Monday, March 24, 2014

Today is World TB Day


Most papers today are full of politics pulav as Mail Today puts it.
The Hindustan Times on its front page discloses that about 200 of Aam Aadmi Party supporters along with 21 district level Committee members of Gurgaon had resigned accusing the party of being undemocratic.
BJP Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi visiting Baba Ramdev's Yoga Mahotsav at Ramlila Ground has also been covered by almost all papers with pictures. 'I share Ramdev's views on black money, graft says Modi is the Tribune Headline. They felicitated a member of Shaheed Bhagat Singh's family on the latter's death anniversary yesterday reports the Asian Age.
If the Sensex is a barometer of country's economy, its good signs ahead. The Sensex in India has gained 4 percent so far in 2014 on the mere prospect of a political change soon. It has left behind the BRICS nations which have suffered a rout this year - that's a front page story in Business Line.
Today is World TB Day. The Hindu in its oped page by Dr. Nalini Krishnan reports that Tuberculosis in India is big - 2.4 million cases and 30,000 deaths, 1 million missing. It is preventable but unregulated sale of anti TB drugs, lack of empowerment of the TB patient, misdiagnosis, lack of access to care have resulted in these terrifying numbers of TB patients. Most drug resistant TB patients are in India says WHO, headlines the Times of India.
The Metro in Delhi has come up with a new initiative called "Book your own coach", under which a coach can be booked by 45 to 150 people for anything between 30,000 and 50,000 rupees. It will certainly benefit foreign travellers, tourists and students - reports The Hindu.
And finally, we had heard of Ganesha and Lakshmi idols from China. Now the Indian Express reports of huge influx of election paraphernalia like projectors Pens, 3D pocket calendars, LED badges from yes, China Again.

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