Monday, May 25, 2015

Mumbai Indians outplay Chennai Super Kings in final to lift IPL trophy at Eden

Mumbai Indians outplay Chennai Super Kings in final to lift IPL trophy at Eden


'The Iron Lady,' J Jayalalitha making a grand come-back as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 5th time, is noticed prominently in today's Press. The Sunday Statesman writes, In an elegant but simple ceremony, held at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium, AIADMK supremo Ms J Jayalalitha was sworn in as Chief Minister by governor K Rosaiah, along with 28 of her Cabinet colleagues.

The Asian Age reports - At a press conference to mark the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the last year has restored the credibility, dignity and stature of the post of Prime Minister, which, previously was reduced, by the setting up of a power centre outside the Government.

In the ongoing tussle between the Lt. Governor of Delhi and the Delhi Goverment, The Sunday Express writes that Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet is calling for an emergency session of the Assembly on May 26th and 27th. The Hindu reports that the dispute over the Anti-Corruption Branch is likely to intensify as the Lt. Governor may take it over from the control of Arvind Kejriwal.

Mail Today reports that former Defence Minister A.K.Antony broke his silence and attacked Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for compromising on National security and questioned the high profile Rafale fighter jets deal.

Quoting Rahul Gandhi the Tribune writes "Implement OROP or Face Stir". He has warned the Centre of an agitation if it fails to ensure early implementation of the one-rank, one-pension scheme for ex-servicemen.

"Heatwave sweeps across country, claims 335 lives", is the top Times of India headline. Even hill stations like Mussoorie which is over 6,500 feet above sea level, was sweltering at 36 degrees Celsius, and whats more, the MET department has warned that its going to get hotter.

"Pakistan Cricket Board wants India to be its home ground," from where it can host all its International Series, is the lead headline in Hindustan Times. Currently Pakistan hosts such series in the UAE - because teams are still wary of traveling to  Pakistan, following the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team, in 2009.

And finally, The Hindu informs us that commuters taking the Delhi Metro no longer need to stash away chocolate  wrappers in their pockets or wonder where to throw that empty plastic bottle, as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has finally decided to install dustbins on its premises.

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