Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Telugu cinema legend, dead at 91 from cancer

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Telugu cinema legend, dead at 91 from cancer


Most papers have photographs of the two-day AAP dharna in Delhi - of milling crowds and CM Arvind Kejriwal leaving in his car after calling off his agitation. "Defused, until the next time" - says the Indian Express.

 The Pioneer reports that the Congress remains in two minds about pulling out of the AAP government in Delhi. While a section of the party favours immediate withdrawal, another section has opposed such a move till at least the Lok Sabha elections.

Another major story is of the Apex Court ruling that the death penalty of a convict can be commuted to life imprisonment due to delays by government in taking a decision on mercy petitions or due to mental illness. The Supreme Court yesterday commuted to life imprisonment the death penalty for 15 condemned prisoners languishing in jails for several years including four convicted from Veerappan's band, writes the Asian Age.

The Hindu reports that the IMF is slightly more optimistic this year about the global and US economies. It forecasts that the world economy will grow 3.7% in 2014 & the US economy by 2.8% while India is likely to post a 4.6 percent growth during the current fiscal.

 "Airfares down 50% if you book now". Hindustan Times writes that most domestic carriers have cut fares by more than half, in an attempt to fill seats during the lean season.

 Mail Today tells us that unaided private schools in Delhi have moved the Supreme Court over nursery admission after their plea was dismissed by the High Court seeking a stay on nursery admission guidelines issued by Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung.

And finally, Times of India warns us that working night shifts causes "chaos" in the DNA of a person's body  & may result in long term health problems on account of disruption of the natural body clock, according to scientists of the University of Surrey in the UK.

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