Saturday, August 24, 2013

Outrage in Mumbai over gangrape


The horrific gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai dominates the front pages of all the papers. "Outrage in Mumbai over gang rape : One arrested, 4 accused identified; victim still in hospital but stable" reports the Hindu. The Times of India reports the survivor of the ghastly act as saying "No punishment short of a life term will take away my pain and the humiliation and physical abuse I underwent".

The suspension of 12 MPs from Andhra Pradesh by the Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar is widely reported on the front pages of the papers today. "8 Congress, 4 TDP MPs told to stay away for five consecutive sittings" writes the Tribune. The Pioneer writes "Meira clears path for Food Bill, suspends agitating MPs".

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal clearing the air over the number of missing files in connection with the coal allocation scam case is keenly noticed by the papers. "Coalgate: Only 7 files missing says Jaiswal" writes the Statesman. The Pioneer reports "Of 43 misplaced files, 21 given to CBI, 15 more available ,says Coal Minister".

The Tribune highlights, on its front page, Agriculture Minister Shard Pawar's statement in the Rajya Sabha that food, including fruits, vegetables, rice ,wheat and cereals worth 44,000 crore rupees is wasted every year in the country due to lack of storage infrastructure.

The discrepancies in the performance audit of the Archaeological Survey of India or ASI revealed by the Comptroller and Auditor General get wide attention. "92 ASI protected monuments missing" reports the Times of India. The Mail Today writes "Auditor says ASI hiding facts and has no record of monuments it should protect".

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