Saturday, September 14, 2013

Modi makes history, Advani is history


The Crowning of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the next General Elections, has dominated the headlines of most newspapers today. "Prime Modi - Gujarat CM is BJP's choice-despite Advani" headlines the Indian Express. "Modi makes history, Advani is history" remarks the Hindustan Times. "BJP crowns Modi. Will India Follow?" asks the Economic Times.

The Sentencing of the December 16 gangrape accused has been noticed prominently by all the newspapers. "Rope for the rapist" exclaims the Mail Today. "Showed no mercy, got no mercy" says the Hindustan times. The Pioneer adds "Death for rapist, justice for brave heart."

"Game's up as fixers Sree, Chavan banned for life" remarks the Hindustan Times on the life ban on Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, by BCCI for the spot fixing scandal in IPL this year.

The Hindu reports that Voyager-1 space probe has become the first human made object to cross out of the solar system into the interstellar space. Voyager-1 was launched by NASA in 1977 alongside its identical sister probe Voyager-2 to study the outer solar system.

Papers report that Afghan Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the US Consulate in Western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a fire fight with security forces in an attack that killed atleast two Afghans and wounded 17.

According to a front page story in the Hindustan Times "Parties got rupees 4,900 crores in donations in eight years, 75 percent of it in "Untraced" funds", and adds that fresh data on funding of six National political parties has revealed that the money they received can not be traced back to an individual or group.

In a related story the Pioneer reports that Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the returning officer can reject nomination papers of a candidate for non disclosure and suppression of information including that of assets and their criminal background.

And finally, the Hindu, Business Line reports that the tongue-in-Cheek Ig Nobel awards were handed to dozens of scientists, including those who studied that the onion enzyme makes us cry.

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