Thursday, September 29, 2011

"The fat's under fire"


The Asian Age reports that the CBI sprang a surprise in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, stating that its investigators have decided to register an FIR against Former communication Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal.

Mamta Banerjee winning a legal battle against Tata Motors in the Singur Land case, also makes for front page news. "Tata bye-bye, as Didi's act gets legal stamp", headlines the Mail today. The Asian Age says that the Mamata Banerjee government is well within its right to re-acquire almost 1,000 acres of land in Singur, previously allotted for the Nano project.

The Hindu writes that a resolution seeking clemency for Afzal Guru, who is on death row in the Parliament Attack Case, was stalled in the J & K assembly after pandemonium broke out, leading to an adjournment of the House.

Pitching for increased investment between India and Pakistan, Pakistan's visiting Commerce Minister said, "I hope India allows investment from Pakistan", writes the Hindu.

The Asian Age reports that Colonel Gaddafi, the fugitive former Libyan leader, toppled from power a month ago, has most likely taken refuge near the Algerian border - under the protection of sympathatic nomadic tribesmen.

"The fat's under fire", writes the Hindustan Times in its editorial, with the Delhi Traffic Police battling obesity in its ranks. Traffic authorities have issued an ultimatum to a number of its personnel to shape up or ship out.

And finally, The Tribune writes that Sachin Tendulkar has fulfilled his long cherished dream of living in a house of his own, as he moved into a sprawling five-story bungalow on the coveted Perry Cross Road in suburban Bandra. He was, earlier, living in a flat - given to him under the sports quota.

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