Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Y.V. Reddy to head 14th Finance Commission

Y.V. Reddy to head 14th Finance Commission (Hindu)


As the country continues to mourn the death of the Delhi rape victim, The Indian Express reports that the bus driver tried to run the victim over as her friend pulled her away just in time. The Hindu reports, "Special Court to hear Delhi gang-rape case opens today".
Reporting on the deal arrived at in the US to avert the Fiscal Cliff, The Economic Times reports, "Sensex at 20-month high of 19,581 - Markets at a peak as US comes down fiscal cliff". The Times of India adds "World breathes easy as US avoids fiscal cliff for now".
Hindustan Times reports that in news that could come as "Sweet relief", to diabetics, there has been a 20 to 40 per cent cut in insulin prices, on the orders of the pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.
If property or marriage is to be registered in the national Capital, biometric identity proof will be mandatory from now on, reports The Times of India.
Delays in clearances that have been made mandatory to mine common soil, have put brakes on road projects worth over 50 thousand crore rupees, reports The Indian Express.
Reporting on the weather The Tribune writes, "Icy winds lash North, but respite could be round the corner." The Times of India cautions, "Mercury dips to 4 degree Celsius, could be 2 degree Celsius on Sunday".
In an alarming indictment of the quality of training given to prospective school teachers, over 99 per cent aspirants failed to clear the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2012, says the Times of India.
And finally, the urge to overeat is a hormonal issue triggered by eating too much sugar, reports The Times of India citing a study by a US obesity expert.

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