Amritsar train tragedy continue to dominate headline. Today’s newspapers have prominently carried stories of blame games and mudslinging.
“Everyone failed Punjab victims,” notes the DNA. “Captain orders probe, won’t prejudge” on rail tragedy,” informs the Tribune, while The Indian Express headlines “Braked but couldn’t stop in time, sped after people throw stones: says trains driver.” The Sunday Times adds” Railways rule out probe, says revellers were trespassers.”
In a front page story The Indian Express report “CBI names its No. 2 Asthana as accused No. 1 in bribery case; lens on RAW official.” The Times of India further adds “As CBI feud escalates, there’s buzz of an FIR.”
The election results in Jammu and Kashmir local body elections have also been widely reported “BJP sweeps Jammu, Independents win Srinagar” notes the DNA, The Asian age adds “Civic polls in J&K: BJP wins Jammu, congress in the valley”.
In a front page story The Hindustan Times highlights “MSPs still elude farmers despite govt’s policy push,” and informs that market price of most Kharif or Summer – sown commodities – from pulses to coarse cereals – continue to be below federally fixed minimum support prices (MSPs).
The poor air quality over Delhi has also received extensive coverage “Delhi breathless after Dussehra,” notes the Mail Today, while The Asian Age warns “Haze engulfs Delhi, pollution shoots to severe.”
The acceptance of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by its government has also been covered. “Saudi admits critic Jamal killed in” brawl” at Istanbul consulate,” reports the Asian Age, while the Hindu headlines “Khashoggi died in consulate, says Riyadh – accepts it after two week of denial.”