Tuesday, October 1, 2013

17 years after fodder scam, Lalu goes to jail, set to lose Lok Sabha seat


Lalu Prasad Yadav's conviction in the fodder scam case is the lead story in most papers. '17 years after fodder scam, Lalu goes to jail, set to lose Lok Sabha seat' reads the Hindustan Times headline. 'Bihar ex Chief Minister Mishra among 45 convicted, sentencing on October 3' writes the Tribune. The Hindu business line says that this would alter Bihar's political math and open avenues for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish and BJP to woo Yadav votes.

Shinde's letter to CM's of all states to ensure that no innocent Muslim is wrongfully held in terror cases is the other big news of the day. Outrage over his 'anti secular and divisive' comments has been amply covered by the press.

Petrol prices slashed by 3 rupees a litre and the 50 paise hike in diesel prices finds front page coverage in many papers.

Business dailies focus on the current account deficit jumping to 4.9% of the GDP. The Business Standard sounds hopeful as it writes 'market players say gold import curbs, higher exports will help narrow gap in coming quarters'.

General V. K. Singh facing contempt proceedings for questioning the fairness of the Supreme Court, over his age controversy, is covered prominently by the Indian Express. The paper also writes about NC MLA's moving privilege motions against him for his comments on payments being made to J&K ministers.

The Kedar-Badri yatra to resume on Saturday is reported by the Asian Age.

And finally, the Times of India writes 'In Japan, fruit masters grow money on trees'. Well, not literally. A country, where perfectly formed fruit can fetch a fortune, the paper says that good melons actually sell for the price of a new car!

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