Friday, June 21, 2013

Rescue gathers steam, but over 50,000 pilgrims still stranded

A human tragedy of man's making - DC
Himalayan tragedy: An ominous signal - Hans India
A Himalayan tragedy - Hindu
Himalayan Tsunami - TOI


Hogging the headline in almost all newspapers is the havoc that Uttarakhand is going through after 3 days of torrential rain, cloudbursts and flooding. Rescue and relief operations, being stepped up on a massive scale across the region have been reported by the newspapers. The Indian Express along with photograph, covers it under the headline "Rescue gathers steam, but over 50,000 pilgrims still stranded."

The Statesman writes on its front page that the rupee has fallen 300 percent against the dollar since 1991. The US federal reserve's decision to slow down the current 86 billion dollar-a-month bond purchase programme over the next few months and bring to a complete halt by mid-2014 sent panic waves across global currency markets.

According to the Times of India, MBBS doctors aspiring to pursue post-graduation will now have to compulsorily undertake a one-year rural posting before becoming eligible for such a course.

You can soon buy a fan that will bring down your monthly power bill by upto 50%. A story in the Hindustan Times states that the World Bank is providing 50 million dollars to the government Bureau of Energy efficiency (BBE) to produce 5 million super-energy efficient fans that would help India save 100 MW power every day.

The Asian Age front page story reveals what Indian Women do, online. The study "women and the web" says, of the 60 million women, 24 million logged on to the web daily. Most checked emails, followed by using search engines, social networking, music and video downloads, reading educational content, searching for jobs, hearing music and reading Indian news.

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