Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shutdown brings Telangana to a halt, paralyses transport

Shutdown brings Telangana to a halt, paralyses transport

Sunday's voting in the National Capital bags prominent headlines and front page photographs in the Press. "Young voters push Delhi polling to a record 65%" - headlines The Hindu, The Times of India writes "Over 67% turnout". The paper reports that "Exit polls are 'hung' on Delhi results" and that if President's rule is imposed, Lt. Gov Najeeb Jung will have to head the govt.

Papers are also awash with exit polls in the other states that went to the polls recently - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan. The paper writes that in Delhi - the Aam Aadmi Party is looking at making an impressive debut.

The Statesman writes of the Draft Telangana Bill, which is to be discussed by the Union Cabinet today. Among other issues, the Draft is believed to have recommended merger of two districts of Rayalseema - Kurnool and Anantpur, with the proposed Telangana. Both districts have a proximity with Hyderabad.

The Tribune writes that "Punjab is positioning it self as the next big IT destination in the country". The Punjab government is aggressively wooing the IT sector and rolling out the red carpet. This will perhaps be the giant leap for Punjab from being an agrarian economy to a knowledge and IT industry based economy, adds the paper.

And finally, Scientists in the University of Adelaide have found the first evidence that nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food in-take to specific times of the day, and signal to our brains about when we're full and when to keep eating.

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