Monday, November 25, 2013

Tejpal may seek a transfer of the case from the Goa Police to an independent agency, possibly the CBI


    The investigation by the Goa Police into the allegations of sexual assault levelled by a journalist against Editor-in-Chief of the Tehelka magazine, Tarun Tejpal dominates the front pages of most papers.  The Times of India and The Asian Age inform that Mr Tejpal may seek a transfer of the case from the Goa Police to an independent agency, possibly the CBI.
    The fallout of the sting operation carried out by a web portal against some leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party is keenly tracked by the press. And The Indian Express writes "AAP claims sting footage doctored". The Tribune reports "AAP to file defamation suit against web portal".
    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's frontal attack against the BJP at a rally in Delhi is highlighted in all the papers. The Asian Age quotes Mrs Gandhi as saying BJP spreads poison, and lies to 'malign' Sheila".
    In a special report on the Election Commission's directive regarding the use of social media during the assembly elections, The Times of India writes "EC cautions internet service providers on malicious poll content".
    The press keeps the spotlight on the chilling incident of a woman being assaulted inside an ATM cubicle in Bangalore. While the Pioneer reports "Cops claim breakthrough in Bangalore ATM assault", The Hindu informs that the police have shut down 1037 ATMs in Bangalore.
    Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir's comments that the 26/11 trial is being speeded up is widely noticed in the papers today.
    The historic deal between six world powers and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme is prominently noticed. Highlighting its impact on India, The Hindu writes "Deal will boost New Delhi's energy ties with Iran".
    And finally, the Hindustan Times and The Times of India report that the world's first noiseless and emission free 'green' helicopter has been successfully tested in Germany.

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