Saturday, November 30, 2013

Justice is shamed


    Stories of sexual harassment of women in the workplace continue to dominate headlines in the newspapers today. "Justice is shamed" exclaims the Mail Today, adding "Fact finding committee names retired Supreme Court Judge Ashok Ganguly in sexual harassment scandal". The Economic Times enquires "Justice Ganguly named. But will there be justice?"The Hindu reports that the former Supreme Court judge says "he is shocked and shattered".

    In a related story the Times of India reports "Day long drama as Tejpal finally surfaces, flies to Goa". The Pioneer adds "What Tejpal did falls within legal definition of rape, says victim". According to the Indian Express headline "Rape law too harsh: his defence." In another related case the Times of India reports "Nirbhaya's parents move Supreme Court, seeking criminal trial for juvenile" in the Nirbhaya rape case.

    In significant news for the economy the Economic Times remarks "On Friday, GDP at 4.8 percent delivers a small hit" The Hindustan Times adds "Marginal growth in economy, factory output still a worry".

    In international news the Hindustan Times reports that China had launched two fighter jets to investigate flights by a dozen US and Japanese reconnaissance and military planes in its new air defence zone over the East China Sea.

    The Hindu SAYS that the Indian Navy has offered to train Sri Lankan Navy officers, through the four year Bachelor of Technology course, now being offered to Indian Navy officers, following a meeting between the Chief of the Naval staff, Admiral D.K.Joshi, and Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa.

    In a front page story "Omar woos Pandits back with compensation" The Pioneer reports, that the J&K government has announced a spate of measures to facilitate the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley.

    The Indian Express reports on timely action taken by constable Kumardatta Shendge and senior inspector Sujata Patil in taking former cricketer Vinod Kambli immediately to the hospital as he suffered a heart-attack.

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