Monday, November 12, 2012

Govt. mulls multi-member CAG, comes under fire


Today's papers have highlighted, The Government saying that a former CAG's suggestion (for making the official auditor a multi-member body) - is 'under consideration, and the  reactions to that. "Govt. mulls multi-member CAG, comes under fire", headlines The Tribune. Hindustan Times's headline of the story reads, "CAG setup not be be touched: says minister".
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holding a lucheon meeting yesterday with BSP supremo Mayawati, after hosting Samajwadi boss Mulayam Singh Yadav earlier, is seen as a bid to firm up the support of 'outside' allies with an Opposition geared up to put the Government on the mat over issues like FDI in multi-brand retail and capping the number of subsidised LPG cylinders, says the papers. 
Anna Hazare yesterday launched a direct attack on the Prime Minister for not passing his version of the Jan Lokpal Bill and said that their fight for the Bill will continue till it is passed, reports Hindustan Times. Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal has decided to forgo the term 'India Against Corruption' and let his 'guru' Anna Hazare's group use it instead, says the paper. 
The Indian Express reports the Afghan President Hamid Karzai saying that with the overall improvement in relations between India and Pakistan, it could be possible for Pakistan to let India use its territory to trade with Afghanistan.
And finally, citing a Bombay-based research paper, The Times of India informs us that though the vulture population in the country had started to fall dramatically in the early 90's, it had shown a marginal increase in the last year but they are still very few in number and extremely vulnerable, reports the paper.

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