Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shinde: Rapes happen all over India


Most newspapers, this morning, have covered the widespread protests across Delhi against the rape of a five-year-old girl. The Pioneer headline reads, 'Protesters lay siege to 7 Racecourse road, 10 Janpath'. The Asian Age says, as people's anger rises, the Ministry of Home Affairs is mulling disciplinary action against top police officers. The paper adds that the accused, Manoj Kumar had, earlier, raped a girl in his Bihar village after which the panchayat forced him to marry her. Hindustan Times reports that as the city continued to be on the egde, three more cases of minor girls being raped were reported in Delhi.

Hindustan Times reports that the Centre has approached the Attorney General on the legal validity of an out-of-court settlement with Vodafone on its 11,200-crore rupee tax dispute.

The Times of India writes that a US report on human rights says that human rights groups continue to allege that investigative bodies in their reports have shown bias in favour of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi while expressing concern over his government's failure to protect people or arrest those responsible for communal violence in 2002.

'Z' category security cover has been approved by the Home Ministry for Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, following a threat letter purportedly from Indian Mujahideen, reports The Hindu.

Uzbekistan born Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov has displaced London-based NRI billionaire Lakshmi Mittal as the richest man in the United Kingdom, says The Tribune.

And finally, the Times of India writes that researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have developed a revolutionary new technique to deliver and fully release an anti-HIV drug into the brain.

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