Monday, November 14, 2011

there is a need for shift governance from 20th century to 21st century decision-making


The outrage over former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam being frisked in the US and the fate of beleagured Kingfisher Airlines are amongst the most discussed stories in dailies today.

"US 'regrets inconvenience' after Kalam faces double security check" writes The Hindu. The Asian Age quotes a US official as admitting that "appropriate procedures for expedited screening of dignitaries had not been followed."

"Opposition to Government bailout for ailing Kingfisher mounts" writes The Tribune. The Mail Today headline reads, "King of good times deserves no bailout". The Times of India it its headlines quotes industrialist Rahul Bajaj as saying, "Those who die must die". The Economic Times has focussed on Kingfisher considering several measures, including selling property, to cut its debt by more than half.

The Times of India quotes Mukesh Ambani as saying that there is a need for shift governance from 20th century to 21st century decision-making. Government must work at faster pace, says Mukesh, writes The Asian Age. The Economic Times writes, "Mukesh wants speed, government says it'll stay on steady path".

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's meeting with Defence Minister A. K. Antony, over removal of AFSPA, from some areas of the state appears prominently in many dailies. "Omar talks to Antony, set to meet PM today" writes The Asian Age.

The Indian Express reports that the interlocutors on Jammu & Kashmir have recommended recognising the 'dual' and 'special' status for the state, as well as allowing Kashmir is to travel freely across both sides of the LoC.

The suicide of cricket commentator, Peter Roebuck, has been widely reported in dailies. "Questioned over 'sexual assault', Roebuck jumps to death" reports The Indian Express.

The Statesman shows a photograph of Italians celebrating the resignation of their Prime Minister. The headline reads, "Cheers burst forth as Berlusconi quits". The paper further writes that the resignation fuels market hopes for Euro zone.

The Hindu on its back page, carries a photograph of the just-married, beaming couple - spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, and his childhood friend, Preethi Narayanan.

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