Friday, May 11, 2012

SC move may nix Balakrishnan's NHRC tenure


The deepening crisis in the aviation industry dominates the front pages of most papers. With many pilots of Kingfisher Airlines reporting sick even as Air India pilots continue with their strike, the Hindustan Times observes "Kingfisher catches AI bug, fliers suffer as fares jump". The Asian Age writes "No end to AI strike in sight, stir in KF too".

Union Home Minister P Chidambarm's denial that he had misused his office as Finance minister to help his son acquire business interests in telecom operator Aircel is widely covered in the press. "PC rebuts charges against son as BJP screams scam" writes the Times of India. The Statesman says "Uproar in LS, PC dismisses Opposition charge".

Most papers highlight the fresh attempts being made by the government to evolve a consensus on the Lokpal bill. "Looking for lokpal consensus, govt opens fresh talks" reports the Hindustan Times. The Asian Age states "Govt reaches out to Opposition over Lokpal".

Highlighting the Supreme Court's refusal to order a Presidential reference against National Human Rights Commission chief K G Balakrishnan for his alleged misconduct as Judge in the Supreme Court, the Times of India observes "SC asks centre to examine allegations against ex CJI". The Pioneer writes "SC move may nix Balakrishnan's NHRC tenure".

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