Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WTF headline of the day: 'How Dare You Conspire Against Me?' Chandrababu Naidu Takes on KCR Over Cash-for-Votes Allegations

'How Dare You Conspire Against Me?' Chandrababu Naidu Takes on KCR Over Cash-for-Votes Allegations


The conclusion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two day visit to Bangladesh gets top billing in the papers today. Highlighting his address to students of the Dhaka University  and a cross section of Bangladeshi society, the Times of India writes "PM ends Bangla visit with anti-terror talk".

Political manouvering in Bihar ahead of assembly elections is prominently noticed on the front pages. "RJD, JD(U) to fight Bihar polls together" reports the Pioneer. The Hindu adds " SP brokers deal, but Lalu not ready to accept Nitish as leader".

In the midst of the raging controversy over how safe Maggi noodles are, there's an interesting nugget reported in the papers today. The Tribune says "Maggi in soup : 445 crore rupees on ads, mere 19 crore rupees for quality check".

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's objection to making yoga compulsory in schools is widely noticed in the press. The Indian Express writes "Muslim law board to campaign against making yoga compulsory for kids". The Hindu quotes Board Member Kamal Farooqi as saying "Surya Namaskar against Islam".

The Financial Express states that starting Monday. the country's Mars mission will enter a black-out phase as all communication with the Mangalyaan satellite will be snapped for 15 days. This will happen because the Sun will block Mars from the Earth.

With world football in the grip of a bribery scandal, the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to be hosted by Russia and Qatar could be in jeopardy report the papers. "Russia, Qatar could lose cup" writes the Asian Age.

And finally, a jumbo first for the country, quite literally! The Pioneer informs us of the country's first exclusive hospital for elephants which is to come up in Mannuthy, in Kerala. It will have an in-patient treatment facility for 10 elephants at a time.

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