Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23, 1985: Kanishka bombing

June 23, 1985: Kanishka bombing


The horrific disaster in Uttarakhand continues to figure prominently on the front pages of all newspapers. Under the headline, "Toll now 556; After rain, hunger now begins to kill", Hindustan Times reports that the scale of this Himalayan tragedy is unfolding as rescuers begin to reach areas that had remained inaccessible so far just as reports are coming in of flood victims dying of hunger. The Tribune quotes NDRF Inspector General as saying that June 22 and 23 may witness heavy showers. A section of Tihar prisoners and staff have decided to donate 13 lakh rupees for the victims of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, reports The Asian Age.
Newspapers have also noticed the story of the Thane building collapse killing 10 and injuring another 14.

The Times of India reports that two Indian trap shooters have been suspended by the National Rifle Association of India following charges of sexual harassment at the recent international shooting championship in Germany, by a woman teammate. The paper has also reported the shock and outrage in Manipal over the abduction and alleged rape of an MBBS student from Kerala by three men there.

The Indian Express says that consumers may have to pay upto 40 paise more per unit of electricity with the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs deciding to allow producers to pass on the cost of expensive imported coal to consumers.

The Asian Age writes that the Cricket Association of Bihar has sought termination of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL while demanding a proper investigation against Mr. Srinivasan himself.

"2 girls break into IIT's top-10 club". Under that headline, Hindustan Times reports that for the first time in history, two girls have ranked in the top 10 in the Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the IITs.

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