Thursday, December 29, 2011

100 fake docs? Madhya Pradesh hit by Munnabhai scam

Most papers this morning have photographs of Anna Hazare on their front pages. Hindustan Times headline reads, "Anna calls off Mumbai flop show, but still guns for Congress-led UPA." The Hindu writes "Anna gives up fast, but not fight".

Uncertainty looms large as the Lokpal Bill goes to the Rajya Sabha. TMC hurdle for Bill today, writes the Asian Age. The Tribune reports that Mamata adds to the governments woes, ahead of the Rajya Sabha debate on the Lokpal.

"100 fake docs? Madhya Pradesh hit by Munnabhai scam", reads the headline of a Times of India story. The paper goes on to say that 114 students gained admission to 6 government medical colleges by hiring practicing doctors and talented medical students to write the pre-medical test on their behalf.
The Tribune reports that in a first, the Election Commission has banned booths of political parties to be set up outside polling stations during the coming assembly elections. From now on, the Election Commission will issue voters slips carrying details and pictures of voters.

Hindustan Times writes that after much delay, the Delhi Division of Northern Railways has finally launched a real-time train information SMS service. So, now you can get the position of your train on mobile phone by sending a text message with your train number
 And finally, The Pioneer, the Tribune and the Mail Today write that the popular pilgrimage to the Holy Cave shrine of Vaishno Devi set a new record yesterday when it crossed the mark of 1 crore visitors in one year". 

 The severe cyclonic storm Thane lays centred in East Southeast of Bay of Bengal, 350 kilometres off Chennai coast. The Cyclonic Warning Centre in Vishakhapatnam said that the storm is moving in a west ward direction. It is likely to cross the coast tomorrow morning between Nagapatinam and Chennai near Pondicherry. Under its influence, rain or thunder showers are likely to occur in south coastal Andhra Pradesh and North Tamil Nadu during the next 24 hours. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places during the same period and fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.

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