Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Congress draws a blank in the bye- election


Congress draws a blank in the bye- election, writes the Hindu in a front page story with photographs of the Haryana Janhit Congress - BJP candidate who won from Hissar. "Bhajan Lal's son wins LS bypoll in Hissar" writes the Asian Age.

"For RTE' sake, PM writes to 13 lakh heads of school." The Tribune in an exclusive front page story writes about a letter written by the Prime minister to be read out on the 11th of November - Education Day, intended to encourage children and their parents and 60 lakh teachers to make extra effort to realise the Right To Education. The letter has been translated into 14 Indian languages to cover every geographical region.

Right to reject, recall on all party talks table says the Hindustan Times. The government said that activist Anna Hazare's demand for right to reject and recall elected candidates will be discussed at an all party meeting on electoral reforms.

Senior IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt lodged in Sabarmati Jail by the Narender Modi Government for 17 days on allegations of fabricating evidence to implicate the Chief Minister during the 2002 riots walked free on Monday after the local court granted him bail overruling reservation from the state government. The Indian Express and other papers report this story.

Marathon Man at 100. A unique feat by Fauja Singh, Indian born British citizen who completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon at a 100 years of age earning a place in the Guiness World book of records-- The Times of India, the Tribune and other papers have front page photographs of this wonder man.

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