Monday, January 30, 2012

Earphones On, Boy hit by train


Most papers of the day have covered the Assembly Elections in Punjab and Uttarakhand extensively. The Asian Age headline reads, "D-Day in Punjab, Uttarakhand". The Tribune's headline says, "Punjab votes Today."

"Earphones On, Boy hit by train'', reads a Hindustan Times headline. The paper adds that 16 year old Delhi school student, Kaushlendra Pal, was listening to music on his mobile while crossing a railway track, when a speeding train hit him from behind.

The Asian Age reports that in a bid to discourage civil servants from entering the electoral fray immediately after leaving government jobs, the Election Commission has urged the government to bring in a "cooling-off period" for officials between leaving the service and joining a political party.

Many newspapers have carried pictures of North Block, South Block, Rashtrapati Bhawan, and Parliament House lit up at the end of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk. Also taking up space in the print media, pictorially, is Defending Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrating, after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open Men's Final.

A front page headline of The Tribune reads, "Ministry takes on Army Chief on age controversy". With just less than five days to go for the Supreme Court to hear a petition filed by the Army Chief seeking reconciliation of his date of birth, the Ministry of Defence directed the Adjutant-General Branch, the record-keeper of the Army, to maintain the General's birth as May 10, 1950, writes the paper.

And finally, if you are in the habit of returning 'missed calls' from unidentified numbers, it's time to put such instincts on hold, says Mail Today. An international crime cartel involved in lottery scams rakes in the money when you call back on these premium numbers, cautions the paper.

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