Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Twitter SLAMS Javed Akhtar for 'hardly literate' jibe at Virender Sehwag and Yogeshwar Dutt

Twitter SLAMS Javed Akhtar for 'hardly literate' jibe at Virender Sehwag and Yogeshwar Dutt

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Most of the newspaper carry the story of the tweet by the daughter of an army martyr at Kargil polarising political and public opinion on patriotism and free speech. "Slugfest keeps DU pot boiling" - headlines The Pioneer.
The Tribune reports that an estimated 57.36 % of the 1.81 crore electorate voted on Monday, casting their votes amid tight security during the fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh. This has been the lowest turn-out till now in the seven phase assembly election.
"CRPF deployed in Kashmir valley to contain insurgency, will be using a modified version of the pellet gun. These will be tweaked with a deflector, an attachment on the muzzle end, to prevent pellets from going up and causing serious injuries, specially to the eyes, reports the Asian Age.
DNA asks, 'Can you imagine your income rising by not just 100% or 200% but by as much as 44,235%, You certainly can if you are a politician. RTI and affidavits filed by candidates before the Election Commission found that a number of politician reported a percentage increase in assets - that went up sometimes by more than 40,000%, over the past five years.
The Indian Express reports that former all-India head of SIMI, Safdar Nagori, and 10 of his accomplices were awarded life imprisonment by a Special Court in Indore yesterday, almost 9 years after they were nabbed from a house in Bhopal.
And Finally Hindustan Times carries a photograph of IAS officer Parameswaran Iyer, who heads the Swacch Bharat Mission - leading from the front by getting inside a twin toilet pit in a Telangana village and, personally removing faecal matter, even as 40 odd bureaucrats and villagers watched in awe.

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