Friday, November 4, 2011

Delhiites third richest in country


The rejection of bail plea of Kanimozhi and 7 others, the sentencing to jail of Pakistani cricket players, and the hike in petrol prices are the top stories in most national dailies.

"Kani breaks down as 4th bail plea rejected" writes Hindustan Times. The headlines in The Times of India quote the judge as saying that Kanimozhi's gender was no ground for relief.

"Butt, Asif and Amir jailed in 'spot-fixing' scandal" is the lead story in The Hindu. "Pak trio first cricketers to be jailed for spot fixing" reads the headline in The Times of India. The paper further writes that there is no sympathy for them even in Pakistan.

"Petrol price raised Rs. 1.80 a litre even as oil companies make profits" reads The Times of India headline.

The news of food inflation soaring to 9-month high of 12.21% has been reported on the front pages of many dailies including The Tribune, The Financial Express, The Pioneer and The Economic Times.

The Statesman writes that the Congress has described as "absolutely unnecessary" and "insulting", Arvind Kejriwal's sending the cheque clearing his dues, along with a letter to the Prime Minsiter, asking him not to "trouble" his six friends who have given him interest free loan.

The Hindu reports on its front page that income Tax raids have been carried out on 15 premises of Chairman and Managing Director of the Raymond Group.

The Pioneer reports that the I&B ministry has directed TV channels to be transparent during quiz based game shows, where viewers end up paying huge telephone call charges.

Mail Today has quoted from the Forbes' list of world's 70 most powerful people in 2011. Obama tops the list, up one notch from last year, while Dr. Manmohan Singh drops one notch and Sonia Gandhi drops two notches.

The Hindu and The Times of India have prominently reported figures from the Delhi Statistical Handbook-2011, released by Shiela Dikshit. "Delhiites third richest in country" writes The Hindu.

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