Friday, February 28, 2014

Telangana businessmen oppose special category status to residual AP | Business Standard

Telangana businessmen oppose special category status to residual AP | Business Standard


Most newspapers have covered the explosion on board the submarine INS Sindhuratna. The Hindu carries the picture of the Submarine docked at the Naval dockyard and writes that the aging equipment might have contributed to the tragedy even as bodies of two missing officers killed in explosion, were discovered.

The Hindustan Times report says more infants died in the capital than in any other metro city within a year of their birth a study has found.

The Tribune writes that Russia has granted protection to the fugitive Ukrainian President even as dozens of heavily armed gunners seized control of government buildings in Crimea region and raised the Russian flag.

The Mail Today reports that the Sahara Chief, Subrata Roy has moved the apex court again for relief from arrest and offered unconditional apology for his non appearance at the Court on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung approved Tihar Jail's proposal for initiation of "Open Prison" for inmates who have undergone conviction in the Semi- Open prison complex reports the Statesman.

The paper has also carried a High Court ruling that makes it clear that if a wife earns as much or more than her husband, then she will not be entitled to get alimony from him after the divorce.

According to the Pioneer the government has notified much-awaited rules for the new corporate social responsibility (CSR) regime under which companies with sizeable businesses would need to spend a minimum of two percent of net profit for the benefit of the Society.

And finally, there seems to be merit  in the Chinese proverb "I hear, and I forget, I see and I remember"as researchers at the University of IOWA have found that when it comes to memory, humans don't remember things they hear as well as things they see or touch, reports the Hindustan Times.

Hyderabad's revenues will go to Telangana: Jairam - The Hindu

Hyderabad's revenues will go to Telangana: Jairam - The Hindu


    Naval Chief Admiral D K Joshi's resignation taking moral responsibility for warship and submarine accidents in the recent past dominates  front page headlines. "Navy chief Joshi quits after another sub fire, Govt. quickly accepts papers", reads the Times of India lead. Highlighting the likely impact of these accidents the Hindustan Times says, "In two years, Navy may lose sub-sea edge over Pakistan".
    Most papers report that the chief of the Sahara company, Subrata Roy, is in deep trouble after he failed to turn up in the Supreme Court in a contempt case. "Sahara chief no-show: SC orders his arrest", writes the Indian Express on its front page.
    The growing closeness between Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Jan Shakti Party and BJP is taken note of by most papers. "LJP hints at returning to NDA fold", reports the Hindu. The Hindustan Times writes "Paswan seals BJP deal, says not abandoning secularism".
    Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee justifying before a Judicial Commission, the 1993 police firing in Kolkata in which 13 Youth Congress supporters were killed is highlighted in most papers. "Buddha stands by '93 firing on Congress workers", reports the Asian Age.
    In a front page story the Times of India reports that the government's newly constituted Independent Evaluation Office has found that the  government spends 3 rupees 65 paise to deliver 1 rupee worth of food.
    In international news, Pakistan's announcement of a new National Security policy is keenly noticed in the press. "Pak vows to strike militant headquarters in major policy shift", reports the Indian Express.
    And finally, the Asian Age, the Pioneer and the Times of India report that a rather talkative parrot was the star in a whoddunit murder mystery as it helped the police in Agra district nab a murderer.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Supreme Court directs arrest of Sahara chief Subrata Roy | DNA India

Supreme Court directs arrest of Sahara chief Subrata Roy | Latest News & Updates at


Eleven political parties coming together yesterday to offer an alternative to the Congress and BJP - is prominently noticed by the Press. Hindustan Times writes - 'Now synonymous with general elections, the Third Front arrives - boat packed with Prime Ministerial hopefuls'.

Assembly Elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls - scheduled for April/May, reports the Hindu. While President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to give his assent to the Bill in the next few days, the division will take place only after the elections.

The Indian Express reports that the UPA Government is planning to promulgate at least nine ordinances next week - seeking clearance by the cabinet when it meets on Friday. Experts say the  ordinance will be the first big test for the President as he will have to, before giving his assent, take into consideration the question of propriety and timing.

Most papers cover BJP President Rajnath Singh reaching out to Muslims in a speech yesterday. The Asian Age quotes him "Whenever, whereever, if there has been any mistake and shortcoming on our part, I assure you that we will apologize to you by bowing our heads".

Financial papers highlight the Bimal Jalan Panel report on new Banks. The Business Line writes - India has moved a step closer to issuing fresh bank licenses, with the panel having completed the background verification of all applicants.

Times of India informs us that the humble bottle of household vinagar may soon be used to cure multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis- as a team of reserchers in London have found that its acetic acid content reduces the number of TB micro-bacteria from around 100 million to undetectable levels.

And finally, those driving past a roundabout on Shanti Path in Delhi, will have the pleasure of seeing a beautiful purple stone sculpture at the center - a gift from the people of Canada to the people of India.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New ideas change your brain cells


13 RJD MLA's falling out of Lalu Prasad's RJD party makes the headlines in most paper this morning, with photographs of some dissenting MLA's on the front pages.
Life in Meerut came to a halt after six people were injured by a leopard that crept into the city causing a curfew like situation as Markets shops, and schools remained closed. The Indian Express adds that wild life officials failed to  tranquilize the animal it escaped and is still at large.
In an exclusive story ,The Times of India writes about the biggest blow in the recent year in the global fight against polio. According to the paper researches have identified a polio like Syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one year period. Symptoms have ranged from limited weakness to severe weakness in both legs. Although the polio virus has been eradicated a new strain of entro virus seems to have emerged after 35 years in the US writes the paper.
Low cost airlines launched a limited price war on Monday. The latest discount offer provides passengers a chance for cheap travel during the summer holidays from February to June. The Hindustan Times ,Times of India and most other papers have covered this story.
The Indian Express writes, about a 23 year old CEO of a start up from Kochi ,being one of the youngest speakers at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Many new phones coming, but Samsung hogs limelight - The Washington Post

Many new phones coming, but Samsung hogs limelight - The Washington Post


Almost all papers have carried on their front pages news stories about yesterday's public raillies by Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal.

Despite spending 6,500 crore rupees, Yamuna remains dirty says a story in the Hindustan Times. The parliament standing committee on Urban development observed that under JNNURM, a project for laying interceptor sewage into the river was approved in 2010 at a cost of more than 1300 crore rupees, but there was only 35% progress, adds the paper.

While the Hindustan Times reports of Delhi police data showing human trafficking up by 10 % in 2013, The Tribune reports of 11 bulls and 2 cows being rescued by the police in Yamuna nagar, Haryana. While the cattle were being taken for slaughtering.

Its not just humans & cattle being smuggled, wood from our forests is also dwindling. The Business Standard in its opinion page has environmentalist Sunita Narain, saying that we have lost huge forests to development and that forests have been blocked out in the economic assessment of the country having been lumped together with agriculture and fisheries.

And, In a first for the city, Delhi Commission for protection of Child Rights has launched a study into the status of children of denotified tribes like Sapera and Sansi. The last data on these tribes was collected in 1931 reports the Times of India.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rahul Gandhi promises free healthcare, slams BJP for playing `politics of blood`

Rahul Gandhi promises free healthcare, slams BJP for playing `politics of blood`


Several papers cover Narendra Modi's Arunachal Pradesh election rally in Pasi ghat. He said, the present world does not accept an expansionist attitude and warned China against such an attitude.

The Sunday Times , quoting an AC Nielson opinion poll reports that the Narendra Modi led NDA could be within touching distance of power - by winning 236 of the 543 seats in the next Lok Sabha, with the BJP alone bagging 217 seats.

"Next government likely to bag a 10,000 crore rupee bonanza from 4G Spectrum sale" , headlines Hindustan Times. TRAI has recommended the auction of fourth generation spectrum that will give Internet users much higher speed on mobile devices.

There are several pictures in today's papers of RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram during the opening session of the two-day G-20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central bank governors at Sydney in Australia. The Asian Age tells us that the top G-20 officials are meeting to work out ways to boost growth and create jobs.

Times of India informs us that for a country which till recently had a weak civil society movement, India is now witnessing a boom in the NGO sector, and could well be the land of opportunities for them.

The Asian Age writes - in a major step, the Health Ministry has formulated new guidelines on sexual violence and rape, in a bid to protect the dignity of the victim who will henceforth be called a "survivor". Among other points , the survivor can lodge a police complaint  on the basis of a Medical examination any time later.

And finally, The Sunday tribune covers the ongoing crisis in Ukraine , with protestors taking control of the country's capital yesterday. President Yanukovych, who abandoned his office- denounced what he described the opposition action as  "a coup". Parliament has set an early election for May the 25th.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

15th Lok Sabha goes down in history as most useless ever


"15th Lok Sabha goes down in history as most useless ever" - headlines the Hindustan Times. "Parliament passes Bill to shield Whistle Blower" is the Tribune headline, with a picture of Satyendra Dubey, the NHAI engineer who was killed 10 years ago for exposing graft in construction of highways.
The Hindu reports of the Army successfully testing Akash, the surface to air missile ,developed by DRDO, from Chandipur, Odisha. The AKASH weapon system is an all weather,air defence system and the Missile can target a 'helicopter or a cruise missile 15 kms away', reports the paper.
The Asian Age on its front page reports that the Indian government has asked Italy to step up security for its Embassy in Rome after the mission received a live bullet and hate mails in the wake of the Italian Marines case.
The USA has 80,000 Indian doctors and UK ,around 75,000 , of them, but India faces acute shortage of doctors, that is an admission by the Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, reports the Hindu.
The Hindustan Times reports that the UGC has written to institutions funded by it ,to shift from actual dissection of frogs to virtual or digital methods - since there are now many web-based applications which simulate dissection.
And finally, The Tribune carries a colorful picture of the world's largest heart mosaic or a kind of rangoli of 480 square meters in Ludhiana, at the Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India-It took 10 hours and 19,825 kg of vegetables, with the participation of a 1000 people to make it.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Union gets 29th state #Telangana


Rajya Sabha passing the Telangana Bill amid protests and chaos is the lead in most papers. 'Union gets 29th state' writes the Indian Express. 'Sweetener for Seemandhra' says the Hindustan Times, of the PM's six point plan for it, including a mega financial package.
 A news item on the front page of the Hindu says '2014 Lok Sabha polls will see most first time voters', and that 2 to 3 crore people in 18 to 19 age bracket have been enrolled to vote.
Asian Age reports that Anna Hazare is all set to campaign against Arvind Kejriwal in the Lok Sabha elections.
The Supreme Court staying the release of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins and ordering status quo till the hearing on 6th of March is covered prominently by the press.
Facebook buying WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars finds front page coverage in most papers. The Economic Times reports of VP (business development) Neeraj Arora who played a key role in the rise of Whats App.
'End of Gurgaon toll takes toll on Delhi' writes the Pioneer, as it reports of massive traffic snarls on RTR flyover, Rajokri, Dhaula Kuan and Vasant Vihar.
Niira Radia being let off? Seems like that, as the Times of India writes that the CBI is likely to seek closure of the probe, as it has not found any criminality in the 14 preliminary enquires registered on the bases of the intercepted conversations,

Telangana division comes at a very crucial time

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Decks clear for TRS-Congress deal


The passage of the Telangana statehood bill in the Lok Sabha dominates front page headlines with most highlighting the blackout of the television coverage of the proceedings. "LS passes bill to create 29th state amid din, TV blackout" reports the Asian Age. Most papers speculate on the political fallout of this development. The Times of India writes "Decks clear for TRS-Congress deal".
The Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of the three people convicted in the assasination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi into life imprisonment is widely reported on the front pages. "Rajiv assassins spared noose by SC, could even walk free" reports the Hindustan Times.
Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal's statement after the Goa Police filed a chargesheet against him in a rape case is highlighted in most papers. The Indian Express front page headline reads "Fascist right-wing plot, says Tejpal, asks for CCTV footage that 'validates me'".
The issue of the service tax notice to the BJP for the money collected at its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rallies is highlighted in all the papers. "Centres U turn : No tax on Modi rally fee" reports the Times of India.
The Supreme Court's ruling on the issue of cruelty against women is widely reported. The Tribune quotes the Apex Court as saying "Trial must on complaints of marital cruelty". The Indian Express reports that the Supreme Court has held that the act of a woman kicking her daughter in law will also be treated as cruelty.
In economic news, The Hindu's Business Line writes on its front page "Govt. to take back coal blocks allotted to 50 companies :says green clearances not obtained".
And finally, news about Pakistan honouring the memory of a freedom fighter who is revered in India for his strident anti - British struggle. "Bhagat Singh's village to become a heritage site : his house and school will be restored to their original condition".          

Thursday, February 13, 2014

LIVE: Govt tables Telangana Bill, chaos as MP uses pepper spray in Lok Sabha

BJP assures PM of supporting Telangana Bill: sources

Raising a stink over Telangana « T S Sudhir & Uma Sudhir blog

Raising a stink over Telangana « T S Sudhir & Uma Sudhir blog: "From hi-tech city to stinking city – this is what Hyderabad has become, with municipal workers not clearing garbage, as part of the week long non-cooperation agitation started by pro-Telangana employees on Thursday."

India’s Telangana challenge

India’s Telangana challenge: "A confrontation is brewing in India on regional and sub-regional issues, with a huge potential for violence. At stake is separate statehood for Telangana, comprised of the northern districts of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, at the centre of which lies Hyderabad.

There has been a strong agitation for Telangana statehood, led by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party, which prompted the government to appoint a committee headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna a year ago. The TRS has decided to boycott meetings to discuss the committee’s just-published report. The Bharatiya Janata Party has followed suit. Most other parties, including the Congress, are divided."

Monday, February 10, 2014

Telangana bill moves a big step forward: 10 developments

Telangana bill moves a big step forward: 10 developments


Arvind Kejriwal threatening to quit over the Jan Lok Pal Bill makes front page news in most dailies today. 'Kejriwal declares start of end-game' is the Mail Today headline. 'Government teeters as congress rules out support for bill' writes the Times of India. 'Ministry of Home Affairs to consider Kejriwal's request' says The Tribune, referring to the 2002 order that makes it mandatory for all bills to be sent to the Centre before being tabled in the Delhi Assembly.

Many papers show Narendra Modi addressing scheduled caste organizations in Kochi. The Hindustan Times, quoting him as saying. 'I'm still untouchable for many'.

The Indian Express has a picture of Prakash Karat addressing the left front rally yesterday in Kolkata which drew 3 lakh people.

Be prepared to shell out more if you are planning to buy a house in Delhi. 'Over 30 per cent hike in circle rates likely in Delhi' is the Pioneer headline.

If you enjoy eating chaat in Chandni Chowk, you can do so without worrying about the hygiene. In a special report, Hindustan Times writes, 'From May eat street food without any fear' - as eight safe zones are identified in the city where vendors will be required to maintain high standards of cleanliness.

And finally, the Hindustan Times has an interesting item which says that a Japanese company has developed a device, which looks like a badge, and can track the employees activities throughout office hours - from how long you are sitting idle, to whom you speak, and even your visits to the washroom!    

Friday, February 7, 2014

Union cabinet clears Telangana bill, Hyderabad to be joint capital - Hindustan Times

Union cabinet clears Telangana bill, Hyderabad to be joint capital - Hindustan Times


Most newspapers this morning report that the CBI has charged four IB officers in the Ishrat Jahan case. The Hindustan Times & Indian Express write that former IB special Director Rajendra Kumar has been charged with murder of Ishrat Jahan, while the three others have been charged with criminal conspiracy.

The other major stories covered include the FIR filed in the CWG street lights scam and the center deferring a decision on the Andhra Pradesh reorganization bill till the 17th of February.

Mail Today reports that there is a new twist to the capitals power struggle story with the BSES now demanding that the Delhi government pay upto 450 crore rupees it owes to the discom so that NTPC's dues can be cleared. The Hindustan Times adds that 70% of Delhi is staring at a blackout from Monday after power distribution companies moved the Supreme Court against the NTPC notice threatening to cut supplies over unpaid dues.

The Auto fair has been extensively covered by most newspapers this morning with photographs of newly launched cars by various companies. In view of the increasing traffic on the DND due to the Auto Expo in Greater Noida, the toll plaza will be free for three hours from 5 to 8 pm every day till the 11th of February, writes the Pioneer.

And finally, the Times of India writes that British scientists in the university of Cambridge have found that the higher consumption of low fat fermented dairy products, which includes all forms of yogurt and some low fat cheeses, reduces the relative risk of type 2 diabetes by 28%.

Commitment to Telangana Cause is 'Full and Final': BJP - The New Indian Express

Commitment to Telangana Cause is 'Full and Final': BJP - The New Indian Express


    The first day of the extended Winter Session of parliament yesterday ended in less than 15 minutes after it began, making  for headline news. "Lok Sabha drowns in din on Day 1" - can be read on the front page of The Hindu.
    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has roped in former Chief election commissioner JM Lyngdoh to ensure that no leader with criminal antecedents gets a party ticket for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls according to Mail Today. A check of applicants will be done by Lyngdoh's NGO, called Foundation for Advanced Management of Elections.
    Narendra Modi's strong pitch for votes in West Bengal is also covered by many newspapers. At a rally in Kolkata he accused the Congress of denying President Pranab Mukherjee the Prime Minister's position twice, in 1984 and 2004. The Economics Times also quotes him as says - "Third front will make India third Rate" .
    The Times of India informs us that the country has added 9.7 crore voters since the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, which translates into a 13.5% increase.
    According to the Indian Express - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday invited India to engage in a 'comprehensive, sustained and result-oriented' dialogue with Pakistan, to resolve the Kashmir issue.
    And finally, Hindustan Times writes that Kargil, situated 200 km from Srinagar, is a fast emerging destination for growing aromatic plants such as rosemary, khus, lavender, mentha and salvia, whose oils are use for making beauty products.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Centre to bring Telangana bill during resumed Winter session of Parliament beginning tomorrow: PM

Centre to bring Telangana bill during resumed Winter session of Parliament beginning tomorrow: PM


The Aam Admi Party or AAP's latest political offensive against the BJP and the Congress is prominently noticed on the front pages. "AAP's latest: BJP trying to bribe our men, topple govt" reports the Indian Express.  The Tribune writes "AAP asks Prez to act against Shiela over illegal colonies".
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's address at the inauguration of the 101st session of the Indian Science Congress in Jammu is widely noticed. The Hindustan Times reports him as saying "Shouldn't yield to unscientific biases against GM crops". The Tribune observes " Manmohan wants 2% of GDP for R&D in science".
The spat between the Congress and the BJP over the Rs.10.80 a day Below the Poverty Line or BPL figure set by the Gujarat government is keenly noticed in the press. "Gujarat, Centre spar over Rs 11/day poverty line" writes the Times of India. The Pioneer reports the BJP as saying "State only following criteria set out by the Centre".
Prices of food and fuel in the capital Delhi are keenly scrutinized in the press today. Highlighting the ongoing vegetable wholesale traders strike, the Pioneer reports "Vegetables get costly as traders strike continues". The Times of India lead says "One way road: CNG price to drop 15 Rupees, not auto,taxi fares".
The recommendations of the High Level Committee on the Status of Women in India are reported in the Hindu. The paper writes "Panel recommends 50% quota for women in decision making bodies.
And finally the Pioneer informs that the Arachaeological Survey of India has discovered an ancient mint city at Majra in Haryana's Rohtak city. The paper says that the site saw minting of coins from the 7th to the 10th centuries.    

Monday, February 3, 2014

BJP slams Congress on Telangana, but will support statehood bill

BJP slams Congress on Telangana, but will support statehood bill


With the term of 15th Lok Sabha soon coming to an end, political alignments and realignments are fast becoming the favorite subject of many papers. Hindustan Times informs us that the AIADMK and CPI have announced their decision to enter into an alliance. The Statesman wonders if yesterdays Mamata - Manmohan Singh meeting could be about a post-poll arrangement, and the Asian Age asks- "Will Jaya be 3rd front's Prime Ministerial choice?".
News papers are rife with the looming threat to Delhi's AAP govt. The Statesman says- 'Delhi legislators Vinod Kumar Binny and Shoaib Iqbal have threatened to withdraw support to the 1-month-old govt if it did not agree to their demands.
The Indian Express reports that Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam has nominated his senior colleague Justice H.L Dattu to the Lokpal Selection Committee. With this nomination, both Chief Justice Sathasivam and Justice R.M. Lodha will be eligible to become Lokpal.
According to the Indian Express, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to the father of  North East student Nido Tanian, who recently became victim of a hate crime in Delhi. She wrote, Your son's death is a blot on society and the guilty will be punished.
The Pioneer and the Times of India have Union Agriculture Minister and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar saying that there should not be any discussion on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 riots since he has been given a clean chit by the court.
That the Centre is set to hike Dearness Allowance by 10 % to 100 % in March, is a Statesman headline. About 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners will benefit by this increase.
Quoting Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh  Hindustan Times confirms that a notification for a hike in pay for people working under MGNREGA, will be placed before Parliament during the coming session.
And finally, the Times of India gives the advice - To avert divorce, watch romantic films together, this is as effective as marriage counseling according to a study in Los Angeles.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Modi attacks Sonia's 'poisonous' barb, says Congress sowing, spewing venom

Modi attacks Sonia's 'poisonous' barb, says Congress sowing, spewing venom


Most papers have reported about protests by students from the North East over Nido Taniam's death in Delhi. The Hindustan Times, The Statesman and The Tribune show these students holding a candle light vigil. "No arrest yet for Jan 25 attack in city" writes The Times of India. The paper reports of two Manipuri women thrashed in full public view, just 4 days after the earlier incident.
There's new twist in the VVIP chopper case. Papers write of middle man Christian Michel telling Augusta West land officials to contact close advisors of Sonia Gandhi to clinch the 3600 crore rupee deal. "Copter scam throws muck at Congress brass", writes Mail Today.
"A viable alternative" writes the Hindu, of several parties, which are meeting in Delhi, on the 5th of February to discuss a non Congress, non BJP alternative.
The Tribune has a picture of Harish Rawat taking oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
'NTPC gives ultimatum to BSES - Power play - 10 days reprieve for Delhites" writes The Pioneer. The Hindustan Times puts it as 'No outages till Feb 10, discoms get time to pay".
'DD won't blush at 'A' movies anymore' writes the Asian Age, on its front page. The paper adds that the I&B ministry is now taking a favourable view of airing shows with adult content for mature audiences.
Would you like to shop at Harrods, Macys or Selfridges, in the comfort of your own home? Its possible now, says the Times of India, as these upscale stores are delivering to online orders from India.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nitesh Kumar tries to sew up Federal Front


A youth from the Northeast dying after a racist assault in South Delhi, is given due prominence in the Press. The Times of India writes that the attack on 19 year old Nido Tania was provoked by his protest against a racist taunt by two shop keepers in Lajpat Nagar.
The making of a Federal Front in election season also makes headlines, "Nitesh Kumar tries to sew up Federal Front" - writes Hindustan Times. The Statesman says - in a major political development that is going to upset both the UPA and the NDA - the Janata Dal (U) the Samajwadi party and the Janata Dal (S) are soon going to announce a Federal Political Front- along with perhaps the Left Parties, the AIADMK, and the Biju Janata Dal.
Most papers carry exhaustive stories about an electricity surcharge hike in Delhi, as also of power cuts that could last as long as 10 hours. "Delhi power crisis gets worse, Chief Minister says licenses could be cancelled" - headlines the Financial Express.
Hyderabad born Satya Nadella, son of a secretary to former PM PV Narasimha Rao, is being tipped strongly to become Chief Executive Officer of Infotech giant Microsoft. If selected, he would be the third CEO in Microsoft 38 year old history, after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmen.
Mail Today carries an item stating that months before Indira Gandhi sent the Indian Army into the Golden Temple in 1984, she had considered a covert commando raid to apprehend radical sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala from a building outside the Golden Temple.
And finally, Business Line of the Hindu asks - What do mehndi and gold have in common apart from being used during weddings ? Apparently the skin decorating paste is now being use to smuggle bullion consignments, with powdered gold being mixed with it, in packets.