Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nobel for Arab Spring, African activists



The front pages of most national dailies show photographs of three women -- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian President, who is Africa's first democratically elected President; her compatriot and peace activist, Leymah Gbowee, and Yemen's Arab Spring activist, Twakkul Karman -- who have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace prize.  "Nobel for Arab Spring, African activists", headlines Hindustan Times.  "Struggle for women's rights wins peace Nobel" writes The Hindu.
The Prime Minister's assertion that there would be no compromise on nuke safety standards, has been given prominent space on the front pages of The Tribune, The Asian Age and The Hindu.  "PM puts safety first; no letup in nuclear pursuit" headlines The Asian Age.
Under the headline "Congress targets Anna as RSS admits links", Mail Today has quoted Congress leader Digvijaya Singh as saying that his charge that the anti-graft agitation was propped up by the RSS had been vindicated, with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's admission that his outfit was actively involved in Anna Hazare's movement.
The Indian Express and The Pioneer carry photographs on their front pages of mangled remains of a vehicle carrying Sashastra Seema Bal jawans, three of whom were killed, in a Naxal landmine blast yesterday, in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. 
The Times of India reports the arrest of Wasim Akram Malik, for his alleged role in the Delhi High Court Blast. The Indian Express quotes his parents as saying that they had called their son back from Bangladesh, where he was studying, to aid in the investigations, yet he was arrested on the word of a jailed Hizbul operative.
Under the headline, "Entry norms tightened for TV channels", Business Line reports that this is being done to weed out non-serious players, both news and non-news.
And finally, there is some good news for mobile users.  The Draft National Telecom Policy 2011, likely to be announced next week, is going to propose doing away with roaming charges, writes Hindustan Times.

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