Today's Newspapers Headlines
Many leading dailies today have reported on the Apathetic attitude of the police and the public, in an interview given by the friend of the Delhi gang rape victim to a TV news channel. "Rape victims friend appears on TV, slams police, 'apathetic public'" reports the Indian Express. "Three PCRs wasted 30 minutes arguing about jurisdiction" reports the Times of India and adds that the cops did not lift the victim and that her friend had to lift her with his injuries.
The lowering of the age bar for juvenile delinquents from 18 to 16 at a high level meeting has also been highlighted by the newspapers. "Few takers for death penalty; many states want 16 as juvenile age bar", notes the Hindu. The Tribune adds "No consensus on death for rapists".
"While the entire country agitated over the Delhi gang rape, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said, rapes are mainly prevalent in urban India due to western influence and that such crimes do not happen in Bharat - rural areas", reports the Hindu. The Asian Age notes "RSS Boss, BJP draw flak for shockers".
The continuing cold wave in North India finds a mention in major news dailies. "It's close to freezing and there is no respite insight" reports the Hindustan Times. The Times of India notes "Delhi at 2.7 degrees celsius, Gurgaon 0.7 degrees celsius".
Indian Space Scientists' tryst with Mars will begin with the launch of a probe in October to explore the red planets atmosphere and search for life sustaining elements, reports the Pioneer.
Newspapers like the Hindu and the Asian Age have displayed on their front page a photograph of the 15-year old Pakistan activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating girls' education, emerging from the queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Thursday after she was temporarily discharged.
The Asian Age reports that Indian-American physician Ami Bera and the first Hindu US legislator Ms. Tulsi Gabbard on Friday were sworn in as newly elected members of the US House of Representatives. Ms. Tulsi Gabbard is the first to take oath of office in the US on the Bhagwad Gita.
And finally, the Asian Age reports with the photograph of musicians playing John Lennon's Imagine in a memorial tribute to the 23-year old gang rape victim during a mass guitar Ensemble comprising 600 guitarists in Darjeeling on Thursday. The musical tribute to the gang rape victim was a bid to spread "Hope, peace and promise".