Saturday, September 8, 2012

Coal fire burns as session ends

Today's Newspapers Headlines

Predictably the Coal Block allocation issue continues to dominate the news paper headlines today. "Coal fire burns as session ends", headlines The Pioneer. The Indian Express headlines "PM slams BJP, says won't sweep CAG coal report under carpet".

Adding another facet to the issue, The Hindustan Times reports on it's lead page "PM opted out of coal block auction in 2005; to avoid delay Manmohan chose screening route". In a related story The Times of India reports "Ministers' kin landing coal blocks adds to UPA woes. The Hindu adds in another story that the Shah Panel has indicted former Chief Minister of Goa Digamber Kamat in a mining scam.

In it's lead page story The Economic Times reports "PM slams politics of obstruction- and calls disruption of house total negation of democracy" while The Asian Age says "Just four bills passed this House session".

Reporting on the new break through in Indo-Pak relations, The Mail Today says " Eye on new visa dawn- Krishna and Khar to sign historic pact". The Indian Express adds "Group visas, easier to travel, in new pact to be signed with Pak today".

The Asian Age in it's front page story reports that at the annual DGP's conference, the top police brass has been warned of the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen's resurgence and that the IM "has ISI patronage".

Economic dailies and The Times of India and Indian Express have reported on the rise of the Sensex by over 337 points in it's biggest single-day gain in two months on buying across- the - board after the European Central Bank unveiled a new plan to buy bonds.

In it's front page story The Hindu reports that "Fuel price hike likely next week" and that the government seems to be bracing for an across- the- board hike in the prices of petrol, diesel, LPG cylinders and Kerosene.

The Pioneer reports that an endangered aquatic plant from the Crinum Family, touted to be one of the earliest life forms on earth, has been found near the Malabar Coast in Kerela.

And finally, The Times of India reports that scientists have discovered a new cancer treatment that outranks others- marriage. Married patients with advanced lung cancer are likely to survive longer after treatment, according to study by the University of Maryland Cancer Centre in Baltimore.

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