Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nitesh Kumar tries to sew up Federal Front


A youth from the Northeast dying after a racist assault in South Delhi, is given due prominence in the Press. The Times of India writes that the attack on 19 year old Nido Tania was provoked by his protest against a racist taunt by two shop keepers in Lajpat Nagar.
The making of a Federal Front in election season also makes headlines, "Nitesh Kumar tries to sew up Federal Front" - writes Hindustan Times. The Statesman says - in a major political development that is going to upset both the UPA and the NDA - the Janata Dal (U) the Samajwadi party and the Janata Dal (S) are soon going to announce a Federal Political Front- along with perhaps the Left Parties, the AIADMK, and the Biju Janata Dal.
Most papers carry exhaustive stories about an electricity surcharge hike in Delhi, as also of power cuts that could last as long as 10 hours. "Delhi power crisis gets worse, Chief Minister says licenses could be cancelled" - headlines the Financial Express.
Hyderabad born Satya Nadella, son of a secretary to former PM PV Narasimha Rao, is being tipped strongly to become Chief Executive Officer of Infotech giant Microsoft. If selected, he would be the third CEO in Microsoft 38 year old history, after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmen.
Mail Today carries an item stating that months before Indira Gandhi sent the Indian Army into the Golden Temple in 1984, she had considered a covert commando raid to apprehend radical sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala from a building outside the Golden Temple.
And finally, Business Line of the Hindu asks - What do mehndi and gold have in common apart from being used during weddings ? Apparently the skin decorating paste is now being use to smuggle bullion consignments, with powdered gold being mixed with it, in packets.

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