Saturday, January 14, 2012

Facebook, Google in legal web, Government says, prosecute


The government's decision to sanction prosecution of 21 social networking sites for content that allegedly promotes enmity between classes has been reported on the front pages of most dailies. "Facebook, Google in legal web, Government says, prosecute" headlines the Hindustan Times, while the Mail Today remarks "Touchy government rewinds to pre tech age - Censor Sibal cracks down on Social Media".

In a front page story the Hindu reports, "Making a U-turn, Congress distances itself from Khurshid's quota promise of 9 per cent reservation for minorities within the 27.5 per cent quota for OBCs in UP. In a related story, the Asian Age reports "Election Commission not in doubt, Prime Minister tells CEC".

According to the Times of India, the Group of Ministers on the Bhopal Gas tragedy won't revise criteria for claiming compensation, but recommend release of rupees 134 crore as relief for 12 thousand victims who suffer from Cancer or Kidney ailment.

The Hindu reports from Kolkata of a shocking incident where a woman who was allegedly denied admission in two government hospitals died shortly after giving birth to twins out in the open.

The Pakistan government's standoff with the military, also finds mention in many papers "Tough talking Gilani draws the lines - says choice is between dictatorship and democracy".

India's dismal performance in the Perth Test has the Hindustan Times lamenting "India down under" while the Times of India remarks "Disgrace - another whitewash looms for Dhoni's battered bunch".

Many dailies like Times of India, Hindustan Times and the Asian Age have reported on the arrest of an Indian origin math's lecturer Devinder Sivia at Oxford University's top ranked St. Johns College in connection with the death of Steve Rawlings, and internationally renowned Oxford astrophysicist. The Two had been friends for over 30 years and had even co-authored a book.

And finally, the Times of India reports on a miraculous escape from death by an 18 year old who fell from the terrace of his thirteen floor building at Powai in Mumbai on Wednesday morning, and survived the steep fall only with a leg fracture.

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