Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Won't allow Chinese naval hegemony


The Pioneer, under the headline "Won't allow Chinese naval hegemony", writes that Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi has said Indian Navy is carrying out exercises and is prepared to counter any aggression in the disputed South China sea to guard the country's interests.
The Times of India writes that the Government has eased restrictions on tourist visas which had mandated a two-month gap between consecutive visits by foreign nationals.
The Asian Age says that in an unprecedented move, Britain and France are mulling the option of recalling their envoys from Israel in protest against Israel's decision to expand settlements.
The Times of India says that the National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued a guideline to assign a Unique Identification Number to each tiger and to create a national repository of camera trapped photograph to help cut out duplication and have an exact headcount.
The Economic Times writes that the newly minted IITs at Ropar, Patna, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Gandhinagar among others have witnessed an average salary increase of 15-20% in comparison to the older IITs which have recorded a 5-10% increase in salaries.
The Indian Express reports under the headline, Bihar MLCs fudge records to cash in on rail benefits: 3 trips in one day" that Bihar's Principal Accountant General (PAG) has found in an audit that 54 legislators claim to have travelled in more than one direction the same day on 142 occasions.
Hindustan Times reports under the headline "Delhi colder than Simla on Monday" that the early morning temperature recorded in Delhi on Monday was 6.6 degrees celsius, colder than even Simla which recorded 7.3 degrees celsius.
The Tribune reports that the first global vaccine for the prevention of Dengue, the outbreak-prone fatal viral disease, is in the final stages of development.
And finally, Hindustan Times reports that soon, even a power grid failure will not be able to disrupt metro rail services with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation going to tap power from the sun to generate electricity.

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