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Yesterday's poll results from the states of Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir dominate the Press. The Indian Express writes - "Saffron surge takes BJP to power in Jharkhand and with a shot at the throne in J&K. With a hung assembly, the leading PDP is clearly looking for a partner.
The Times of India writes that militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit faction) last evening shot dead at least 48 adivasis, at five different places in Assam's Sonitpur district bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan.
Business Line of the Hindu writes - on the recommendation of the government, President Pranab Mukherjee prorogued both houses of parliament yesterday, to enable promulgation of two crucial ordinances - Coal and Insurance, as also the holding of a cabinet meeting today.
A UN panel has regretted the use of the salutation 'sahib' for the Mumbai terror attack master-mind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and has issued a revised letter removing the word, after India's objection writes The Times of India.
A 30-year-old woman doctor riding on a scooti sustained 50% burn injuries on her face and neck after two bikers threw an acid-like chemical at her in west Delhi's busy Rajouri Garden market, reports Hindustan Times.
And finally, The Pioneer informs us that watching elephants perform in circuses may soon be a thing of the past in the country, with Wildlife SOS teaming up with Green Ministry to rescues about 67 circus elephants and moving them to elephant rehabilitation centres.