36 Unexpected Origins Of Everyday British Phrases
Papers this Sunday morning carry reports of hard line Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani stating that emissaries sent by Narendra Modi had met him - for help in resolving the Kashmir issue. "BJP trashes Geelani emissary talk claim" - is a Mail Today headline. The paper adds that a Hurriyat Conference spokesperson has refused to identify the said emissaries.
Papers are also rife with news of senior Pakistan TV journalist Hamid Mir, being shot at by four assailants in Karachi. The Hindu writes that the driver showed presence of mind and didn't stop till he reached a private hospital. Hamid Mir's brother blames the ISI for the attack.
"Is Musharraf in Karachi to flee Pakistan?" questions Hindustan Times. Musharraf's move yesterday from Islamabad to Karachi, where he was expected to be admitted to a military hospital, is being seen as a step towards his eventual departure from Pakistan.
Indian Express writes - in what could escalate into another India-China diplomatic row, Beijing has asked New Delhi not to include youth from Arunachal Pradesh in the annual Youth Exchange Delegation next month. India's Youth Affairs Ministry has protested and wants the entire exchange scrapped.
Transgenders across the capital converged at Jantar Mantar on Saturday to celebrate the recognition of the community as third gender. Quoting a member, Hindustan Times writes, "If the government can provide us with jobs and help us earn respect in society we can walk on the road without fear and stop working as sex workers.
The Hindu writes, tired of Delhiites using religious rituals as an excuse to pollute the Yamuna, an NGO has decided to intercept devotees before they fling their offerings from the bridge into the river. Attendants approach such devotees and take their offerings on cycle carts to Ghazipur - for segregation and recycling.
And finally, Mail Today reports on the ASI's efforts to unravel the Mahabharata Link at Purana Qila. Ongoing excavation at the site has been on since mid January, but 1.5 metres of further digging will expose the lowest cultural settlement and, perhaps, make a breakthrough to prove the link.