Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lokpal to have constitutional status, more power than EC


The Hindustan Times and the Times of India lead with the Lokpal bill. 'Lokpal bill soon, PM tells Hazare' reads the Hindustan Times headline. "Lokpal to have constitutional status, more power than EC" states the Times of India.

On the flipside, the Mail Today writes 'Look who gains from Anna's poll campaign" as it features two tainted billionaire sons of former CM's of Haryana - Ajay Chautala, who has two cases against him and Kuldeep Bishnoi, who has been charged with attempt to murder. The Tribune, writing about the Hisar By-election, says 'Congress candidate poorest', while Chautala and Bishnoi's assets are in the range of 40-50 crore rupees, the Congress candidate Jai Prakash has just three crore rupees, says the paper.

The Indian Express, The Tribune and the Asian Age show Bihar Chief Minister and other Senior BJP leaders at a rally in Chhapra, Bihar at the start of LK Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra.

The arrest of Dawood aide Iqbal Mirchi by the London police features prominently on the front pages of Hindustan Times, Times of India, Statesman and the Indian Express.

'Shivani verdict today' writes the Hindu, of the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case. The Express Newsline says that 'the former Haryana IGP R. K. Sharma had petitioned court against the life term awarded to him by the trial court in 2008.

The statesman and the Pioneer show prayer meetings organised in memory of Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, while the Indian Express has pictures of his final farewell.

The Economic Times reports of Blackberry services being disrupted for the second day across Asia and Europe, while in India, the problem has been resolved.

Next time you go fruit shopping, make sure that you buy guavas. The Times of India says 'humble guava packs healthiest punch.' A study has revealed that it has the maximum amount of anti-oxidants, reports the paper.

In this festive season - 'Diwali binge may give you the bulge' says the Times of India - as it lists the calories of various Indian sweets: Surprisingly the humble moti choor laddoo packs in the maximum calories - 240 a piece. Don't say we didn't warn you!

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