Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Salman flies kite with great man Modi, no strings attached


    Rahul Gandhi finally giving his nod for the big role figures on the front pages of most dailies. "Will he, won't  he be named PM pick on Friday" asks the Times of India, but an Economic Times exclusive categorically says that he will not be announced as the Congresses' PM candidate on the 17th.
    The Hindustan Times, the Times of India  and The Pioneer show Narendra Modi and Salman Khan at a kite festival in Ahmedabad yesterday. "Salman flies kite with great man Modi, no strings attached" is the Times of India headline, adding that the actor says he'll vote for Congress MP Priya Dutt.
    In a picture captioned "Temporary  Truce", the Asian Age shows Arvind Kejriwal and Kapil Sibal embracing each other at a Milad-un-Nabi function in Delhi.
    On the growing popularity of the AAP, the Delhi special of the paper reports that 10 lakh members have joined the party in the last 4 days.
    The Economic Times reports of the first fissure in Congress - AAP ties, as it writes of Commerce Minister Anand Sharma tearing into AAP to reverse decision on FDI in multi brand.
    Former Home Secretary R.K. Singh's allegations against Shinde have ben adequately covered by the press, with the Pioneer saying "Sack Shinde if Singh's claims are true - BJP".
    "Cameron orders probe into Thatcher Link", reads the Tribune headline, about reports that the former British Prime Minister helped Indira Gandhi in the 1984 operation Blue Star.
    "Anju has the last laugh", says the Statesman, of Athlete Anju Bobby George's medal at the 2005 Monaco World athletics which was upgraded, following the detection of a dope violation by a competitor.
    And finally, we have all heard that slow and steady wins the race, and how the tortoise beat a rabbit in a race. The Times of India reports that this actually happened yesterday in a skiing competition held for pets in China.

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