Saturday, June 4, 2016

Mathura clashes: Best-kept secret, how ‘Sena’ & stockpile flourished right next to police, court

Mathura clashes: Best-kept secret, how ‘Sena’ & stockpile flourished right next to police, court 


    A special court's judgement in the Gulberg Society massacre case in which 69 people were burnt alive during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat dominates the papers. "24 convicted, 36 acquitted in second worst massacre of Gujarat 2002 riots" is the front page lead in the Indian Express. The Hindustan Times quotes Zakia Jafri, the wife of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was also killed in the incident, as saying "Only half justice is delivered, will move High Court".
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's meeting with BJP party chief Amit Shah in the backdrop of the allegations and controversies surrounding the state's revenue minister Eknath Khadse is prominently noticed in the press. The Pioneer reports "Khadse's fate hangs in balance as Maharashtra CM submits report to Shah".
    Most papers take note of the trouble brewing for the Congress in Chattisgarh. The Times of India observes "Ajit Jogi says 'good night' to Congress, set to float own party". The Tribune quotes Mr Jogi as saying "PCC chief post or I quit".
    The identity of the man who fatally shot a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles is revealed in the papers. The Asian Age reports that the police have identified the killer as Mainak Sarkar, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur.
    Most papers take note of a new development in the case involving the murder of Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan. The Pioneer states "Siwan journo murder accused surrenders".
    A cash for vote controversy involving some MLAs of the Janata Dal (Secular) in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections is taken note of by most papers. The Hindu reports "Karnataka MLAs caught in sting by TV channel".
    In a special story, the Indian Express has some good news for air travellers. The paper says "New aviation policy has fare cap for 1 -hour routes: Rs 2500/-".
    And finally....a sign of the changing times....the Asian Age reports "India crosses USA in Net usage, 2nd only to China".

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