Saturday, March 21, 2015

IAS Officers' Association Demands CBI Probe in DK Ravikumar's Death

IAS Officers' Association Demands CBI Probe in DK Ravikumar's Death


India's win over Bangladesh in the World Cup Cricket quarterfinals gets top billing in most papers. Highlighting Rohit Sharma's century, the Tribune writes "Rohit dazzles as India swamp Bangladesh to cruise into semis".

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Anna Hazare as part of an effort to break the logjam over the land acquisition bill is widely reported. "Gadkari dares Sonia and Anna to open debate on land bill" writes the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer says that in the letter Mr Gadkari "asks them to stop spreading anti-farmer canard".

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's innaugural address at an International Counter Terrorism Conference being held in Jaipur is highlighted in many papers. The Tribune quotes the minister as saying "ISIS has failed to lure Indian youth" while the Hindu writes "Indian Muslims are patriots ,says Rajnath Singh". Interestingly, the papers also speculate on the identity of an IS miltiant reported killed on the Syria-Turkish border. The Indian Express writes "Indian IS recruit killed in Syria was from Bhatkal". The Mail Today caption reads "Dead Indian IS fighter was SIMI member".

Amidst growing protests over the death of IAS officer D K Ravi in Bengaluru, the Asian Age says ""IAS woman adds a new twist to mystery over officer death". Quoting the Karnataka Chief Minister, the Hindu reports "Ravi called woman 44 times in one hour the day he died".

A train robbery gets wide attention in the press today. ""MP minister,wife robbed of gold, 50 thousand rupees on Mathura bound train" reports the Hindustan Times. On why the Railway Protection Force RPF personnel present on the scene did not act, the Times of India reports "Cant use guns, have to account for bullets RPF men told couple".

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