Monday, September 14, 2015

Second consecutive Grand Slam for Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis pair - The Hindu

Second consecutive Grand Slam for Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis pair - The Hindu

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    The massive explosion in Petlawad town of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh is highlighted on the front pages today. The Sunday Statesman reports that the explosion occurred in a seed and fertilizer shop which was also licensed for storing explosives and detonators, and that the blast engulfed or adjacent restaurant. Some witness accounts however indicate that the initial explosion took place in the eatery, presumably by an exploding gas cylinder.
    Mail Today writes, "Modi blitz to hit Bihar, about a dozen rallies in 2 months", in order to win the political battle for the state. The Prime Minister is to address these rallies in different parts of the State, to help the BJP win 122 seats on its own.
    The Hindu informs us that Kashmir has witnessed a dramatic shift in the nature of militancy in recent months, resulting in the end of the supremacy of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, with a majority of members from Pakistan. The indigenous Hizbul Mujahideen, with almost all members from Kashmir, is now back as the number one militant group.
    Papers carry pictures of the derailed Kalka-Shimla Toy Train , having gone off its tracks. The Tribune reports that two British nationals were killed and 13 other injured after two coaches of the chartered train, carrying 37 tourists from the UK, derailed in the Kalka-Shimla Heritage link near Parwanoo . Over speeding could have been the cause of the accident, according to sources.
     The Hindu carries a photograph of a black bear that fell into a dry well in a village in Andhra Pradesh this Saturday. Forest officials lowered a ladder and a bucket of water and food. they expect the bear to climb out, using the ladder after dark.
    And finally, The Times of India tells us , that the Gujarat government is going ahead with a 108 meter tall Buddha Statue at Dev ni Mori, 150 kms north of Ahmedabad. This will be the world's tallest statue of the seated Buddha, after Thailand. 

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