Tuesday, October 4, 2011

the cost of a vegetarian meal for two at a five star hotel in New Delhi



The J&K assembly dominates the headlines in several papers this morning, along with photographs of yesterday's violence between opposing political parties over the custodial death of a National Conference worker. "Chief Minister Omar Abdullah offers to be probed in the custodial death case" - reports the Mail Today. Quoting Omar Abdullah, The Hindustan Times writes - "Mehbooba's charges wild, will sue her".

The Planning Commission distancing itself from the controversial Rs 32 and Rs 26 cut-off for the urban and rural poor, is also highlighted by the Press. "No poverty line cap for social schemes, or food entitlement says Montek in a damage control exercise", reports the Hindu. The Mail Today writes that Congress Supremo Sonia Gandhi is clearly back in action and making her position clear on key issues.

The Statesman carries a photograph of the President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil with her Swiss counterpart, reviewing a guard of honour on her current visit to that country. The paper adds that India & Switzerland have signed an MoU on financial dialogue, that is certain to have a bearing in the controversial issue of Indian black money stashed away in Swiss banks.

The Hindustan Times reports that China has intensified its focus on Arunachal Pradesh - or so called South Tibet, with the Peoples Liberation Army crossing the perceived Line of Actual Control in the Eastern sector, more frequently than ever.

''Sceintist wins Nobel 3 days after his death", writes the Hindustan Times. Canadian cell biologist, Ralph Steinman, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for his pioneering work on the immune system, died of pancreatic cancer last weak, which was diagnosed four years ago. His life was extended using a dendritic cell based immuno-therapy of his own design.

And finally, The Economic Times informs us that the world's cheapest Tablet Computer, made by Database, a company owned by a Canadian of Indian descent, will be unwrapped on Wednesday. Created for use by students, the Tablet will be available to colleges for what its creator, Suneet Singh Tuli says, is "the cost of a vegetarian meal for two at a five star hotel in New Delhi."

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