Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pilots hijack Air India again


The Finance bill which was passed by the Lok Sabha yesterday figures  prominently in the dailies. 'Pranab's voda message for MNC's - India no tax haven' is the Hindustan Times headline.
The Centre seeking to withdraw the 2G review petition in the Supreme Court is covered prominently by the Hindu and the Indian Express.
'Pilots hijack Air India again' is the Indian Express headline, which shows stranded passengers at the Delhi airport, as a result of 13 flights which were cancelled.
Most papers have a picture of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. ' Threat of US curbs on Iran oil import still looms over Delhi' writes the Asian Age, of the US giving no firm assurance to India on the issue. 
Supreme Court striking down Haj subsidy finds place in almost every paper.  'Quotes from the Quaran, says pilgrimage should be at one's own expense, wants subsidy to end in 10 years is the Tribune headline.
'How safe is the new medicine which the doctor prescribed? asks the Hindustan Times. 'Swallow this - drugs being sold without safety tests and trials' writes the paper.
Irom Sharmila, the Iron lady of Manipur who has been fasting for the last eleven years against the Armed Force Special Powers Act has been featured in Ripleys Believe it or not, informs the Times of India.
The Economic Times writes of an unusual hobby of the rich - collecting rate whiskey bottles. 'Antique whiskey gives investment high to Indians' writes the paper. With only 3 bottles of a rate single malt in the world, which is priced at 100,000 pounds each, two are with people of Indian origin.
Guess what's the biggest phobia in the world? asks the Times of India. It's nomophobia - the fear of being  without your mobile phone, writes the Times of India, according to a study in the UK.

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