Monday, August 31, 2015

Battle for Bihar is a litmus test of Modi's magic

Battle for Bihar is a litmus test of Modi's magic  

Various newspapers carry different stories on their front papers today.

    "Women hockey team makes it to Olympics after 36 years" is the Tribune headline with a picture of the girls' team. Sania Mirza getting Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the President, also finds space in the paper.
    The number of students has grown by 38% between 2001 and 2011 according to a latest census says The Times of India.
    "Gujarat braces for a funeral as Hardik heads to Delhi today" headlines the Indian Express, adding HC allows police to impose curfew, if needed, in custody death victim's locality; Hardik to meet other quota chiefs in Delhi today.
    Quoting the Met department, The Hindustan Times headlines, "India escaped major drought" adding that the country was "saved by a whisker".
    "AAP suspends 2 of 4 MPs for 'indiscipline" headlines The Times of India, while other papers too cover the suspension of 2 Punjab MPs by the AAP leadership.
    "PM to release AIR copy of Ramcharitmanas" tomorrow says The Hindu.
    The Asian Age carries a colorful picture of devotees taking a splash in Godavari on the occasion of the first Shahi Snan at Kumbh Mela in Nashik yesterday.
    Finally, Sanskrit is getting its due - to mark the Sanskrit Diwas yesterday, Doordarshan news has launched an exclusive Facebook page and a Twitter handle in sanskrit, reports The Asian Age.
    The nine-day Delhi Book Fair, having begun yesterday, has also been covered in almost all papers today. With a nominal ticket fee of Rs 20 and Skill Development as the theme, the fair hopes to attract huge crowds.
    The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam will have laddu trays barcoded to ensure right weight of 180 grams- after complaints were received that sometimes they weighed only between 120-160 grams.


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