Saturday, August 18, 2012

Birth control pill successful on mice, men next?


The CAG's reports highlighting favouritism and irregularities in the coal, power and aviation sectors dominates the front pages of most papers. CAG indicts Centre on coal blocks, Reliance Power says the Statesman in its front page lead. The Financial Express reports "CAG puts coal loss at 1.86 lakh crore rupees, blames both Center and States".
While the migration of people of northeastern origin from some cities in South India is widely covered in the press, there is also speculation as to the forces fomenting this trouble. Quoting intelligence sources, the Asian Age writes "Exodus is ISI plot". The Hindustan Times reports that some Muslim groups in Assam are blaming perfume baron and All India United Democratic Front chief Badruddin Ajmal for the unrest.
The recommendations made by the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council in its Economic Outlook 2012-2013 are highlighted in all the papers. The Financial Express writes "Rangarajan bats for diesel subsidy cut, easier FDI in retail and aviation." The Hindustan Times reports "PM's men see lower growth, fewer jobs".
The Hindu, the Pioneer and the Statesman inform that the Cabinet has cleared a bill to protect street vendors against harassment and regulate their activities in public areas.
The Asian Age in a special story reports that after the United States mandated that drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens must carry a cancer warning, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has asked its scientific panel to study the contents of beverages in India to see if the same warning is required here as well.
Police firing on protesting miners in South Africa is prominently noticed on the international pages. "South Africa cops kill 36 striking miners" reads the Times of India headline. The Statesman writes "Mine bloodbath shocks South Africa".
News that cricketer VVS Laxman might retire soon is widely noticed in the papers. Highlighting that he was hurt by adverse comments made on him by former players working as commentators now, the Asian Age writes "Laxman might just retire, hurt".
And finally, some news that could bring a smile on women's faces as news comes about how men could share the burden of birth control. The Indian Express reports "Birth control pill successful on mice, men next?"

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