Friday, December 13, 2013

Sonia, P. Chidambaram root for gay rights, law may change


The Congress and the UPA government going all out against the Supreme Court's controversial judgement re-criminalising gay sex between consenting adults, finds front page coverage. The Indian Express's top headline reads - "To undo Supreme Court verdict, govt. says it will change law and file review". Hindustan Times writes 'Sonia, P Chidambaram root for gay rights, law may change."
Aam Aadmi Party's stunning electoral debut, Anna Hazare's ongoing fast and the approaching Lok Sabha elections have brought the Lokpal bill back to political centre-stage says, the Times of India. The Asian Age writes, that government managers have made contradictory statements about the date, with Kamal Nath saying the measure will be listed on Friday and Harish Rawat telling reporters that Monday is the day.
"Rahul gets reality check from Delhi Congress MLAs", writes Mail Today. When Rahul Gandhi asked the party's 8 winning MLAs about the Congress humiliation in the polls - he was told that "they did not get the required support from the Delhi leadership, and that there were only leaders, no followers in the Delhi Congress"
The Times of India writes that investigative website Cobrapost has exposed 11 Members of Parliament across the political spectrum as willing to write letters of recommendation for a fictitious foreign oil company, in exchange for money.
Paving the way for Nokia to sell its business in India to Microsoft Corp, the Delhi High Court has lifted the income tax department's order attaching Nokia's assests in India, including a major facility in Chennai reports HT Business.
The Pioneer informs us that the Archeological Survey of India will soon restore Rabindranath Tagore's home "Kuthibari" in Bangladesh's Kushtia district, where the Nobel laureate lived a part of his life and penned some memorable poems. The 1890's house, a tourist hot spot now, will get its original off white colour, obtained by mixing shell powder in the plaster material.

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