NEWSPAPERS SCAN- Sep.08
TADA court sentencing Abu Salem to a life term and 2 others to death in the 1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts case is a lead story across papers today. “Mumbai blast butcher Salem escapes gallows – Merchant, Rashid awarded Capital Punishment for 1993 Mayhem” writes The Pioneer.
“Three trains jump tracks in one day – new minister Piyush gets jolt; orders a series of steps”, headlines The Asian Age, while The Hindustan Times in a related story writes “Ranchi Rajdhani goes off track in capital on day of derailments”.
“War widow gets Justice after 46 years” writes The Mail Today, adding that a Military Tribunal has slammed the govt. over an archaic rule that forces women to marry their slain husbands brother to get gallantry award benefits.
The Indian Express reports that the CBI has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi in connection with a case of alleged corruption in awarding contracts relating to two IRCTC hotels during his tenure as Railway Minister.
The Times of India writes that The high court has canceled deals made after August 2013 to acquire land for roads and other public utilities in Gurgaon’s new sectors, in a huge setback for the Haryana Urban Development Authority, which has been asked to conduct the process again.
Under the headline “Delhi government to take over 16 private schools over fee row” The DNA writes that the Aam Aadmi party led government will begin the process of taking over 16 of the 449 schools which have been issued show cause notice to refund excess fee.
“Stent price down, but angioplasty cost still same, say Insurance firms”, writes The Hindu.