Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Modi boards Rajdhani Express


Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi scoring a hat trick yesterday and the Congress wresting power in Himachal Pradesh, is the lead story in today's papers. "Modi boards Rajdhani Express", Victory speech hints at national ambitions, writes Hindustan Times. "Congress's next big task : Choosing Himachal CM" - Virbhadra is front runner but others are eyeing the post too, writes the Tribune.
India and ASEAN yesterday agreeing to elevate their relations to Strategic Partnership level, is also covered by the day's papers. The Indian Express writes that Vietnam, furious over Chinese passports showing the South China Sea as part of Chinese waters, seeks ASEAN support to keep Beijing at Bay.
23-year old Delhi rape victim's vital parameters coming within normal, appears in the press. "Rape victim wants culprits punished" reads The Hindu's headline. The Mail Today writes that the main accused in the incident Ram Singh, was remorseless during police interrogation and he said he was taking 'revenge' for her insults.
India winning yesterday's T20 match against England is headlined by Hindustan Times as, "Shorter it gets, the better it is for India". The paper says that Yuvraj Singh first pulled back England picking up 3 wickets, and then smashed 38, to pave the way for India's victory.
The Statesman writes that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is seeking inputs from stakeholders on the tariff for National Roaming services, moving a step closer to providing free roaming by 2013.
Ultra secret talks have been setup in France by it's Government for the Taliban, and all Afghan political factions are to meet for the first time to hold free discussions on neutral territory, writes The Hindu.
And finally, The Times of India reports about a new light bulb that glows on power generated by gravitational pull. Designed by a London based Initiative, this works on a sack of sand pulling a rope through a dynamo which generates electricity to power an LED light bulb, reports the paper.

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