4 Hyderabad Students Killed, 30 Injured As Drunk Driver Flips Over Bus
A high level JNU panel recommending the rustication of 5 students including the students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, NCP veteran Chhagan Bhujbal's arrest by the Enforcement Directorate yesterday afternoon and untimely rain and hail damaging Rabi crops in North and Central India are some lead stories across papers today.
"Bhujbal held for payoff, laundering - Enforcement Directorate questions Maharashtra Ex. Deputy CM for 9 hours" writes the Indian Express.
Reporting on the required appearance of Vijay Mallya before the ED, the Mail today writes that according to highly placed government sources, if Mallya does not show up before March 18th, he may be stripped of his passport, while the Hindu writes "Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee to scrutinise Mallya's conduct".
Under the headline "Afridi served legal notice", the Statesman writes, Shahid Afridi was dragged to court yesterday for "committing treason and hurting sentiments" of Pakistanis, a day after his statement that the national cricket team was "loved more in India".
Referring to the clean up required offer the 3 day Art of Living Festival on the Yamuna flood plains, the Hindustan Times says, "Festival Damaged Delhi's flood barrier" - Debri and Mud will affect ecology of the flood plain and its capacity to recharge ground water".
"Foreigners can file plaints in own language ", says the Asian Age, writing that with Crime against foreign nationals and tourists on the rise in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh government has decided to allow foreign complainants to report their complaints in their respective foreign languages.
Drawing attention to global warming the Times of India writes that global temperatures in February smashed monthly records to become the warmest month in more than a century of record keeping.