Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ayodhya holds its breath as police crackdown


The Uttar Pradesh government readying itself for today's proposed 84 (Chaurasi) Kosi Yatra or 'March of Sadhus', gets coverage on front pages". "Ayodhya holds its breath as police crackdown", headlines the Hindu. The Pioneer writes that security forces have already sealed the borders of all six districts through which the yatra will pass.

"Sonia 100% sure of UPA 3, says no to early polls" writes Hindustan Times. Sonia Gandhi was talking to reporters after inaugurating the 'National Media Centre' in the capital. She said elections will be held as per schedule.

LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda who fainted at the Delhi police's Special Cell Office and admitted to the AIIMS, was diagnosed with complete blockage in his arteries and underwent angioplasty for installing a pacemaker, reports the Sunday Tribune.

The Asian Age writes that the United States was re-aligning its naval forces in the Mediterranean to give President Barack Obama the option of attacking Syria - after Syrian Opposition accounts of chemical weapon use stoked demands for a robust US-led response.

Pakistan's intensified and unabated ceasefire violations on the LoC in J&K are being seen as General Kayani's clear signal to the new Nawaz Sharief dispensation that it will be the Army that will decide the Kashmir policy, writes the Pioneer.

Mail Today carries a report of ambassadors of all European nations being in Srinagar on September 7 to attend the concert of renowned Western Classical Music icon Zubin Mehta. The event, however, has not found favour with separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, as he says international events held in disputed territory interfere with its disputed status.

Times of India writes "Look around - mango season is still on, for one and all!" Behind this juicy outcome is a rare coming together of science and policy, with small farmers reaping the benefits. Scientists of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute developed Amrapali and Mallika varieties creating a delicious and affordable hybrid variety from the Dusheri and Neelam.

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