Monday, May 21, 2012

Assaulted for exposing graft, whistle-blower dies


Many dailies of the day have highlighted the story of a Karnataka Administrative Service Officer S.P. Mahantesh, who was brutally attacked five days ago for exposing scams in co-operative housing societies in and around Bangalore. 'Whistle blower pays with life', reports the Hindu. 'Assaulted for exposing graft, whistle-blower dies', reads the Hindustan Times headline.
Reporting on the summit of G-8 leaders at Camp David, the Economic Times says, 'G-8 backs Greece, vows to combat financial turmoil'. The Financial Express notes, 'G-8 in favour of keeping Greece within eurozone, leaders want to balance austerity with growth'.
"Buying property, jewellery?, Government may ask for receipts', under that headline, Hindustan Times reports that government may make mandatory, disclosure of high value purchases to curb proliferation of black money.
The Indian Express reports on its front page, 'Coming, a tourist VISA to Pakistan, easier travel for businessmen, elderly, kids - liberalized regime proposes VISA - on - arrival at Wagah - Attari'. The newspaper says, this ground breaking relaxation of rules will be finalized on May 24th-25th in the Home Secretary level talks of both the countries.
Hindustan Times reports the Finance Minister as saying that the falling rupee is a matter of great concern, and that the Centre was watching the situation and was working to check the steep fall, which was due to the prevailing fiscal situation in the Euro zone. 
According to the Economic Times, the Union Government has approved an assistance of 575 crore rupees to Maharashtra towards drought relief work in 15 drought-hit districts.
And finally, the Times of India reports that scientists at the University of Cambridge claim to have developed a new technique that can remove ink from printed papers so that we can unprint and reuse the paper in printers and photo-copiers and save trees.

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