Monday, March 11, 2013

NIS expels Ram Singh, Vijender may be quizzed


Olympian boxer Vijender Singh's photograph appears on the front pages of most papers this morning with various headlines in connection with the massive drug haul. 'Vijender to be grilled by cops within 72 hours', writes the Hindustan Times. 'NIS expels Ram Singh, Vijender may be quizzed', says the Tribune.

The Times of India in a front page story writes that the River Yamuna is dirtier than ever, even after the government has spent 6 thousand 500 crore rupees, 19 years after the Supreme Court first scrutinized pollution in the Yamuna. The paper further adds that Delhi's drinking water is contaminated with tonnes of Industrial waste from Industries located upstream who deposit untreated waste into the river leading to heavy metals in the water.

In a related story, most papers write about Yamuna activists planning a March into Jantar Mantar today, demanding that the river be cleaned up. 'Save Yamuna Rally to enter Delhi today,' is the Statesman headline. 'Avoid Mathura road towards Faridabad', writes Mail Today.

In a significant archeological discovery, the remains of an ancient city that may be 2,500 years old have been found at Tari ghat, 30 kilometers from Raipur in Chattisgarh. According to the Asian Age, the ruins of the city exposed on the surface indicate that the settlement dates back to the 3rd Century B.C.

'India first', is Modi's new mantra writes the Hindu. According to the paper, at a video conference organised by the overseas friends of the BJP, Mr. Modi said, he had a simple definition for secularism : India first. The Indian Express, the Times of India, Mail Today and other papers report that Modi also said that people will forgive mistakes if a government serves them well.

Finally, chewing gum can help you stay focused for longer, on tasks that require continuous monitoring claims a study conducted by the Cardiff University in London. The Hindustan Times has reported this story. 'Chew to concentrate', writes the Pioneer reporting the study published in the British journal of Psychology.

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