Monday, December 12, 2011

Super Mario leaves his life's canvas aged 85


Most papers of the day have published pictures of Opposition leaders sharing the dais with Anna Hazare, as he observed a day-long fast yesterday. "Left and Right rally around Anna, want CBI free of government", is the Hindustan Times headline. The Times of India, quoting the Congress sources writes, "Jantar Mantar debate insult to House".

India winning the fifth and final ODI against the West Indies makes front page news. The Statesman and the Asian Age show Manoj Tiwary celebrating his century. "Ton-up Tiwary leads the way", writes the Mail Today, adding that Pollard's 119 went in vain.

As the Durban climate talks came to a close, the Times of India says, "India wins battle for equity as Jayanthi gets her way". The Indian Express writes, "Binding cuts for India by 2020".

"Toll climbs to 93 in fiery hospital trap", writes Mail Today, of the Kolkata fire. In a shocking revelation, a Hindustan Times special report says that doctors and hospital staffers had turned off smoke alarms for smoking indoors.

It was this day, a 100 years ago, that Delhi became the capital of India. "Happy Birthday-our city turns 100 today", writes the Hindustan Times on its front page. The Asian Age says that a host of events will showcase the city's rich cultural legacy.

The death of Mario Miranda, who is remembered for creating characters like Miss Fonseca and Rajni Nimboopani, figures prominently on the front pages of many papers. "Super Mario leaves his life's canvas aged 85", writes Mail Today. the Times of India says "Bye Mario, now make the angels laugh".

Delhi government slammed for keeping a woman employee on contract for 10 years, reports the Hindustan Times. "Government practice of hiring on contract under Supreme Court scrutiny", says the paper.

And finally, heard of portable entertainment? Well, the Times of India says, "Soon, TV that can be carried in your pocket"!

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