Friday, April 11, 2014

Delhi dumps its lazy tag in a record 65% voter turnout


    The papers are abuzz about the people of India coming out in record numbers to vote in the third round of Lok Sabha elections. "Delhi dumps its lazy tag in a record 65% voter turnout", writes Mail Today. Hindustan Times writes, "Voters rule the day in Delhi, and the rest of India".
    The Tribune writes that a 30 member foreign delegation from 19 countries, including many from Africa, visited some polling stations in the national capital, to observe Indian democracy at work as also to study the comprehensive arrangements made by the Election Commission.
    The Financial Express writes that the sensex surged to yet another high, ending the session at 22,715.33 points, with foreign investors remaining bullish on the Indian market.
    There has been outrage over Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's - 'Rape as mistake' comment  - headlines The Hindu. His remark sparked outrage and strong condemnation from political parties and women's groups across the country, says the paper.
    The Times of India writes that - after the Lok Sabha polls, the CBI is likely to question LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan in connection with alleged irregularity in appointments in the Bokaro Steel Plant.
    "Kejriwal admits Impulsive Exit in Delhi was a mistake" - headlines The Economic Times. He said  - 'In hindsight, I think we should have taken a few more days to hold public meetings to explain the rationale behind our decision and then quit."
    Following a Supreme Court judgement and an order by the Election Commission making it mandatory for candidates to fill in their affidavits fully, Narendra Modi finally acknowledged his married status and the existence of his wife Jashodaben, says the Indian Express. Affidavit on wife leads to attacks and jibes against Modi, reads the Asian Age's headline.
    And finally, The Times of India informs us that researchers  from the University of Washington announced yesterday that they have developed a path breaking software that automatically generates images of a child's face as it ages through a lifetime. "Now, see how your child will age", headlines the paper.

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