Three more kids raped in city - Hindustan Times
NEWSPAPER HEADLINES (21.4.2013)
Public protests on Delhi streets against the brutal rape of a five year old girl even as the accused was arrested from Bihar dominate the front pages of most papers. "Delhi rape accused arrested, claims he had an accomplice" reports the Indian Express in its front page lead. The Hindustan Times, citing statistics of the National Crime Record Bureau for the period 2001-2011, writes "Shocking: 336% rise in child rape cases in India in 10 years".
Changes in the Defence Procurement Procedure approved by the Defence Ministry are keenly noticed in the press. The Tribune says that the key feature of this new policy is that "Indian arms and ammunition manufacturers are to get top priority. The Asian Age writes "foreign vendors to be last resort".
Widespread protests in Bengal over the shutting down of operations by the Saradha Group in which thousands of investors lost their savings are prominently noticed in the press. "Trinamool Congress Government in doci, chit fund scam burns Bengal" writes the Pioneer while the Hindu quotes senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy as saying "Trinamool has nothing to do with deposit raising companies".
Most papers take note of reports of a Chinese incursion into Ladakh. The Times of India reports "Cautious Government says two countries have varying perceptions of Line of Actual Control". The Indian Express writes "Bid on to resolve face off over Chinese troop camp in Ladakh".
And finally, the Times of India says that innovator Sumit Dagar has developed a unique smart phone which can convert any SMS or e-mail into braille and thus help visually challenged people to to read them.