Thursday, November 14, 2013

Massacre again - 10 jumbos felled by train


Sachin Tendulkar's much awaited 200th test, beginning in Mumbai today makes front page news in most dailies. The Times of India includes a special 12 page tribute to the master blaster, free with today's edition. The sports pages of almost all dailies are choc - a -bloc with different facets of his life.
The Election Commission pulling up Rahul Gandhi and issuing a notice to Narendra Modi for his alleged 'Khooni Panja' remark is covered prominently by the press.
Faced with flak from all quarters over his controversial and insensitive comment, Mail Today writes 'CBI  chief regrets rape remark'.
The Asian Age has a picture of the residents of the Campa Cola housing colony in Mumbai  celebrating, after the Supreme Court issued orders to stay the demolition of their houses.
The Hindustan Times  writes about Vishwanathan Anand salvaging his losing position and settling for a draw in his 4th game on its front page.
"Massacre again - 10 jumbos felled by train", is the Pioneer headline, about elephants being mowed down by a speeding train in Jalpaiguri forest division.
"Rajan tries to calm nerves as rupee concerns resurface", is the headline in the Business Standard. The business line of the Hindu, quoting the RBI governor writes, "Oil marketing companies dollar, demand will not impact the rupee".
"Indian Rupee climbs to break world record", writes the Pioneer. Well, don't get worried. Here we are talking of a homeless, eight month old Indian dog named 'Rupee', who has ed history by becoming the first canine to reach Mount Everest base camp.
And finally, the Pioneer has another interesting story on its front page, titled "Fed up with housework, robot commits suicide". Strange, but true. This android in an Austrian household just climbed on to the kitchen hot plate to end his life.

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