Saturday, October 18, 2014

Anna Hazare writes to Narendra Modi, threatens stir over black money

Anna Hazare writes to Narendra Modi, threatens stir over black money


Two days after exit polls predicted that the BJP would become the largest party in Maharashtra, and with the assembly election results out Sunday, Pankaja Munde, the daughter of the man who was once the party's face in the state Gopinath Munde, has staked her claim for the Chief Minister's post, reports The Indian Express.
Shiv Sena on Friday hinted at a possible reconciliation with former ally BJP, saying there should be “no bitterness any more". An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna said, “There is no need to have arguments or bitterness any more... Though it is difficult to mend broken hearts, Maharashtra needs stability and peace, reports The Times of India.
 Most newspapers have noticed the story of granting of bail by the Supreme Court to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha. Hindustan Times says the AIADMK chief is likely to walk out of jail today after the Supreme Court granted her bail in a corruption case and suspended her sentence for two months, sparking celebrations by supporters.
An interesting cartoon in The Hindu shows Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha presumably trying to cling to power with an empty chair lying next to her.
In a rare directive, the Prime Minister's Office has referred a case of alleged irregularities in purchases of high-altitude tents by Special Frontier Force, a unit of Research & Analysis Wing, to the Central Bureau of Investigation, writes The Indian Express.
And finally, frequent flyers, take note! Jet lag can make you obese and cause other metabolic problems by disrupting the daily rhythms of your gut microbes, a new study has warned, adding that these surprising findings may enable to devise preventive treatments to lower their risk for these complications, reports The Times of India.

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