report that former Railway Minister P K Bansal is to be grilled by the CBI soon in the railways cash-for-appointment scandal. "Former railway minister could be asked about his role in bribery scandal involving his nephew Vijay Singla" writes the Hindustan Times.

A scuffle involving a Pakistani diplomat in South Delhi is widely reported. "Pak diplomat assaulted in road rage case, man held" writes the Indian Express.

The 2013 handbook of Swedish arms watchdog, SIPRI is prominently noticed in the press. Citing it, the Times of India reports "With eye on China, India ramps up nuclear arsenal". The Tribune writes "India, Pak, China expanded nuclear arsenal in 2012: Report".

The death of more than a hundred people in a fire in China gets wide attention. "119 killed in China poultry plant inferno" writes the Pioneer.

And finally, a significant achievement by a young Indian. The person in question...Raghav Joneja. "Joneja, 15, becomes youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest" reports the Times of India.

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