Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Noam Chomsky, Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey have written to Dr Manmohan Singh, seeking his intervention on such similar arrests


Yesterday's Chief Minister's Conference on Internal Security, which discussed the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, and the opposition it drew from some Chief Ministers, is a top story in today's Press. "Non-UPA Chief Ministers join hands to fight 'overbearing' Centre" - writes the Times of India. "Non-Congress CMs hit out at Centre" reports the Statesman.
The cartoon on Mamta Banerjee and her colleagues that was recently posted on the net, resulting in the arrest of a Jadhavpur University Professor, also gets prominence. The Asian Age writes that leading scientists and world activists, such as Noam Chomsky, Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey have written to Dr. Manmohan Singh, seeking his intervention on such similar arrests.
The recent coordinated 18-hour-long Taliban attacks in Kabul receive mention in the press. The Times of India, quotes Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who said that the attacks show a failure by Nato and Afghanistan Intelligence. The paper adds that captured militants confessed that the assault was carried out by the Haqqani network, operating along Afghan's Border with Pakistan.
Regarding results of the Civic body polls for 3 Delhi Muncipal Corporation; the Asian Age writes that the trends of the results are expected by 12 noon and the final tally should be out by 3 pm.
The Indian Express writes that India's youngest-ever pugilist to have qualified for the London Olympics, Assam's Shiv Thapa has been promised a reward of rupees Ten lakhs from Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi.
 The Times of India reports that the Union Ministry of Envoironment and Forests has banned the use of live animals in experiments and dissections in educational and research institutions, and has urged the use of alternatives, like computer simulation.

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