Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hate speech accused MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi has been slapped with charges of sedition

Most newspapers this morning have reported the aftermath of the savage killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army. Under the headline, "Army readies tough reply to Pak butchery", Mail Today reports that the beheading of a soldier has angered the army's rank and file and has prompted strong political and diplomatic action.
"Train pain: Now, pay a lot more for travel". Under that headline, Hindustan Times reports that the rail fare hike announced one and a half month's before the presentation of the rail budget will keep the rail budget politically palatable.
The Times of India reports that Haryana's khaps have formed a 17-member panel to appear before the Supreme Court to ask for Lok Adalat status for them and seek amendments to the Hindu Marriage Act to accommodate the social customs of the region which prohibit same-gotra marriages.
Hindustan Times reports that hate speech accused MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi has been slapped with charges of sedition.
The Pioneer reports that the Central Vigilance Committee on Public Distribution System has suggested that the state governments must constitute Civil Supplies Corporation to directly lift food grains and supply them to fair price shops which should be managed by cooperative societies and not private individuals.
The Asian Age reports that ten students, 8 of them from IITs, scored 100% in the Common Admission Test - CAT 2012, for entry into the Indian Institutes of Management and other business schools.
Diesel cars are likely to get costlier after Budget 2013-14, reports Hindustan Times, as the finance ministry is proposing to levy and additional excise duty on diesel cars across categories.
And finally, under the caption, "Drug to help paralysed walk again", The Times of India says that scientists at Stanford University, California have developed a pill which they claim could help paralysed people walk again.

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