Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dad says mom is to blame


The new twist to the Norway kids' custody row is covered by many papers today with the children's father endorsing the action of the Norwegian authorities. A Hindustan Times headline says, 'Dad says mom is to blame'. The Times of India reports that Anurup Bhattacharya files for separation from wife.
A major rail accident on the day the Railways got a new Minister is reported in papers. Hindustan Times says, 'New Minister takes oath, Railways battles old demons.' The Asian Age writes, 'Mukul's 1st day: 15 killed in UP', and the paper adds 'Safety is minister's big test.' The paper further says that speculation is rife that Roy will roll back the fare-hike, at least for lower classes.
Strong resistance from within has forced the BJP leadership to reconsider its decision to support NRI Anshuman Mishra's aspirations for a Rajya Sabha seat from Jharkhand, reports the Times of India. Hindustan Times headlines it as, 'Storm in BJP over RS ticket.'
Most papers prominently cover the Supreme Court dismissing the Union Government's review petition in the Vodafone case. The Statesman writes 'After SC rebuff, government refunds money to Vodafone.' The Economic Times reports that Centre may issue a fresh demand notice to Vodafone after the Finance Bill is enacted by Parliament.
'Reconsider stand, Sri Lanka tells India', under that headline the Hindu reports that External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna received a call from his Sri Lankan counterpart G.L. Peiris from Geneva, seeking India's support, even as the PM told Parliament that India was inclined to vote for the US sponsored resolution.
Kingfisher Airlines deciding to suspend its international flights from the 25th of March, and further curtail domestic operation is reported by Mail Today. The Economic Times writes, 'Kingfisher Teeters as DGCA Loses Faith'.
And finally, the Hindu Business line reports that State Bank of India's old home loan borrowers have a reason to rejoice, as the bank allows them to switch to new, lower rates. The Economic Times says, 6 lakh to benefit, and millions with mortgages could also gain, if rivals match the gesture.

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