Here is a roundup of news from Indian newspapers, news wires and Web sites on Friday, April 8, 2011. The Wall Street Journal has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Hazare Steps up Campaign, Brushes Aside Sonia’s Appeal: Stepping up his anti-corruption campaign, Anna Hazare tonight brushed aside Sonia Gandhi’s appeal to him to withdraw his hunger strike as government initiated talks on formation of a joint committee to draft an effective Lokpal Bill but there was no consensus on two crucial aspects. (Source: PTI News)
IPL to Yield Rs 3.5 Billion in Taxes to Government: The government hopes to collect Rs 3.50 billion in taxes from the fourth edition of high voltage Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament beginning from Friday. (Source: Times of India)
After Negative Remarks, Afridi Praises Dhoni, Sachin: India is lucky to have a “stable” captain like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, according to Pakistan’s ODI skipper Shahid Afridi who is still trying to play down his negative remarks against Indians that caused an uproar. (Source: Times of India)
Two Uttar Pradesh Ministers Sacked over CMO’s Murder: Two Uttar Pradesh ministers stepped down on Thursday as a fallout of the murder of a senior medical officer, cabinet secretary Shashank Shekar Singh announced in Lucknow. (Source: Hindustan Times)
Over 2.76 Lakh Cases of Power Theft Detected in M.P.: The three power distribution companies of Madhya Pradesh have detected over 2.76 lakh cases of theft and irregularities between March 2010 and February 2011, officials said. (Source: PTI)
Designers Turn on Old Word Charm at Fashion Week: It was all about vintage and ethnic influences on the ramp at the second day of Wills India Fashion Week with designers turning on the old world charm with their collections. (Source: PTI)
Fuente: India Real Time