NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN- MAY 16
The Karnataka assembly election verdict dominates front page of all the newspapers today. With a hung house, and the JD(S) emerging as the king maker, the speculations are on as to who would form the government with the BJP and the Congress rallying to muster numbers.
“Hung house to Governor House” writes the Hindustan Times. “How king maker JD(S) would step forward as king” says the paper.
“BJP single largest party in Karnataka” headlines The Statesman adding Congress and JD(S) stitch alliance, both BJP and alliance stake claim to form government, 10 former Congress Ministers bite dust.
The DNA aptly catches the mood with the headline “Natak begins in Karnatak”.
While the Tribune simply and powerfully headlines “Kar-natak” adding “BJP wins big but falls short, Congress backs JD(S), both stake claim.
With the US pulling out of the Nuke deal with Iran, The Asian Age says “Iran upbeat on nuke deal hopes after talks with European Union”.As a fallout of the economic offenders the Punjab National Bank incurs mouth gaping losses. Many newspapers carry this story on their front pages. “PNB posts record loss of 13,417 crore rupees in Q4″ says The Financial Express.”PNB’s Q4 loss of 13,417 crore rupees is biggest ever by a domestic lender,” writes The Pioneer.The tragic mishap of a flyover collapsing in Varanasi is widely reported in all papers with heart wrenching pictures. “Flyover collapse kills 18 in Varanasi” writes The Tribune.In some more news, The Asian Age writes “Scotland to vote against Brexit bill”.
“Indian Buddha vs China’s: Beijing won’t let our monks teach there” says the Pioneer.
And finally, The commonly found ‘sadabahar’ also known as Nithyakalyani plant may emerge as the source of one of the largest selling anti-cancer drug. “Scientists unravel how Nithyakalyani makes potent cancer drug” writes The Hindu Business Line.