Monday, September 30, 2013

Lalu Prasad found guilty in fodder scam case, sent to Ranchi central jail

Lalu Prasad found guilty in fodder scam case, sent to Ranchi central jail


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York is prominently noticed on the front pages of all the papers. "PM to Sharif: Talks only if LOC is quiet" writes the Asian Age. Highlighting the plan to move forward on the issue the Times of India observes, "Indian, Pak commanders to meet to defuse LOC tension".

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Delhi gets wide attention in the press. In the backdrop of Rahul Gandhi publicly criticizing the government ordinance on convicted MPs and MLAs, the Tribune writes "Modi hits out at Congress for 'undermining' PM". The Indian Express notices the controversy created by Mr Modi's assertion that the Pakistani Prime Minister had called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a 'dehati aurat' or 'rustic woman' . Highlighting the fact that such a remark was never made, the Indian Express reports "Sharif remark : Modi fans a row that never was".

BJP President Rajnath Singh replacing Narendra Modi as the party's campaign panel chief is noticed by all the papers.

In a front page exclusive, the Hindustan Times reports that Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal has told investigators that Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI gave 24 crore rupees to the Indian Mujahideen in the last four years to carry out terror attacks in India.

In a special front page story, the Times of India writes that a controversial amendment meant to keep six national parties out of the purview of the Right to Information Act has now been extended to cover some 1444 registered political parties.

The re-election of N Srinivasan as the chief of the cricket control board, the BCCI, is widely reported. "Srini elected unopposed : not to take charge until further SC orders", observes the Statesman.

And finally, have you ever wondered if robots could have brains? Well that may be a reality soon. The Times of India and the Hindustan Times report that Dr Jagannathan Sarangapani, a scientist of Indian origin in the US, has developed a new feedback system that may lead robots to think for themselves!

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