Saturday, December 17, 2011

PC pleads innocence


Government considering a fresh draft of the Lokpal Bill makes front page news. 'Government mulling over steps to make Lokpal accountable', is the Hindu headline. 'Graft body to have 50% SC-ST reservation, PM in with riders, CBI out', writes the Hindustan Times.

'Targeting Chidambaram, Opposition stalls House', says the Hindu, referring to the allegation against the home minister that he misused his power to direct Delhi Police to withdraw criminal proceedings against a businessman who had been his client. 'Both house in uproar, PC deeply hurt', writes the Asian Age, while Mail Today says wounded PC pleads innocence.

'Bharat Ratna for Sachin?', asks the Hindustan Times, saying that he and Major Dhyan Chand are now eligible for it, after a modification in the rules.

'Rupee jumps 2% to 52 rupees 70 paisa a dollar as RBI measures pay off', writes the Economic Times. 'Sensex sheds 345 points to end at 2-year low', says the Financial Express.

Rahul Gandhi stepping in to support retail FDI features in many dailies. 'Rahul puts his aam admi card to test in UP'', writes the Times of India. 'Congress general secretary says the move will help farmers', is the Tribune headline.

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan alleging that the midnight crackdown on Ramdev was pre-planned, features on the front pages of the Hindustan Times and The Times of India.

'Delhi gets colder, mercury at 4.7 degree celsius', writes the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times says, 'Delhi as cold as Shimla, cold weekend ahead'. The Times of India writes that the temperature in the capital has dipped 12degrees celsius in a week.

And finally, the world's shortest woman is now Jyoti Amge of Nagpur. At 62.8 cm, looking like a doll draped in a saree, her photograph is splashed across most newspapers today.

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