The dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly amid high political drama is widely reported in the newspapers today. ”Governor dissolves Assembly fearing horse-trading” is the headline in the DNA; While the Hindustan Times reports, ”J&K’s political thriller ends in anti-climax, House dissolved.”
In a major breakthrough, the Punjab police has traced the grenade attack on Amritsar’s Nirankari Bhavan to ISI backed Khalistani forces in Pakistan. The Asian Age writes, ”Amritsar attack traced to ‘Khalistan’ in Pak; while the Indian Express says,” Amritsar attack: son of operation Blue Star deserter wanted, his accomplice held.”
Almost all major dailies have reported the killing of an American national by tribals in the Andamans. The Mail Today writes, ”Andamans tribe kills US missionary with ‘arrows’.”
The recent regulatory guidelines for hardware and software upgrades will render fifty percent of country’s ATMs ‘unviable’. The Pioneer says, ”Half of ATMs may close down by March.”
Interpol selecting South Korean head over Russian candidate is also given traction by the press. The Asian Age headlines, ”Korean heads Interpol, Russia fumes.”
In Maharashtra ‘water woes’ are now leading to ‘water wars’. In Solapur, residents of 14 villages are threatening a fast unto death if water is not released for them from the Tembhu lift irrigation project on the Krishna river.
If your child’s grades in school have been plummeting, it’s time for you to check the time your child spends with his phone. A Mumbai doctor has linked phone usage and declining academic performance. The DNA writes, “Kids closer to mobiles go further from studies.”