Monday, July 15, 2013

Congress hiding behind burqa of secularism, says Modi


Hike in petrol prices is noticed by all papers today. "Petrol dearer by one rupee fifty five paise a litre, reports the Tribune. The Hindu writes that it is the fourth increase in six weeks, as the falling rupee has made oil imports costlier.

Mayawati defending caste rallies, even after the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court put a ban on them features in the papers. The BSP chief demanding a ban on saffron outfits is highlighted by Mail Today, Hindustan Times and the Pioneer.

Narendra Modi addressing students at a college in Pune yesterday figures on the front pages. "Congress hiding behind burqa of secularism, says Modi", reads a Hindustan Times headline. "Targets UPA on food security bill, falling rupee", writes the Indian Express.

India bidding adieu to the 163-year old telegram service has been covered by most papers, with pictures of people queuing up outside telegraph offices in various cities. The caption of the photograph in the Times of India reads, "Goodbye telegram full stop".

The Asian Age and the Pioneer report that in a fine example of communal harmony, 45 Hindu inmates of Tihar Jail have joined their Muslim brethren in observing rozas.

Exactly a month after the tragedy in Uttarakhand, the Indian Express in a heart wrenching headline writes, 'Pyres are cold, identities preserved in photos of earrings, clothes, IDs. Uttarakhand police preserve 'clues' for relatives of those they cremated'.

While equal pay for equal work is the way it should be, in rural India gender equality in wages is still a distant dream, with men getting 70 per cent higher wages than women for working in fields, reports the Business Line of the Hindu.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will be thrilled to know who J.K. Rowling finally is. In a box item titled 'Chamber of secrets: Cover blown, Robert Galbraith is J.K. Rowling', Hindustan Times says that the well-known crime writer Galbraith and Rowling are one and the same person.

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