Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pranab saddened by report that no Indian University figures in top 200


The PM defending the recent big ticket reforms, despite growing resistance, makes for top headlines today."It takes courage and some risks to break policy logjam, says PM" - headlines the Hindu. "Must act or face 5% growth in the 12th Five Year Plan period, warns government", highlights the Business Standard.

With clearance of 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, Business Standard reports that Walmart is likly to be the first big International Player - operating through its partner Bharti - if it decides to extend this partnership.

"More coal mine deals may be scrapped - JSW Steel loses Bengal Block" reports Business Line - though the Indian Express reports that Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that the coal block controversy would soon be forgotten.

The Papers have reported President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to IIT Kharagpur. "Pranab saddened by report that no Indian University figures in top 200", writes the Hindu.

"Ghaziabad riots: 6 die in cop firing," Hindustan Times writes that Police firing in Ghaziabad on Friday, claimed the lives of six people. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered a special enquiry and a compensation of 5 lakhs Rs.

Mail Today writes, 'Here's some good news for victims of the MMS menace. Circulation of an obscene MMS clip of a women will soon land the sender and those sharing the content in jail for upto 3 years, as per new rules proposed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.'

Hindustan Times writes that 23 year old Delhi lad - Virat Kohli, who has had a dream run in the last 12 months, was, on Saturday, named ODI Cricketer of the Year.

And finally, Times of India informs us that on account of significant advances in forensic sciences, investigators may be able to re-construct the faces of criminals from a single speck of blood left at the crime scene, as DNA could soon reveal what a suspect looks like.

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