Friday, October 18, 2013

Radia tapes:CBI to probe industry-babu nexus now


The Supreme Court's directions to the CBI to probe some serious issues arising out of the taped telephonic conversations of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia dominate front page headlines. "Radia tapes:CBI to probe industry-babu nexus now" reports the Hindustan Times.

The CBI is likely to question some more people as it further investigates the coal block allocation scam case, report the papers. The Tribune writes "CBI may quiz Odisha CM in coal scam". The Hindustan Times reports "Patnaik, PMO officers under CBI scanner".

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi kicking off the party's election campaign in Madhya Pradesh with a rally at Shahdol is highlighted in all the papers. The Indian Express writes "Rahul says Sonia cried when she couldn't vote for food security bill".

Most papers highlight the finalising of the draft Border Defence Cooperation Agreement which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to sign on his visit to China next week. "Cabinet nod for new border pact with China" reports the Times of India.

The Center's poser to the government regarding why private FM radio stations cant broadcast news in a PIL challenging government control over radio news is prominently noticed in the Pioneer, the Asian Age, the Hindu and the Times of India.

The Hindustan Times notices the media coverage guidelines for the forthcoming assembly elections issued by the Election Commission. The commission prohibits the telecast of election related issues on TV and other media 48 hours before polling begins.

All the papers highlight a world Health Organization report that says in 2010 about 223,000 deaths from lung cancer worldwide resulted from air pollution.

The elusive mountain creature ,the Yeti, has always held sway over popular imagination. Now some answers seem to be trickling in about who actually it was. The Times of India writes that genetic testing has led scientists to believe that it was a cross between a polar bear and brown bear.

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