Saturday, April 14, 2012

Govt. paper admits graft plagues entire bureaucracy


Most dailies today have covered actor Shahrukh Khan's detention yet again at a US airport, prominently on their front pages "Khanned Again" exclaims the Mail Today in it's headline. The Asian Age reports" SRK detained at US airport, India fumes, Delhi rejects apology as "Mechanical". The Indian Express notes "SRK stops at US, airport, SMK flies off the handle" in a reference to the foreign minister's protest.
A cartoon forwarded by a Jadavpur professor alluding to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee has also received extensive coverage in the dailies. "Cartoon Mamta' exclaims the Indian Express - Her cops arrest university professor for forwarding joke email" The Hindu adds " Professor earns Mamta's wrath, - charges of defamation, outraging modesty of a woman and hacking slapped on him".
In its front page story "Corruption Confession" the Mail Today reports on a background paper prepared by the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and states "Govt. paper admits graft plagues entire bureaucracy" and "Institutionalised corruption plays havoc on the citizen".
In its lead story The Hindustan Times reports "Delhi schools" say, Right to Education, will trigger fee hike, seat squeeze- but govt says reimbursement will take care of it" In a related story The Times of India adds" Centre needs Rs 2.3 lakh cr to fund RTE initiative".
With reference to the new thaw in Indo-Pak relations The Times of India reports " India throws open FDI window for Pakistan as warmth sets in'.
And finally, The Times of India reports that the capital city Delhi is set to get a world class cultural multiplex of its own called the National Centre of Performing Arts which will host grand Shows from India and abroad and will have auditoriums and performance spaces of varying sizes.

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