Thursday, April 14, 2016

125-foot tall Ambedkar statue to come up in Hyderabad

125-foot tall Ambedkar statue to come up in Hyderabad


    This morning's papers report extensively on the Bombay High Court ruling which ordered the shifting of all IPL matches after 30th April - from Maharashtra to other states. "Bombay High Court boots out 13 IPL ties from parched Maharshtra", is the top Hindustan Times headline. The Statesmen writes BCCI gets 18 days to look for new venues for 13 matches in May.
    The other major story is of Kashmir remaining tense. The Pioneer states the J&K school girl divulging truth, who was alleged to have been molested by soldiers, was instead harassed by local Handwara boys and triggered off violent protest that claimed four lives. The Hindu writes that Prime Minster Narendra Modi will visit J&K on April the 19th, his first visit to the state after the swearing in of Mehbooba Mufti as Chief Minister.
    "Market cheer rain, economic date", headlines The Financial Express. Indian stock rallied to a three month high on Wednesday, as retail inflation eased and the weather office predicted above-normal monsoon. The Sensex closed at 25, 626 on Wednesday.
    The Economic Times informs us that Vijay Mallya may make a revised 6,000 crore rupee settlement offer to banks, that are looking to recover 9,000 crore rupee from Kingfisher Airlines, even as the ED has sought revocation of Mallya's Pasport. Mallya's offer may involve staggered payments till September.
    And finally,.. The Times of India carries a picture of the 90 year old Buddhist monk Bhadanta Pragyanand, who is the only surviving monk who witnessed the spiritual makeover of Babasahib Bheemrao Ambedkar on October 14th 1956, when the dalit icon embraced Buddhism at Nagpur on that day.  

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