Saturday, April 19, 2014

Battle for 311 seats; will it be a BJP coup or Congress miracle?


Newspapers are full of election news on their front pages, with Mail Today highlighting BJP leader Narendra Modi's 'Mission Kashmir'. The paper says that Modi sent emissaries to reach out to a hardline Kashmiri separatist. The Hindustan Times carries as lead item "Battle for 311 seats; will it be a BJP coup or Congress miracle?"
"Superseded Vice Admiral wants justice or retirement", is the Tribune Headline. Finding new Vice Chief to be Admiral's priority, says the report.
The Hindustan Times reports that the Archeological survey of India started excavation at Purana Quila in Delhi on the 28th of January. They had about 10,000 visitors from the public on World Heritage Day yesterday. The Asian Age has pictures of some of the treasures like potters dabber, Vaikuntha Vishnu stone sculpture among a hundred artefacts displayed there.
The Hindu reports of a special gift from UNESCO to India. Fifteen additional sites have been placed in the tentative list, thereby endorsing the rich heritage diversity we have in India.
A UK study reveals that Gujarat has high levels of cash crops but the lowest level of farmer suicides in India. An analysis of 18 states found that the highest suicide rate states are Kerala, Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh reports the Hindustan Times.
'60% water unsafe in rural India' says a report in the Asian Age pointing out to a revelation in a study published in British journal Lancet. And 41.5 per cent of Urban India has contaminated water.
The Times of India reports of a strong suspicion that the riches of Kerala's Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple estimated at 1 lakh crore rupees are getting stolen and replaced with fakes. The amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium found this after a 35 day inspection of the temple and has made the plea to Supreme Court.
Most papers have covered the passing away of the Columbian Nobel Laureate Gabriel GARCIA MARQUEZ, with frequent reference to his books - 'One hundred years of Solitude' and 'Love in the time of Cholera'.
And finally, the Hindu carries a picture of India's first double-decker flyover which was opened to public yesterday in Mumbai. It connects the eastern and western suburbs of the city reducing travel time by upto one hour.

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