Sunday, November 6, 2011

Assam loses it voice, the nation one of its greats


"Centre rules out rollback of Petrol price" is a headline in the Hindu today. The Statesman write that the government appears to be unfazed by sharp reactions of allies such as the Trinamool Congress. The NCP and the DMK as well as opposition parties.

The death of Bhupen Hazarika - music legend, composer, journalist and Dada Saheb Phalke Award winning film maker - is given great prominence in the press. "Assam loses it voice, the nation one of its greats" Headlines the Indian Express.

"Graft expose lands cop in mental ward" headlines the Mail Today, reporting on IPS officer D D Mishra who describe the Mayawati Government as 'Thoroughly Corrupt'.

The Indian Express reports that Nadeem Saiyed - a key witness to the Naroda - Patiya massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots, was brutally stabbed on a main street this Saturday. The paper adds 'It is not clear why the security personnel were not around at the time of the incident'.

The Times of India writes that the 13,000 crores Kudankulum Nuclear Power Plant might be at risk as a blockade imposed by protesters seeking its closure is making it increasingly difficult for the skeletal staff running the complex to keep systems operational.

The Indian Express writes of the 19 year old Mumbai girl - Sweety Abdul, the 'rare girl who can hit a clean six' out of the cricket ground. Sweety has marked her entry into the Mumbai Senior Team this season.

And Finally the Hindustan writes that all eyes will be on Sachin Tendulkar, who is one short of his 100th international ton when India faces the West Indies in the first test of the series at the Kotla today.

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