Saturday, April 13, 2013

Airtel cannot add 3G customers in seven Circles, says Supreme Court


India and Germany signing several Pacts and Agreements during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Berlin, is a top story in the Press. The Statesman reports that Germany will provide a 7,000 crore Rupee loan for a Green Energy Corridor in India.

"Airtel cannot add 3G customers in seven Circles, says Supreme Court", is the Financial Express headline. Bharti Airtel has been prohibited from adding new 3G customers in the seven Circles where it does not possess 3G licenses.

The Asian Age reports that the CPI(M) has indicated that it will not take disciplinary action against its student wing cadres for the attack on Mamta Banerjee, Amit Mitra and others at the Planning Commission on Tuesday.

The Times of India writes that RBI Deputy Governor has said that the Bank is initiating action against the ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank - after a sting operation showed some of its staffers indulging in money laundering.

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) insists that the BJP declare its Prime Ministerial candidate, reports the Pioneer. This is seen as an effort to block the chances of Narendra Modi and to ensure that the NDA goes to the poll with a 'Secular' face.

A study published in the Hindu shows how social media platforms could affect the outcome of the next Lok Sabha Elections. Survey results in over 150 constituencies are decided by Facebook users - making them the newest vote bank - with the power to shape Indian Politics.

And finally, The Times of India carries an interesting story. The 'holiday homework' of a few school children in Delhi, wherein they carried out a door-to-door campaign to enlist people for Organ Donation, has left even hardened medical professionals at a loss for words. Students from classes 3 to 5 have enlisted more than 100 people for organ donation. The Organ Retrieval and Banking organization at AIIMS is now following up and enrolling the donors.

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