Friday, September 25, 2015

Horror engulfs hajj as at least 719 pilgrims killed in Mecca crush

Horror engulfs hajj as at least 719 pilgrims killed in Mecca crush


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, AAP MLA Somnath Bharti moving the Supreme Court for bail in a domestic violence case and the resurfacing of Patidar leader Hardik Patel after he mysteriously disappeared are some front page stories in papers today.
    Referring to PM Modi's US visit, the Hindu writes, "Parleys to Ward of Patel protests - community in US asked not to play spoil sport during PM's tour".
    "Nitish yields, Lalu gets both his sons an Assembly ticket each" says the Indian Express writing that RJD chief Lalu Prasad's two sons, Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejasvi Prasad Yadav have joined the list of sons and daughters of politicians who have got tickets for the Bihar Assembly elections.
    The Asian Age reports that if the Narendra Modi government has its way, the Leftist bastion of Jawaharlal Nehru University may soon get a right leaning vice chancellor, with the news doing the rounds that the HRD Ministry has offered the post to BJP leader Subramaniun Swamy.
    The Statesman reports that the BJP government in Chhattisgarh has courted controversy with a chapter in its class ten Social Sciences text book saying that working women are one of the causes of unemployment in the country.
    Under the headline "Herbal remedies will not cure dengue say AIIMS doctors", the Hindustan Times writes that doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Science have rejected claims that papaya leaves or goat milk can help in increasing platelet counts in dengue patients.

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