Friday, September 28, 2012

Is it Time up for watches?


Two stories that are reported extensively by the day's papers are: A five-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court giving a free hand to the government in allocating natural resources; and a proposal enabling the Government to put a price cap on essential drugs to bring all 348 drugs on the National List of Essential Medicines under price control.

Union Tribal Welfare Minister Kishore Chandra Deo canceling, in the interest of tribals, seven bauxite mining licenses issued by Andhra Pradesh six years ago, has been reported by The Indian Express.

The Supreme Court shifting the trial of former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah to Mumbai, in the case relating to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter has been highlighted by most papers.

"At BJP meet, Gadkari calls for 'Social harmony", condemns anti- Islam film," is a prominent headline in the Indian Express.

In a landmark ruling, the Uttar Pradesh State Consumer Grievances Redressal Commission has ordered the LIC Housing Finance Company to pay 85 lakh rupees to a complainant for misplacing the sale deed of the house mortgaged by him in 1998 against two loans amounting to nine lakh rupees, reports the Asian Age.

Hindustan Times writes that alarmed by the falling sex ratio in Odisha, the state Government has decided to use pregnant women in sting operations for nailing clinics and nursing homes conducting prenatal sex determination tests for selective sex elimination.

"Exclusive buses for Ladies (Run by the Delhi Transport Corporation) are back", writes Hindustan Times.

And finally, a report in the Times of India says that one in four people now use their mobile phones or computers to check time instead of watches, "Is it Time up for watches?", wonders the paper.

1 comment:

  1. Why do we need watches anyway? After all we will be protesting for some cause or the other in Jantar Mantar where we have SOLAR DIAL CLOCK