Friday, April 5, 2013

People want me to repay India's debt: Narendra Modi

People want me to repay India's debt: Narendra Modi (Zee)
Building collapses in Thane near Mumbai (NDTV)
Hyderabad schools openly flouting RTE Act (Postnoon)
Days after TPC massacre, Maoists counterattack, kill five policemen (Indian Express)
A whopping 100 billion planets may be like Earth in our Milky Way Galaxy? (Indian Express)
Royal Challengers Bangalore hold nerve to beat Mumbai Indians (DNA)
Chris Gayle proves a big hit in Bangalore (Skysport)
High octane start for IPL season in Bangalore (New York Daily)
Gayle innings and smart bowling hand Royal Challengers win over Mumbai (Keeda of Sports)


The Prime Minister's promise to revive Economic Growth during his address to the Confederation of Indian Industry - is a top story in several News Papers. "PM hints at more reforms, asks India Inc to have Faith", headlines Hindustan Times.

The Tribune and the Pioneer report that President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Anti Rape Bill that provides for life term and even death sentence to be awarded to the offenders.

The Tribune and the Pioneer mention that the Centre has issued an advisory to all States to review the facility of Street Lighting in Public Place, to ensure the safety of women.

"Plastic waste - a Time Bomb Ticking for India, says Supreme Court", headlines Times of India, with India generating 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste annually - and Delhi accounting for a staggering 690 tonnes a day!

Hindustan Times informs us that three Indian brothers from New Delhi were felicitated by US Vice President Joe Biden - in recognition of their work to end violence against women through their NGO Shakti Vahini.

The Asian Age has a delightfull photograph of 6 year old Pooja of Bikaner - who was handed over to Indian authorities by Pakistan after she had mistakenly crossed the International Border while grazing cattle.

The Economic Times writes - "The Alphonso comes to Aam Aadmi!". The premium Alphonso mango, usually savoured or gifted by corporate bigwigs, is suddenly affordable for regular folks - as demand in the troubled Western economies, once its biggest market, has crashed.

And finally, Hindustan Times likes that Chinese scientists have developed the world's lightest substance - Carbon Aerogel - an environmentally friendly Super Sponge - that can absorb huge quantities of material such as oil spills in water and even air pollutants.

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