The Times of India says on its front page that there is a shortfall of five lakh cops against sanctioned vacancies in India, but 3 cops protect each VIP as against just one cop for 761 citizens. The data released by the Home Ministry shows that Punjab deployed the maximum number of cops for VIP security followed by Delhi and Andhra Pradesh, reports the paper.
Graft check: DDA will not allot houses: writes Hindustan Times in a headline story. According to the paper, In a major decision to check corruption, the government has proposed a move that will ensure that the Delhi Development Authority will no longer have a role in allotment of land or property to individuals and institutions. A regulator will oversee auctioning and allotment of land and property.
The Pioneer in a front page story writes that it is ironical that India boasts of being the worlds third fastest growing economy, but does not have toilet facilities for 65 per cent of its households. Keeping this in mind sanitation is likely to see an exceptional hike of 675 per cent in the 12th plan, says the paper.
Being bilingual may protect your brain from dementia writes the Asian Age. According to the paper learning another language rewires your brain and slows the onset of dementia. Researches in the York University Canada found that learning two languages makes the brain work harder and more resilient in later life.
And finally, a study conducted by two professors claim that a vaccine against heart attacks is being developed which could be available in the market in 5 years. Prof. Prediman Shah at the Sanai Heart Institute in the United States and professor Nilsson from Lund University Sweden claimed that the antibodies could reduce the build up of fat and stop the clogging of arteries. The Times of India, the Asian Age, the Pioneer and the Indian Express have reported this story.