Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bose, wizard of sound, dies at 83


Several dailies have reported on the food security bill. The Financial Express, under the headline "Congers CMs told to push food scheme in 'letter and spirit", writes that Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked Chief Ministers of party - ruled states to expeditiously implement the food security scheme in "letter and spirit".

"Quattrocchi dies, Bofors buried" - Hindustan Times says the man of controversy - high profile accused in India's first widely publicized scam has passed away at 74 in his Milan home. "Q carries money, mystery to grave" is the headline in Sunday Pioneer.

The aviation ministry is set to form an economic cell to collect seat info from all airlines in a move aimed at shielding flyers against exhorbitant fares and ensuring transparency, says The Times of India.

Under the caption "Aadhaar may speed up visa to US and Canada", Hindustan Times reports that the Unique Identification Authority of India is in talks with embassies to use Aadhaar based applications to simplify the visa processes.

Newspapers have also reported the death of Amar Gopal Bose, who brought concert hall quality into the living room. Hindustan Times says "Bose, wizard of sound, dies at 83". "Sound pioneer Amar Bose falls silent" says The Times of India.

The Sunday Pioneer writes that the US military has unveiled one of its most advanced humanoid robots known as Atlas, created to assist in emergency situations. The paper adds that the Atlas robot can make a range of natural movements and has an on-board, real time control computer.

Mail Today under the headline "Death in every breath you take" says that a study by Jawaharlal Nehru University has revealed that there are alarming levels of aerosols and heavy metals that could be carcinogenic, in Delhi's air.

And finally, The Asian Age writes that Chikan work, an embroidery for what Lucknow is famous for, is now facing a Chinese invasion with Chinese machine-made cheap imitations of chikan embroidery, very similar in designs and forms to the original, flooding the market.

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