Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rape victim clings to life; MHA for death in most brutal cases


All major newspapers have reported the story of the horrific rape in Delhi on their front pages. Hindustan Times says, "India against rape: Parliament, public unite over Delhi horror; MPs demand death for rapists, while The Asian Age caption says "Rape victim clings to life; MHA for death in most brutal cases". "India demands justice, NOW! Victim relapses, next 48 hours crucial" reads the Pioneer headline while The Times of India says "Enough Talk. Let's make women safe".
The Indian Express writes that a man accused of planting bombs on the Samjhauta Express in 2007 has allegedly told investigators that he was part of a group of Hindu extremists who planted bombs at a mosque in Maharashtra's Malegaon town in 2006.
The Tribune writes that police have dropped all charges against Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Shrinivasan whose arrest over a Facebook post criticising shutdown in Mumbai during Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray's funeral had sparked an uproar.
The Times of India reports that India is witnessing a significant reduction in fresh cases of the deadly HIV which have come down by 57%.
The Business Standard and the Hindu have reported the government making it mandatory to have an Aadhar Card and a Bank account for beneficiaries of the direct cash transfer scheme.
Under the headline, "Government seeks to record every detail of foreign students", The Indian Express says the government has rolled out a mechanism to keep an eye on all foreign students in the country.
Hindustan Times reports that there is a proposal from Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) underlining the need for a hotline between the ANF heads and India's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to generate better coordination to combat the scourge of drugs and enable real time sharing of information.
And finally, The Hindu reports that the Uttarakhand police has honoured a girl with a cheque for 5100 rupees, a shawl and a bouquet as a token of appreciation for her refusal to marry a man demanding dowry from her parents.

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