Monday, November 18, 2013

SC refuses to entertain plea on Telangana issue

SC refuses to entertain plea on Telangana issue


Day II after retirement - and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar continues to make headlines. "It was the perfect time to leave"- writes the Indian Express. Speaking to the media Sachin said that while he still enjoyed cricket, his body had started signaling that it may be time to call it a day. Times of India quotes him as saying - "I woke up at 6:50 am, but realized I didn't need to take an early shower. So I made some tea for my self and had a lovely breakfast with my wife."
The other Bharat Ratna awardee - eminent Scientist C.N.R. Rao's words are also quoted in the Press. According to The Hindu, he said, if a place in the top 10 eludes India in global ranking for science performance, it is because "Funding for is science grossly inadequate".
In significant recommendations, submitted to the Supreme Court - India's Law Commission has asked for speeding up the trial and probe of cases involving influential persons to ensure that they do not manipulate the criminal Justice system and benefit from it, reports Mail Today.
The Hindustan Times writes of six election commission officials in Chhattisgarh who will trek for over 5 km of forested zone, 350 km from the capital Raipur, to carry one electronic voting machine so that two tribals, a father and son, can exercise their right to franchise.
There is a beautiful picture in the Pioneer of the ghats on the Ganga at Varanasi, spectacularly lit-up on the occasion of Kartik Purnima or Dev Dipawali, on Sunday.
And finally, The Times of India informs us that, "Space sounds like the chirping of birds". Citing, scientists in Leicester's Space Research Centre,  the paper says that if you tuned a radio into outer space, it would sound like the dawn chorus of birds singing in spring, interspersed with deep bass pulses from the Sun. Not so quiet out there.

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