Sunday, July 7, 2013

PM condemns blasts at Bodh Gaya


Several dailies have covered Defence Minister AK. Antony's visit to China. "More India China border meets to prevent flare ups' writes the Hindu and the Tribune says India China to scale up defence ties. The Asian Age writes on front page India China make progress on border pact.

The stage being set for the 2014 elections is the big story today. 'Modi aide vows to build grand Ram temple' is the Times of India headline, referring to Amit Shah's visit to Ayodhaya. 'BJP rakes Ram Janmabhoomi issue - divisive politics, cries Congress' writes the Business Standard.

At the onset of Modi's election campaign in Bihar, the Pioneer says 'NaMo takes on Nitish on his turf'. 'Modi warns Nitish - betrayers of mandate will be taught a lesson' writes the Indian Express.

Most papers today have a picture of Marion Bartoli of France celebrating her maiden win at Wimbledon.

Tennis mania seems to have reached a feverish pitch. A single ticket to the centre court finals today has sold for 35,500 pounds or 31 lakh rupees, the highest ever in the history of Wimbledon, reports the Times of India.

The Financial Express and The Asian Age have reported on Venezuela and Nicaragua offering asylum to Snowden.

Vegetable prices have hit the roof in the last few days. Wondering why? Well, Mail Today writes " Middlemen drawing veggies off your menu - difference between wholesale and retail prices is 100-200 per cent. Survey by Assocham discloses that the price rise has forced people to switch to pre cooked, ready to eat foods.

So did you take a beach vacation this summer? The Financial Express writes that 'Indian tourists evolve to beach bums from culture vultures - also 71 per cent Indians took a beach vacation in 2012 - and the prediction for next year is 95 percent - the highest globally!.

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