Monday, October 24, 2011

Cities have more women today than ever


Pakistan returning to India, an Indian army helicopter that had strayed into Pakistan occupied Kashmir and the devastating earthquake in Turkey are the two stories that dominate the front pages of most papers today.

The Special CBI Judge's order on charges delivered in the 2G scam case are widely noticed in the papers. The Indian Express reports the court as saying "Raja erred in not following finance secy advice". The Hindustan Times quotes the court as saying "the law cannot be tweaked in the name of bringing private investment".

Senior BJP leader L K Advani denying reports that he would skip Bangalore on his anti-corruption rath Yatra are highlighted in most papers. " Will take yatra to Bengaluru, says Advani" writes the Asian Age. The Hindustan times reports him as saying "Yatra will go to Bangalore, no change in plan".

Many papers like the Hindustan Times, the Tribune and the Statesman report that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act is likey to be withdrawn from four districts of Jammu and Kashmir as the State government works on plans to revoke the Disturbed Areas Act.

The re-election of Bobby Jindal as Louisiana Governor in the United States is widely noticed. "Jindal sweeps polls, relected governor" writes the Times of India. The Pioneer says he won by a `landslide' trouncing 9 rivals grabbing 66 percent of the votes.

In a special front page report titled, "Cities have more women today than ever" the Times of India quotes data from the 2011 census that suggests that the population of urban women grew at a brisk 34 percent in the decade 2001-2011, the highest decadal rise since 1947.

And finally, the Hindustan Times informs us that Thadagati, a 102 year old Dalit woman in Tamil Nadu, displaying centenarian vigour has won a local body election in Madurai district.

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