Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hospitals give a dose of happy hours to lure patients

•    The Election Commission declaring poll dates for five states is the lead in almost all dailies. "Poll season opens, dates out for 5 states, Delhi votes on December 4th is the Hindustan Times headline.
•    Most papers have given details about seat sharing projections and the contestants. While the Statesman writes 'Sheila confident of fourth victory' ,Mail Today, quoting  Kejriwal says' we are confident of winning 47 seats in Delhi'.
•    The other big story of the day is the aftermath of the center's decision to form  a separate state of Telangana. 'Six union ministers, five congress MPs resign, bandh cripples life in state' is the headline in the Pioneer. The Hindu says "violence, tension, as anti Congress sentiment sweeps the region, government seeks 25 more companies of central forces.
•    The Asian Age has a picture of devotees performing a ritual to pay obeisance to one's ancestors on  the last day of Shraadh yesterday. 'Light rain brings festive nip in city on the eve of Navratras writes the Times of India. " Winter takes a rain check in capital' says the Pioneer, adding that the temperature settled at 26.1 C in Delhi yesterday, the lowest in 5 years.
•    Did you think that happy hours are restricted to restaurants and bars? Well, not anymore. 'Hospitals give a dose of happy hours to lure patients' writes the Business Standard on its front page, referring to a Bangalore hospital and saying that Apollo and Fortis might also do the same.
•    Good news for diabetics who need to check their sugar levels at home. The Asian Age reports that by the end of the year, blood sugar test strips will be available for as little as 5 rupees, as against Rs 30 to 35 now.
•    And now news for frequent flyers. The Economic Time and Times of India write that scientists have found a body clock reset button, which could be a cure for jet lag.

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