Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Over 50 % voters in 18-19 age group not registered


The Supreme Court remanding Sahara Chief Subrata Roy to judicial custody till the 11th of March in a contempt of court case dominates front page headlines. The Mail Today draws attention to the incident of a lawyer throwing black ink on Mr. Roy as it writes "Black Day for Sahara".
All the papers report that the Election Commission will announce the poll dates for the Lok Sabha polls today. Interestingly, the Indian Express carries a report which says "Over 50 % voters in 18-19 age group not registered". The Hindustan Times highlights the Election Commission's directive that makes it mandatory for all Lok Sabha candidates to declare overseas bank accounts.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with the leaders of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the BIMSTEC conference in Myanmar is widely noticed. On his meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, the Pioneer writes " Teesta treaty difficult; PM tells Hasina". The Hindu takes note of Dr Singh's meeting with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as it reports "PM pitches for Jaffna demilitarisation".
The papers keenly track the political heat being generated by the fast approaching Lok Sabha polls. "Nitish rules out tie up with Congress" reports the Hindu. With former BJP President Nitin Gadkari meeting MNS chief Raj Thackeray, the Pioneer notes "Sena uneasy over Gadkari-Raj meet".
In a special front page story, the Times of India reports "Private hospitals to stop CGHS cashless scheme". The paper says that this move, which comes into effect from March 7, will affect 50 lakh serving employees and over 30 lakh pensioners.
And finally, if stories of rebirth are what you like, here's one that you just cant miss. The Hindustan Times writes that scientists in France have revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years. Are there other unknown pathogens that may be roused as global warming gains steam? Keep guessing!          

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