Monday, November 5, 2012

Race is virtually tied, but Obama has edge


Yesterday's Congress rally in Delhi, is the lead in most papers of the day. 'Congress takes corruption war to Opposition, defends reforms', writes Hindustan Times.
Elections are in the air as most newspapers report of a record turnout in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll. The story's headline in Hindustan Times reads, 'Record 75% turnout may spell BJP trouble.' 
Tomorrow's US Presidential poll is also noticed prominently. 'Race is virtually tied, but Obama has edge', says the Asian Age. 'Lull after storm: Obama, Romney teams clutch at straws in the wind', writes the Indian Express.
'India leads life insurance race', under that headline, the Asian Age reports that according to the latest report of the 'World Economic Forum', India is the world's top-ranked country in terms of life insurance density.
'Surgeons from West may head for OTs here', reads the headline of the Indian Express story which reports that trainee surgeons from the West could head to private hospitals in India to sharpen their skills. 
Delhi University is going to introduce a bio-metric system for recording teachers' attendance by January, reports Mail Today.
A story in the Hindu says that the news of fresh sighting of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard near Bellary has brought cheer to bird-watchers and wildlife activists.
And finally, Hindustan Times reports about a village school which is a class apart. An all-girls government school in a village near Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh uses YouTube videos in class, makes kids meditate, and gets great results too. The school boasts of a fully computerized  database of students and staff. Despite charging a humble fee, it has well-paid teachers, and it has inspired eight schools in Bhopal to replicate its teaching model, reports the paper.

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