Friday, March 15, 2013

Early detection of 'Glaucoma' is key to preventing the rampant eye disease


On the Italian Marines issue, the unprecedented action of the Supreme Court restraining the Italian Ambassador from leaving India without its permission is duly highlighted in today's papers. The Hindu top headlines read "Supreme Court bars envoy from leaving India without its nod".

Hindustan Times writes that India has asked its Ambassador Designate to Italy Basant Gupta to defer his journey to Rome as he could face the same treatment in Italy.

The Business Line of the Hindu reports: Bringing cheer to the automobile and infrastructure companies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced the roll-out of the "Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission-II", which is expected to give a big push to urban infrastructure development.

Newspapers covered the story of allegations made by online portal Cobrapost which had carried-out a sting operation that allegedly revealed how India's top three private banks - ICICI, HDFC and The Axis bank were helping customers launder black money by opening benami accounts. The Asian Age reports that the three banks have instituted investigations into the allegations.

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has said that the new particle discovered last July is 'looking like the God particle' or the elusive Higgs Boson'. Quoting a CERN official, the Times of India writes that a lot more data will be studied over the next few months to make a precise announcement.

Hindustan Times reports that early detection of 'Glaucoma' is key to preventing the rampant eye disease, which is the third leading cause of blindness in India. Preventive checkups, therefore, are a must once a year - after hitting 45, reports the paper.

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