Friday, February 21, 2014

Union gets 29th state #Telangana


Rajya Sabha passing the Telangana Bill amid protests and chaos is the lead in most papers. 'Union gets 29th state' writes the Indian Express. 'Sweetener for Seemandhra' says the Hindustan Times, of the PM's six point plan for it, including a mega financial package.
 A news item on the front page of the Hindu says '2014 Lok Sabha polls will see most first time voters', and that 2 to 3 crore people in 18 to 19 age bracket have been enrolled to vote.
Asian Age reports that Anna Hazare is all set to campaign against Arvind Kejriwal in the Lok Sabha elections.
The Supreme Court staying the release of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins and ordering status quo till the hearing on 6th of March is covered prominently by the press.
Facebook buying WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars finds front page coverage in most papers. The Economic Times reports of VP (business development) Neeraj Arora who played a key role in the rise of Whats App.
'End of Gurgaon toll takes toll on Delhi' writes the Pioneer, as it reports of massive traffic snarls on RTR flyover, Rajokri, Dhaula Kuan and Vasant Vihar.
Niira Radia being let off? Seems like that, as the Times of India writes that the CBI is likely to seek closure of the probe, as it has not found any criminality in the 14 preliminary enquires registered on the bases of the intercepted conversations,

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