Saturday, May 12, 2012

'Acelor - Mittal Orbit' is London's tallest structure - at 114.5 meters


An Ambedkar cartoon in a class XI NCERT text book rocking Parliament yesterday, is given top slot in this morning's Press. "60 year old Ambedkar cartoon halts Parliament" is a Hindustan Times headline. The paper adds it was sketched by noted cartoonist - Keshav Shankar Pillai (popularly known as Shankar).

Air India strike has been noticed on front pages by many papers. Business Line reports as stir continues, "Air India draws up contingency plan".

"Raja doesn't deserve bail" - writes Mail Today, adding that the CBI called for former Telecom Minister A Raja to be kept behind bars - because of his outsized role in the multi crore 2G spectrum scam.

"Supreme Court order CBI inquiring into 'Yeddyurappa-JSW Steel', in the Karnataka mining scam" - headlines the Financial Express for, allegedly, granting undue favors to JSW Steel in lieu of donations to a Charitable Trust run by his kin.

Quoting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Bannerjee, a Statesman headline reads - "Early Lok Sabha polls likely: Mamta". She told her party leaders she had information that Lok Sabha elections (due in 2014) may be advanced to 2013.

A scuffle between officers and Jawans of an army artillery unit near the Sino-Indian border last evening, also receives front page coverage in many dailies.

AND FINALLY, The Asian Age carries a photograph of a giant steel sculpture after it was unveiled at the 'Olympic Park' in London, yesterday. Designed by Mumbai born artist Anish Kapur in collaboration with Cecil Balmond, it is called the 'Acelor - Mittal Orbit' and is London's tallest structure - at 114.5 meters.

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