Sunday, August 24, 2014

33 days to Mars - 9 months after lift off, Mangalyaan ready for final lap @airnewsalerts (NOT 133 days)

Newspaper Headlines :-

With 2 Indians killled in Pakistan shelling near Jammu, the lead in the most papers is the violation of ceasefire. 'Pak mortar fire kills man, 10 year old son in Jammu" is the Hindustan Times headline. "Rangers target 22 posts along border, 1000 evacuated" writes the Tribune. "India retaliates with massive fire power causing heavy damage across the border", says Mail Today.

"Ex auditor deals fresh blow to Congress" writes the Times of India on its front page. Quoting former CAG Vinod Rai, the paper writes 'UPA pressured me to drop names from CAG reports", referring to the CWG and coal block allocation cases.

The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Financial Express and the Asian Age have reported that the Supreme Court has refused to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary exam, scheduled for today.

As the Chaturvedi row deepens, the Tribune says "AIIMS effect - Central hospitals under lens - Health Minister says functioning under review to end corruption".

Are drunk drivers running amok in Delhi? The Delhi Special of the Asian Age reports of a speeding car, which injured 6 rickshaw pullers, who were sleeping on the pavement. "Third such incident whithin a week, empty alchohol bottles recovered from car' adds the paper.

Gardner's son elected St. Stephens college students Union President' writes the Hindu. 'Elite no more?' asks the Times of India, giving details of Rohit Kumar Yadav, son of Harish Mali, who has been with the college for over two decades.

As the film Mardani has hit the theatres, the Tribune on its front page, reports of Razia Begum, 50, who guards 1300 people of Bir Village in Punjab. The paper calls her a 'real mardani, not a reel one'.

And finally, the Hindustan Times, in a block item titled 'Maiden mission' reports '133 days to Mars - 9 months after lift off, Mangalyaan ready for final lap'.

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