Monday, January 16, 2012

D Day for Pakistan, Court to decide President and Prime Minister's fate


India's seventh overseas loss in 7 months at Perth on Sunday, is given prominence in today’s Press, with analysis and suggestions by veterans. Quoting Sourav Ganguly, Hindustan Times writes that Selectors will have to take a tough stand on a lot of issue including a steady influx of fresh talent and priority given to performance. Dhoni faces a ban for a slow over rate and is to miss the last test at Adelaide and could be replaced by Virender Sehwag, writes the Asian Age.
"D Day for Pakistan, Court to decide President and Prime Minister's fate", is the headline in the Hindustan Times, as firstly, the Supreme Court resumes hearing a case for reopening graft cases, bearing on the fate of the two leaders and secondly, a panel appointed by the Court is to look into a memo which pitted the government against the military.
"Let's seize 'golden period' for relations, China says on eve of border talks", headlines the Hindu. The paper further writes, China's special representative on boundary negotiations Dai Bingguo spoke of China's tremendous sentiment of friendship towards India and issued a call for both countries to put aside their differences to further China-India relations.
The Statesman notes that the Election commission has appointed an all woman team of general election observers to conduct free and fair polls in the tourist state of Goa. 
The Tribune reports that the Supreme Court ruling, the judges can be denied promotion or extension in service on the basis of adverse remarks in their annual confidential reports.
And finally, Hindustan Times writes that the campaign against pre-natal sex determination is no longer a sarkari affair only. Hindu and Muslim priests are joining the effort to sensitize people against the crime; a promise to never indulge in this practice will soon become a part of marriage vows, says the paper.

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