Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rape & suicide: HC says enough is enough


Today's Newspapers Headlines

While most newspapers have reported the deteriorating condition of the Delhi gang rape victim, the 23 year old braveheart succumbed to her injuries early this morning in Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore.

"Transport department lies through its teeth as bus had no permit". Under that headline, The Pioneer reports that the Delhi Transport Corporation's white lie regarding suspension of the permit of the bus in which the 23 year old paramedic was gang-raped, has been exposed, as it has come to light that the bus was running illegally without a permit.

"Rape & suicide: HC says enough is enough", under that headline, The Tribune reports that the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, while taking suo motu cognizance of news reports on suicide by a minor over alleged harassment by police after rape, has issued notices to Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh directing the authorities to fix responsibility on the erring officers before submitting a detailed report on the incident and circumstances leading to the suicide.

The Pioneer under the headline, "Indian in Germany has tongue slashed for resisting Islamists" says that Bonn Police authorities had reason to believe the victim's story that the assailants threatened to cut off his tongue after he ignored their demands to convert to Islam.

The Hindu reports that the two Australian DJs who made a hoax call to a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine are unlikely to face prosecution.

The Times of India writes that Delhi Cricket stars Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli are seen as likely replacements in case selectors decide to relieve Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India's test captaincy.

Finally, Contrary to popular belief, Intensive Care Units in Indian hospitals are teeming with bad bugs, reports The Times of India, adding that infection rate in Indian ICUs is 40% higher than even general wards.

Top news: Delhi gang-rape victim dies

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