Sunday, December 4, 2011

It is said one woman is a token, two is a presence and three is a Voice


A glimpse at the front pages of newspapers this Sunday morning reveals that the ongoing issue of allowing 51% FDI in multibrand retail, still holds the lime light. "Reformer PM puts retail FDI on hold" - can be seen on the front page of the Mail Today. "Government blinks, FDI held back to calm Mamata" - headlines the Hindustan Times whereas the Asian Age reports - "Govt. to talk to allies before final FDI call".

The Hindu writes that during a public meeting at Imphal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said categorically that there was no proposal to form a supra-State body - encompassing Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for Nagas. He promised to do everything within constitutional means for speedy progress of Manipur.

Most papers highlight the decision of an army court - finding former Military Secretary Lt. General Avdesh Prakash guilty in the Sukna Land Scam. "Already retired, officer faces possible loss of rank and pension".

The Hindu highlights the plight of victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy. "In the city where death struck: thousands of Bhopal victims yet to get promised help". The Times of India informs that US based multinational Dow Chemicals has declined to share its wholly owned subsidiary Union Carbide's alleged residual liability towards compensating the victims.

The Asian Age writes, with Pakistan vowing to respond with 'full force' to any future aggression in the wake of the deadly NATO strikes, the Pentagon has said, Islamabad has the right to self defence and so does the United States.

And finally, the Financial Express reports on Indian businesses being slow on getting women on board. The paper writes, 'It is said one woman is a token, two is a presence and three is a Voice. But women may take many years to have their voices heard on Indian Companies' boards, as gender diversity is yet to catch up with Indian businesses.


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