NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN- MAY 13
Exit polls for Karnataka Assembly elections held yesterday dominate front page headlinesin most of the newspapers. Mail Today writes “Numbers show Siddharamiah beating anti-incumbency, putting Congress on top” the Pioneer reports “BJP has edge in Karanataka”. Summing up the different exit poll results, the Times of India writes “Karnataka exit polls predict hung House, most show BJP in lead”. Speculating on a post-poll alliance, the Asian Age says “JD-S may ally with BJP if given CM post”.
The conclusion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit to Nepal gets front page attention. The Hindu quotes Mr Modi as saying “We’ll be sherpa to help Nepal climb to success”. The Tribune reports that the Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli has assured Mr Modi that “Nepal won’t allow its territory to be used against India”.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s admission that Pakistani terrorists were involved in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai is prominently noticed in the press. The Times of India writes “Ex-Pak PM admits Pakistani terrorists carried out 26/11”. The Statesman caption reads “Sharif questions Pak policy to allow killing by non-state actors”.
Most papers take note of the outbreak of communal clashes in Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The Tribune reports “2 dead in Aurangabad communal clashes ; 100 shops, 50 vehicles gutted; curfew clamped; internet suspended”.
In the backdrop of the demand made by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that the Centre declare a unilateral ceasefire from the holy month of Ramzan in mid May to the Amarnath Yatra in August, the Hindustan Times reports “One-sided truce will not do, says Army”.
Highlighting an instance of speedy justice by a court in Indore in a rape and murder case, the DNA reports “23 days after he raped infant, man gets noose”.
“7000 guests, 50 horses, jumbos and politicians mark Lalu son’s wedding”, writes The Times of India.