The Exit Polls for the recently held assembly elections in five states dominates the headlines today. “Exit polls bring cheer to BJP – Saffron wave seen in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa; AAP-Congress toss up in Punjab” writes the Pioneer while the Asian Age headlines-“Exit Polls predict BJP Surge”.
In a related report, The Times of India says “Akhilesh signal to Maya: Secular forces must unite to form UP Government”.
The Economic Times writes -” Exit poll unlikely to surprise Dalal Street, though any major departure from the exit poll results could cause sharp moves.”
The DNA quotes the Director General of Military Operations as stating that the Pakistani army is training terrorists for cross border raids in India.
In good news for expecting parents, The Asian Age writes that A bill that seeks to increase Maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to 26 weeks was passed by the Lok Sabha yesterday.
The Hindustan Times says that the Delhi Government has decided to bear the expenses of treatment in private hospitals of people injured in road accidents and victims of burns and acid attacks.
“Supreme Court firm: Tells Gopal Ansal to surrender” reports The Tribune, writing that apex court has dismissed an appeal by the real estate baron to be spared a jail term in the Uphaar cinema tragedy case.
The Business Line writes that plagued by protesting drivers across the country, Cab aggregators OLA and Uber have hiked fares by 50 to 70 percent.
The Asian Age writes that a Pakistani Tribal Court has fined a man 1.7 million rupees to be paid to his wife’s family for bringing what they term “a bad name” to the family.