Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sabarmati redemption: 31 degrees for jailbird in 6 years

Today's Newspaper Headlines

The front pages of most newspapers this morning have carried the story of the Congress Chintan Shivir. "Sonia to Congress: Respond to demanding, changing India" says The Indian Express. Under the headline, "Sonia backs reforms as Rahul dominates show", Hindustan Times writes that Sonia Gandhi gave her preion for the 2014 polls: Focus on youth, inclusive growth and alliances.

Under the headline, "Gravity of crime or age of accused? SC to examine" The Indian Express writes that Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar has said that Delhi Police was in favour of amending the law to reduce the age of juvenility from the existing 18 to 16 years.

"Sabarmati redemption: 31 degrees for jailbird in 6 years". Under this headline, The Times of India reports that instead of keeping his head low and cursing his fate for his situation, Bhanu Patel, a doctor by profession, obtained 31 educational qualifications while at Sabarmati Jail from 2005 to 2011, thus earning him a place in Unique World Records and Asia Book of Records.

Hindsutan Times reports that by February 1, all public transport vehicles plying on Delhi roads will have to display the credentials of the driver and other staff of the vehicle.

The Asian Age reports that Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau Assistant Director Kamran Faisal who was investigating the Rental Power Project scam in which Pakistan PM Raja Parvez Ashraf is involved, has been found dead.

"NASA beams Mona Lisa to Moon with laser". Under this headline, The Times of India reports that in a major advance in laser communication, NASA scientists have beamed a picture of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, Mona Lisa, to be received 384,400 kms away by a powerful spacecraft orbiting the Moon.

And finally, under the headline "This time, roses bloom early and dash farmers' hopes for Valentine's day", The Hindu reports that a warmer winter this year has turned out to be a thorn in the flesh for rose growing farmers as higher than normal temperatures have resulted in earlier bloom of roses.

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