Saturday, December 10, 2011

The United States has said that freedom of expression applies to the Internet as well


The fire tragedy at South Kolkata's AMRI Hospital which killed 90 people due to suffocation, is given prominence in today's Press. "Black Hole of Kolkata" is the Mail Today's headline. The Indian Express reports that a fire ripped through a seven storey hospital building before dawn yesterday, killing 90 people, all patients, barring just four nursing staff who were asleep when the blaze started. "Mamata Banerjee once again led from the front, writes the Asian Age, as she took control of the situation.

Tabling of Lokpal Bill in Parliament has been widely reported in the Press. The Times of India writes - "A fresh face-off between the Government and Team Anna looks imminent, with the Civil Society faction seizing upon the notes of dissent by members of the Standing Committee, to question the sanctity of the report.' The Hindustan Times headline reads "I'll fight toothless Lokpal" says Anna. The Tribune writes Government asks Anna to put agitation on hold.

"Congress seals a deal with Ajit Rashtriya Lok Dal", reports the Economic Times, adding that Congress leaders see their alliance as a 'game changer' in Western Uttar Pradesh.

"India - China under climate deal pressure" writes the Asian Age. Intense pressure is being exerted on Beijing and New Delhi to agree to a new agreement under which all the world major emitters will negotiate a new pact in 2015 to cut emissions from 2020.

The United States has said that freedom of expression applies to the Internet as well and that it is in talks with India over its plan to come up with a regulatory system, reports the Hindustan Times.

Though several papers say that Pak President Zardari is fine and will be back soon, the Asian Age writes "Scared Zardari trying to avoid returning Pakistan, may fly to London".

And finally, we know winter's here for sure, with the Tribune showing pictures of 'winter chill' - with homes covered in snow - in Gulmarg and Manali.

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