Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sachin first sportsperson to win country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna

Sachin first sportsperson to win country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna


India's cricketing genius, Sachin Tendulkar - playing his part almost perfectly at yesterday's cricket Test in Mumbai, dominates the Press, with his pictures adorning front pages. "The Country salutes the champion whose records could forever withstand the Test of Time" - writes Hindustan Times.
"Election Commission forwards views on Opinion polls to Government", writes the Statesman - saying that most parties, including BJP allies Shiv Sena and the Shiromani Akali Dal endorse the move to ban opinion polls.
Mail Today reports that the Maoist insurgency has successfully infiltrated India's cities from their strongholds in the jungle tracts of Central India with "Mass organisations operating under the garb of 'Human Rights NGO's".
The Statesman says that the Government yesterday sent a relief package consisting of medicine, tentage, blankets, tarpaulins and ready-to-eat meals, to the cyclone affected people of the Philippines, by an Indian Air force transport carrier.
US President Barack Obama has thanked steel baron Lakshmi Mittal for investing in recession-hit America and for creating jobs, writes the Economic Times.
China has unwrapped its boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades, relaxing its one-child policy and further freeing up markets -  to give the world's second largest economy fresh momentum, writes the Times of India.
The Statesman writes that 21 people have been arrested in Bihar in a massive state-wide crackdown on hoarders and blackmarketeers, after rumors about shortage of salt pushed up its price between 150 to 200 rupees per kg.
And finally, the Times of India informs us that according to a report of the Los Angeles College of Letters and Science - Wolves were domesticated by European hunter-gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and were gradually evolved into dogs, that then became household pets.

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