Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Birth control plan no monkey business


An impressive 75 per cent turnout in the second and final phase of polling in Chhatisgarh makes front page news in most dailies.
'Snooping row grows as IAS officer goes to Supreme Court', is the Indian Express headline about the ongoing scandal. 'Girl's father seeks privacy', says the Hindustan Times. 'Swaraj says let Supreme Court probe snoopgate', writes the Mail Today.
India set to cancel the Augusta Westland deal figures in dailies today. '3,600 crores rupees is the worth of the contracts to supply 12 copters to India', writes Mail Today. The Statesman says that the scrapping of the deal could reopen contract to rivals.
'Jailed persons can contest polls' is the Hindu headline. A Hindustan Times exclusive titled 'govt seeks stricter rap for lying on poll papers', writes that if a candidate provides false facts, he could be jailed for 3 years, in addition to being disqualified for 6 years.
Its both good news and bad news for cricketer Sreesanth. His wedding on the 12th of December being good - and the bad being what the Indian Express says 'Supreme Court clears way for police to invoke MCOCA against Sree, others'.
'EVM's to have party names in braille' writes the Times of India, which is definitely great news for the visually impaired.
'No toilet? Can't contest Bihar local body polls' informs the Times of India, about the announcement made by Nitish Kumar on a World Toilet Day function yesterday.
After a draw in game 8 between Carlsen and Vishwanathan Anand, the Economics Times asks 'Will Anand's age checkmate him?' The paper informs that a study shows, chess players are off their peak after 42. We can just hope for the best as the 44 year old Anand fights it out with the 22 year old Carlsen.
And finally, if you live in Delhi, you must be well aware of the monkey menace in the city. In an item titled 'Birth control plan no monkey business', the Pioneer writes on its front page that wildlife officials are planning to control the simian population by subjecting them to birth control measures.

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