Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nepal earthquake: Dozens die in new tremor near Everest - BBC News

Nepal earthquake: Dozens die in new tremor near Everest - BBC News


Jayalalitha's acquittal in the assets case, DTC stir in the National Capital and Black Money Bill being passed by the Lok Sabha, is covered widely in most of the newspapers today.

"Jaya Back, says 'like gold refined by fire" is the Indian Express headline.

The Hindu quotes Special Public Prosecutor B.V.Acharya as saying that the proceeding was a one-sided affair as the prosecuting state Karnataka was neither a party nor was it heard. The Times of India says, the Center is unlikely to appeal but the Karnataka government mulls appeal in Supreme Court.

The Asian Age headlines "Pak helped US Kill Bin Laden" quoting an American investigative journalist. However the White House still maintains that the mission was an all American affair.

The government is set to announce a scheme providing fee diagnostic tests including X-rays and CT scans for those visiting public health facilities, is a report in The Times of India.

Today is International Nurses Day. The Hindu under headline "Overworked and underpaid, the Nightingales deserve better," reports that the nurses have no risk allowances and are paid only Rs. 100 a month as medical allowance, in Karnataka.

Mail Today reports of Indian Scientist Anil Rajvanshi at Nimbkar Agricultural Institute having developed a low cost effective method to purify water.

The Hindu Business Line reports that the Amritsar born chef Vikas Khanna will launch a 16 kg, 1000 paged cookbook from 70 Indian festivals - its first copy will be presented to PM Narendra Modi and then 12 other world leaders.'

The Tribune carries a picture of 83 year old 'Brahmi Devi', widow of George Cross awardee, Kripa Ram, getting the medal after a 6 year long legal battle fought in London Court. She was married at 13 and lost her husband when she was 14, to World War II in Burma. The medal was stolen and had to be retrieved from an auction.

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