Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hazare to address farmers’ rally against land acquisition in Delhi

Hazare to address farmers’ rally against land acquisition in Delhi


    Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, a day after the Aam Admi Party won a landslide in the Delhi Assembly elections dominates the front pages. "The day after: Kejriwal drives home Delhi statehood demand" reports the Hindustan Times.  The Times of India writes "Kejriwal turns down Z plus security cover".
    Most papers highlight the blame game that has begun over the BJP's electoral defeat in Delhi. "Day after : BJP Delhi chief says could have avoided Kejriwal centric campaign" reports the Indian Express. The Asian Age writes ,"Now Kiran blames fatwa" referring to the appeal made by the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in favour of the AAP. The Statesman observes "Akalis blame BJP for Delhi rout".
    The Patna High Court putting a stay on the election of former Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar's election as JD-U legislature party chief and the Income Tax notices sent to the AAP and the Congress regarding allegedly dubious donations received by them are the other stories that are prominently noticed.
    The Times of India in a front page story writes that the Election Commission is in the process of sending the donation details of all political parties to the Central Board of Direct Taxes for a probe.
    The President's address at the 46th Governors Conference held in the Capital is tracked by most papers. "President asks Guvs to ensure communal harmony, peace" writes the Pioneer. The Hindu observes " Go by Constitution, Pranab tells governors".
    The Supreme Court's decision on the PIL challenging the appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the CAG is highlighted in most papers. "SC rejects PIL against appointment of CAG" reports the Indian Express. Referring to the hearing in the case, the Times of India says "Modi Govt tells SC not to encroach on executive turf".
    In a special story captioned "Year of living dangerously : India more unsafe than Syria in 2014", the Times of India cites the latest data of the National Bomb Data Centre which indicates that there were more bomb explosions in India than in Syria or Afghanistan.

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