Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pak authorities supported attack on Sarabjit Singh: HR watchdog

Pak authorities supported attack on Sarabjit Singh: HR watchdog

The CBI may name top officials in new coal report writes the Asian Age in a front page story. Mail Today reports that in the first interview with the CBI Director after the Supreme Court slammed the Government on coalgate, the CBI Director said that if in reality the CBI has to he independent, it requires functional independence and structural changes.

Anger over Sajjan Verdict holds up Metro and road traffic reports Hindustan Times. According to the paper, the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case led to public rage with protestors blocking road and metro traffic at Subhash nagar metro station. 'The benefit of doubt saved Sajjan Kumar', writes the Economic Times. The Times of India headline reads, 'CBI will appeal Sajjan's acquittal, says Counsel'.

Most papers, this morning, highlight the hike in auto and taxi fares from today. 'Shell out up to 25% more on auto, taxi in Delhi from today', reads the Pioneer's headline of the story. Auto and taxi fares up, first increase in 3 years, writes the Indian Express.

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the richer scale shook Jammu and Kashmir and many other parts of Northern India including the national capital, reports the Times of India. 'Third quake in 15 days rattles North India', says Mail Today. The Tribune has a front page photograph of patients outside the district hospital and reports that 25 children were among the 58 hurt as one person was killed in the aftermath of the quake. Score of building were damaged in the twin districts of Doda and Kistwar writes the Pioneer.

And finally, in a pioneering surgery a two year old girl born without a windpipe, has become the youngest ever patient to have a vital organ successfully grown, from her own stem cell. After living for two years in Intensive care with a breathing tube, the little girl from Korea was able to breathe on her own. Asian Age, the Tribune, and many other papers have reported this story.

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