Wednesday, January 23, 2013

23 crore children are studying in 13 lakh schools across the country


Photographs of Barack Obama being sworn in for a second term as US President, watched by first lady Michelle Obama appear on several front pages. The Hindu writes that Obama took the oath on Bibles once owned by Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln.
Regarding Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remark against Saffron terror - The Asian Age writes that he had raised the issue recently - as Intelligence Agencies had warned of a 'real threat' from right wing extremist organisations.
"In a Leg-Up to the Centres' literacy initiative, a national survey has revealed that almost 23 crore children are studying in 13 lakh schools across the country, reports The Times of India.
The Financial Express writes that 'India is set for a record wheat output, thanks to the recent rains and prevailing cold weather condition in northern India.
Hindustan Times writes that with an eye towards the possible security fall out from US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, the Government is planning to use empowered Sarpanches and Panches to build a democratic movement in the valley at the grassroots level.
'Ikea's FDI proposal gets Foreign Investment Promotion Boards Nod' - in its entirety, Can sell products apart from furniture in its stores and can run its signature restaurants and Cafes', reports the Indian Express.
In a word of warning, Hindustan Times writes - Think twice before using your mobile phone at a petrol pump, as static electricity from your handset could spark off a major fire if it comes in contact with petroleum fumes that may be released while filing your car or scooter tank.
And finally, The Times of India writes that mountaineer Ashok Munne from Nagpur, who lost his right leg in a train accident five years ago and wears an artificial limb known as Freedom Foot, plans to scale Mount Everest in March this year .

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