Tuesday, November 6, 2012

13 Haryana men rape 17-year-old


Indian Express under the headline, "BJP leader quits citing Gadkari taint" reports that BJP's national executive member Mahesh Jethmalani has resigned saying he could not serve there as long as Gadkari remained BJP President. Under the caption, "Gadkari in a deeper hole after IQ test", The Asian Age says Gadkari faced more flak for drawing a comparison between the IQ levels of Swami Vivekananda and fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim.
Hindustan Times, under the headline, "13 Haryana men rape 17-year-old", has reported that 13 suspects gangraped a 17 year old girl at a railway station near Karnal. The Indian Express has reported another shocking incident where a 27 year old Spanish national living in Mumbai's upmarket suburb of Bandra was raped by a thief.
The Pioneer writes that Union Minister Srikant Jena has sought Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's resignation and demanded he be charged with criminal conspiracy for a mining ore scam of 4 lakh crore rupees.
The Times of India under the caption, "DoT tightens rules for mobile connections" reports that from November 9, mobile phone connections will be issued only after physical verification of subscribers and police inquiries will be instituted against those submitting forged documents.
The Asian Age says that Delhiites will have to settle for a smog-ridden Diwali this year as the thick haze that has settled over the city is not expected to dissipate in the coming week.
The Times of India reports that the final Pew Research Poll released showed Barack Obama huffing to a 48 to 45 lead after previous surveys showed them deadlocked or having miniscule leads.
Under the headline, "IITians to fork out 1.6 lakh rupees more", The Pioneer reports that the standing committee of the IIT Council has decided on an 80% hike in the annual fee structure for the undergraduate programmes across all IITs.
And finally, The Times of India writes that scientists have developed a new promising device that uses energy from a beating heart to power a pacemaker, eliminating the need for surgeries to replace batteries.

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