Home ministry seeks report from Jammu and Kashmir govt on separatist Alam's release, protests continue
NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES :
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sparking a fresh row by ordering the release of Kashmiri separatist leader Massarat Alam after serving four and a half years in a Baramulla Jail, find prominance in the Press. "The Hindu writes - The Shiv Sena critised the BJP-PDP alliance, stating it could pose a threat to Nationalism.
The other top story is on the recent Nagaland lynching of a rape accused. The Pioneer reports that the governments of both Assam and Nagaland have alerted their security forces to prevent any backlash over the lynching of the rape accused.
Hindustan Times writes - senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Mayank Gandhi apprehends that after Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, a section of the Party may force him to quit, for raising issues of transparancy and ethics.
Telecome firms aggressively bid for airwaves yesterday, with the Government adding 9,000 crore rupees to its coffers on the forth day of the auction, taking the total amount to Rupees 86,000 crore, reports the Indian Express. The paper, also writing on Coal Blocks, reports that the auction of 3 more Coal Blocks brought in over 12,000 crore rupees, adding to the already garnered 1 lakh crore in the first tranche.
Saina Nehwal becoming the first Indian Woman in an All England final, also receives much acclaim in the Press. The Times of India writes - 'Saina is rocking in Birmingham, after demolishing 2 Chinese stars yesterday, to waltz into her maiden final, also the first by an Indian woman.