Sunday, August 30, 2015

India riveted by tale of killer mother

India riveted by tale of killer mother


    The Sheena Bora murder case involving her mother and INX media co-founder Indrani Mukherjee continues to dominate the front pages. Regarding the complicity of Indrani Mukherjee's former husband Sanjeev Khanna in the murder, the Hindustan Times writes "Indrani's ex-husband has confessed, claim police". The Asian Age notes "Sheena's skeletal remains found, Khanna confesses".
    The filing of an FIR by the CBI in the Ambulance scam of Rajasthan, involving senior Congress leaders is widely noticed. "CBI registers FIR against Gehlot, Pilot" states the Indian Express. Quoting the CBI, the Hindu reports " Specifications tweaked to favour company".
    Most papers highlight the boycott of the golden jubilee celebrations of the 1965 Indo-Pak war by ex-servicemen over the one-rank-one-pension or OROP issue. "Veterans skip '65 war jubilee over OROP 'small gaps' " reports the Asian Age. The Pioneer quotes Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as saying "PMO sorting out final hurdles for OROP".
    The aftermath of the quota agitation by the Patel community in Gujarat is keenly tracked by the press. In a special story, the Hindustan Times reports "Gujarat plans package for poor among forward castes". The Tribune observes "After Patel jolt, BJP fears Gujjar, Jat, Maratha reservation surge".
    Changes proposed for Delhi's famous Lutyen's Bungalow Zone or LBZ attract a lot of attention in the press. "Lutyens Bungalow Zone gets a new map: zone set to shrink by 5 sq Kms ; non-residential premises can go upto 7 floors" reports the Indian Express. And another change in Delhi that is noted by all the papers is the renaming of Aurangzeb Road. The Mail Today states "Aurangzeb Road to be named after APJ Kalam".
    The call for restraint issued by the United States to Pakistan in the wake of a report that suggests that Pakistan may have the world's third largest nuclear arsenal within a decade is prominently noticed. "US asks Pak to show nuclear restraint" reports the Pioneer.
    And about a125 Rupee coin? Well....that may soon become a reality as the Times of India reports "Govt. to mint Rs 125 coin for Ambedkar's 125th anniversary".

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