Friday, November 1, 2013

Babudom now out of Neta's control


    The Supreme Court's landmark decision to protect civil servants against political interference dominates the headlines of most major news dailies today. "Babudom now out of Neta's control" headlines the Mail Today. The Economic Times remarks "Babu's Court-Yard gets Neta-proofed, almost". The Hindustan Times adds "SC makes it difficult to mess with honest babu's" while the Hindu cautions "overhaul will help, but political class won't let it happen".

    The riots in Muzaffarnagar have also been covered extensively today. The Asian Age reports "UP police Chief admits "Lapses" in Muzaffarnagar". The Indian Express informs in its lead story "victims demand arrest of culprits, warn of Mahapanchayat; UP rushes in police" while the Times of India enquires in its headline "Land Grab bid behind fresh deadly attack?".

    The sensex reaching a new high leads the Economic Times to comment "after Dalal street, economy joins party". The Pioneer headlines "Diwali bonus! sensex closes at record 21,165".

    In significant news the Hindu reports that on Thursday China opened a new highway that links Medog county located near the border with Arunachal Pradesh with the rest of the country; and provides all weather access to China to the strategically important region.

    The Times of India reports that the US National Security Agency broke into Yahoo and Google data centres to collect data from millions of users. In a related story the Asian Age informs that former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has found a job working for a website in Russia, where he was granted asylum after fleeing the United States.

    And finally, in a story titled "cracker of an offer: mobile firms line up freebies on Diwali eve", the Times of India informs that mobile phone users have a lot to cheer about this festive season. Its raining freebies and discount on phone buys as well as internet data charges, says the paper.

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