Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Former Pakistani spinner Arshad Khan now a taxi driver in Sydney!

Former Pakistani spinner Arshad Khan now a taxi driver in Sydney!


    India's GDP slipping to 7 percent from the targeted 8.1 to 8.5 percent, Rajiv Mehrishi replacing LC Goyal as home secretary, and the Law Commission recommending that death penalty be abolished for all crimes other then terrorism related offences & waging war against the country are some front page stories in papers today.
    "Home Secretary Goyal shunted out, second one in 6 months - Mehrishri gets job hours ahead of Retirement", writes the Time of India.
    Reporting an incidence of Dengue in Delhi, the Hindustan Times writes "Dengue moving out of control this yr - 760 cases so far" adding "Experts fear the situation may worsen as mosquito breeding goes unchecked".
    In an exclusive story the Hindu writes that the Railways will launch a zero accident mission envisaging renewal of tracks, more railway bridges better signaling and rolling out of accident proof coaches and engines.
    The Tribune reports that the farming community in Punjab and parts of Haryana & Rajasthan can relax; despite a deficient monsoon in the region the reservoirs at the 3 dams that feed the states' canals are almost full to capacity.
    Reservation stirs take centre page for the Asian Age; the paper writes "Jats in UP to revive quota stir" - Threat to block water, power for Delhi & stall trains". Reporting on another agitation, the paper writes that after the rally last week, the Patel community has decided to launch a fresh round of agitation for reservation today.
    Quoting Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Indian Express headlines : "Affirmative action for Muslims key to Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" -  and that the community faces "Deprivation, exclusion & discrimination".
    And finally, advising us to literally walk the talk, the Times of India writes according to experts just 25 minutes of walking a day can add upto 7 yrs to your life and could halve the risk of dying from a heart attack.

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