Friday, March 14, 2014

Mamta rally flops in Delhi, Hazare skips


    "Didi ditched by Anna" writes the pioneer in a front page story. "Mamta rally flops in Delhi, Hazare skips" is the Asian Age headline. The Hindustan Times reports that Mamta Banerjee was left red faced at her first rally in Delhi, as social activist Anna Hazare stood her up at the very last minute. Photographs of empty seats at the Ram Leela maidan have been displayed by most papers.
    Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade is under the scanner, after the government found that her daughters had American as well as Indian Passports - a crime under Indian law as it amounts to dual citizenship - reports the Indian Express in a front page story.
    Most papers prominently reported the story of the Supreme Court has dismissing a petition by the center, seeking a review of the landmark judgement by which the court decided to commute the death sentence of 15 convicts due to inordinate delay in the disposal of their mercy pleas.
    Avalanches, light rain and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir claimed 16 lives and injured 30 others writes the Hindu. The paper has a photograph of scene of destruction due to heavy snowfall in Anantnag district. The Times of India adds that the highway and airport remained closed for the second successive day.
    The Indian Express writes that the unusual spell of hail and heavy rain has claimed 28 lives in Maharastra.
    AND FINALLY The first 16 matches of the IPL are to be held in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from 16th to 30th of April writes the Economic Times. Ending weeks of speculation BCCI announced that the IPL will be held in 3 phases. The first leg will be held in the UAE. The second in India or Bangladesh, in May pending permission from the Election Commission and the final phase will be held in India from 13th May, reports the Times of India.

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