Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sushma Swaraj tweets 'Union minister shielding Tejpal', Sibal dismisses charge as lie

A court in Delhi awarding "Life Imprisonment" to Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, can be seen prominently on the front pages of the the news papers today. "Talwars escape Noose but get Life" reads Mail Today's headline.
"Global Free Trade talks collapse", under that headline the Statesman reports that negotiators from 159 WTO countries came tantalizingly close but failed to clinch a Global Free Trade deal. Disputes between major economics like the US, EU, China and India bogged down the discussions, adds the paper.
With Assembly Elections in five states just around the corner, election-related news is highlighted in the press. "Come December 8, the Election Commission plans to make available for the first time, vote-counting-trends and final results of the elections in real time - on twitter and facebook, repots Hindustan Times.
Business Standard writes that the Finance Ministry has zeroed in on six firms to sell government stakes. The disinvestment is to meet the budget target of raising 40,000 crore rupees this year.
"Goa Police issue flight alert on Tejpal after they get statement from victim" - reads the headline of the Indian Express. "The Times of India writes that the former Tehalka journalist, who has alleged sexual assault by Tarun Tejpal, gave her first detailed account to the police yesterday.
The Times of India corroborates that a top Indian American executive at Citi-group - Neeraj Sahai - has been appointed president of Standard and Poors Ratings Services, the world's largest ratings firm.
And finally, in a wake up call for conservationist, The Pioneer writes that at least 15 species of bird found in India figure under the Critically Endangered list. These include the Great Indian Bustard and various species of vultures and forest owlets.

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