NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN -MAY 14
LAST evening thuderstorm and rain wreaking havoc finds wide mention across papers today. ‘Storm leaves behind trail of destruction’; ‘4 killed as rain, fierce storm lash Delhi-NCR’, headlines the Hindustan Times. ‘Season’s strongest storm in capital, 14 die in UP’, the Times of India captions a photograph of an uprooted tree crushing several cars. The Pioneer leads with, ‘Killer storm stops India in its tracks’ adding, ‘Thunderstorm upsets farmers’ apple cart; one-third horticulture crops destroyed, 5 per cent Rabi damaged’.
‘Will step aside for a Dalit CM if party asks, says Siddaramaiah’, two days before the Karnataka election results, highlights the Indian Express. ‘Karanataka’s 72 per cent turnout is a record’, leads the Hindu, adding, all major parties trash exit polls, claim voter support.
‘Army won’t halt anti-terror operations in J&K, Defence Minister clears stand’, notices the Pioneer on its front page. ‘Pak military calls meet on Sharif’s 26/11 comments’, reports the Statesman.
‘To contain suicides, BSF plans annual mental health tests’, in addition to physical tests, held so far to assess soldiers’ fitness to discharge duties, notes the Indian Express.
‘Government plans to put SC/ST Act in Ninth schedule; Move would insulate legislation from judicial scrutiny’, leads the Tribune.
The Central Information Commission has directed the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministries of External Affairs and Home to make public, details of the mysterious death of then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966, hours after signing a declaration with the then Pakistan President, post the 1965 Indo-Pak war, writes the DNA.