Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bloody 50 per cent Indian smokers don't know it can kill

Today's Newspapers Headlines

The Pakistan air tragedy figures on the front pages of most dailies.  Papers show the mangled remains of the aircraft and rescue workers at the site. "Pak Jet crashes, all 127 on board feared killed" is the Hindustan Times headlines. "Boeing 737 runs into bad weather near Islamabad", says the Tribune.

The Times of India has taken the case of the Italian ship Enrica Lexie, which is in the custody of Kerala police, as its lead. "Kerala wrong in detaining Italian Ship : Centre to SC" is the paper's headline. The Hindu and the Indian Express have also given prominence to this story. "Amid Centre's flip-flop, court lets ship leave" is the Hindu headline.

Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu's clarification that his reference to major reforms was about pay back of European Central Bank loans and not elections, finds place in the Asian Age, the Statesman and the Economic Times. "As opposition feast on his remarks, Basu eats words" is the Economic Times headline.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi is in the news for wrong reasons. A controversial video featuring him, goes 'viral' writes the Indian Express, adding that lawyers are trying hard to block it, but it keeps popping up on You Tube and Facebook.

"50 percent Indian smokers don't know it can kill" says the Hindustan Times on its front page and informs that 40 percent of the world's tobacco users are in India and China.

Planning to go to Shimla in the summer months? "Drive to Shimla just got one hour quicker", writes the Times of India, adding that the new express bypass avoids Kalka and Pinjore.

AND finally, the question, whether the egg or the chicken came first has been answered. The Times of India writes- that in Sri Lanka, a hen has produced a live chicken.

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