Tuesday, September 11, 2012

India's parties got 4,662 crore rupees funds in 7 years


Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari's press interaction yesterday gets top billing in most papers today. "Congress blames CAG for Parliament washout" reports the Pioneer. The Asian Age writes "Congress targets CAG, hints at BJP nexus".

A wide range of developments in the aftermath of the coal allocation scam are covered in the press today. "Finance Ministry cautions against hasty coal cancellations" is a front page headline in the Hindustan Times. The Financial Express reports "IMG to meet on Wednesday to seal fate of 29 coal blocks". The Business Standard says "PAC's coalgate probe to include NDA regime".

The arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on charges of sedition is highlighted in all the papers. "Cartoonist sent to jail, Congress says uncalled for" writes the Indian Express. The Tribune reports "Cartoonist refuses to seek bail, sent to judicial custody".

A report which details out funding of political parties based on an analysis of income tax returns and donations received by them gets wide attention. "India's parties got 4,662 crore rupees funds in 7 years" is the Asian Age headline. The Hindustan Times says "85% of Congress, BJP donors faceless".

The Mail Today and the Hindustan Times report that the government is likely to announce an FDI package within the next fortnight which would allow 49 % foreign investment in multi-brand retail and the civil aviation sector.

In a special story on its front page, the Hindu reports that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is planning to provide incentives for reporting cases of TB.

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