Saturday, April 14, 2012

'King size bailout for the maharaja


The Supreme Court upholding 25 percent seats for the poor under 'Right to Education' Act makes front page news in most newspapers. The Times of India calls it 'revolution in schooling' and explains that this would mean free schooling up to age 14 for poor students.
'Rs.30,000 crores to keep Air India in air' is the Hindustan Times headline, of the beleaguered national carrier. The Business Standard calls it a 'King size bailout for the maharaja.
The Hindustan Times, the Pioneer and the Statesman have a picture of the freed Italian Paul Bosusco. 'Bosusco says was treated well by rebels, time to head home' writes the Hindustan Times.
18 people getting life term for killing 23 muslims in Ode, during the Gujarat riots of 2002 features prominently in the Hindu and the Indian Express.
New York Life exiting India and selling its shares to a Japanese insurer is featured in the Economic Times as 'Mitsui to buy 26 percent in Max'. The Hindustan Times business page reports that as a consequence, Max India shares have jumped 8 percent.
With the threat of arrest looming large on Nupur Talwar, the Pioneer writes 'Nupur moves Supreme Court against NBW, hearing today'. 'Aarushi mom knocks at SC doors for bail' writes Mail Today.
The Hindu has an interesting picture on its front page. Captioned 'Chopper on roof', it shows a helicopter, which made an emergency landing on the terrace of a 5 storey residential building in Bangalore. 
The Times of India reports of scientists in Toronto who are close to developing a blood test that would detect breast cancer at a very early stage, and could make mammography obsolete.
Looking forward to attending a wedding or two this weekend? Well, there is a dampenar, 'MCD polls dry up Baisakhi shadis' writes Delhi Times, adding that no liquor licenses are being issued starting today.

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