Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mission Possible


"Mission Possible" reads the Mail Today headline, as it reports India's PSLV successfully put into orbit Seven Satellites in the space of four minutes, including an Indo-French oceanographic spacecraft that will study changes in the environment.

The front page story on Hindustan Times says, the UPA Government is set to go all out to woo women in the coming budget with a slew of incentives including gender-oriented spending programmes, Special Saving Schemes and greater tax exemptions.

"The Oscar Goes to..." under this headline, The Statesman on its front page has shown the photograph of the winners of the 85th Academy Awards while reporting that Iran's state TV dismissed the Best Film-ARGO, as an advertisement for the CIA.

Patiala Mayor Jaspal Pardhan today resigned from his post two days after a case of murder was registered against him and two others, reports The Tribune.

Over 50 million Provident Fund subscribers will get 8.5 percent interest for their deposits for 2012-13 higher than 8.25 percent disbursed in previous financial years reports The Asian Age.

Six suspicious bags that surfaced in different parts of Delhi within a span of three hours created a scare in some areas and had the bombs squad hopping from one site to the next. By the evening, all six were declared to be hoax. The Pioneer covers it under the headline "Terror dry run or hoax in Delhi".

The Times of India reports that weight loss pills, available as steroids act by altering appetite, metabolism or absorption of nutrients, can actually kill. The paper adds youngsters must be sensitized to its ill effects and false claim made by some fitness experts.
And finally, a large number of singers and musicians got together for "A Musical Journey for World Peace", at Jorhat in eastern Assam. They played 315 musical instruments during the musical journey as accompanying vocalists presented the biggest non-classical symphony of its kind in the world.

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