Monday, January 28, 2013

A key moment in history; Congress Telangana-decision likely by November 5th, headlines the Asian Age

Note: "A key moment in history" is not a news headline.  It is an advertisement of Volkswagen.  AIR staff need some lessons in journalism!!

The Times of India and the Hindu carry a fascinating story on the discovery of a new planet. The Times of India reports calls it "A key moment in history" reports the Hindu, adding that scientists are excited about the possibility of life on this newly discovered planet.
"Congress Telangana-decision likely by November 5th, headlines the Asian Age. Quoting AICC sources, the paper writes that a Congress Working Committee meeting will be convened after Diwali to formalise the party's stand, to be followed by discussion with key Congress allies on the issue. After that, all-party meetings will be held at National and State levels, to involve all political parties to obtain their views.
"New Laws to get around RTI Act," is the top Hindustan Times headline. The paper writes that India's transparency law - The Right to Informaction Act - will not change but the Government wants to restrict its applicability in some areas of sports and nuclear safety, through other laws.
"Maoists hit back at Mamata, reject deal," reports the Asian Age. The Maoists have rejected the Chief Minister's 7-day ultimatum to give up violence, and instead, are demanding the release of all its political prisoners, and withdrawl of the joint forces from Jungle Mahal before any talks with the Government.
The Mail Today reports the Chief Election Commissioner Mr. S.Y. Qureshi as saying that electoral reforms like 'right to reject' and 'right to recall' would be difficult to implement in a country the size of India. He said our main fear is that if we start rejecting all candidates, we will have another election, with people complaining about election fatigue.
The Times of India reports that construction of highways, which had dipped to dismal levels in the past few years, has picked up pace, and official data shows that 11 kilometeres of roads are being added, everyday.
And finally, the Indian Express has a beautiful picture on its frontpage giving a first glimpse of the spanking new Bangalore Metro service, which is set to be launched this week, on October the 20th.

First published on: 10/17/11

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