Saturday, November 17, 2012

India continues to top global pneumonia mortality list - nearly 1,100 children die of pneumonia every day in the country


The dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for UPA allies yesterday ahead of the winter session of Parliament dominates the front pages of most papers. "To ensure support, PM hosts allies" reports the Tribune. The Indian Express highlights the Prime minister's efforts to reach out to the Opposition as it writes "PM reaches out to BJP, invites top party leaders to dinner today".
The controversy over the tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halapannavar in Ireland after being denied abortion is prominently noticed on the front pages of the papers today. "India summons Irish envoy, tells Dublin to keep it informed on Savita probe" reports the Indian Express. The Times of India writes "Ireland to clarify abortion norms, says deputy PM".
Most papers take note of the condition of ailing Shiva Sena leader Bal Thackeray. The Hindustan Times quotes the party as saying "Thackeray still critical but improving". Highlighting the easing of tension in the city, the Pioneer writes "Balasaheb improves, Mumbai breathes easy".
The controversy over certain unsavoury remarks about non-vegetarains contained in a CBSE book is widely noticed in the papers today. Focussing on the intervention by Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha in the matter, the Pioneer reports "remove anti-Nadar chapter from CBSE book: Jaya to PM".
In a special story, the Tribune quotes UNICEF statistics to write "India continues to top global pneumonia mortality list". The paper reveals a shocking statistic - nearly 1100 children die of pneumonia every day in the country.
And finally, if you have wondered how Albert Einstein became the genius that he was, we now may have an answer. The Times of India reports that recently discovered photographs of Einsteins brain helped scientists in America compare it with 85 normal human brains. They found that Einstein's brain had an extraordinary prefrontal cortex which may have contributed to his remarkable genius.

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