Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The validity of the Pollution Under Control certificate increased to 12 months


Most papers this morning carry front page stories about the VVIP chopper deal. "Procurement norms bent to favour Agusta", writes The Pioneer. "Antony hints at lapse and blames human greed" writes Mail Today. "PM wants UK to help in probe" writes the Hindustan Times. "PM seeks Cameron's help to probe chopper scam" is The Times of India's headline.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ruled that the Right to Education Act, was not applicable to nursery admissions, except for 25 per cent enrollment of students from the weaker sections writes Mail Today. Schools have their way now, High Court wont interfere in admissions clarifies the Hindustan Times.

Air travel is affordable again as Jet Airways slashed its fares and put out two million seats for rates as low as 2500 rupees, one way. Indigo and Spice jet have immediately stepped in to match the lowest offer writes the Hindustan Times. Flying is suddenly cheap as airlines fight for passengers writes The Times of India.

If you have bought your car or two wheeler after March 30th 2010, you will not have to queue up to get an emission level check for your vehicle every three months. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has increased the validity of the Pollution Under Control certificate to 12 months. This new arrangement will come into effect from February 23rd this year. This story has been exclusively covered by the Hindustan Times.

The Government is considering an overhaul of the Civil Services Examination from this year that could include replacing optional papers with two compulsory papers in the final exam, writes the Hindustan Times.

 Machine gun toting robbers disguised as policemen made off with 50 million dollars worth of diamonds in a spectacular heist on the tarmac of Brussels airport writes The Asian Age, Hindustan Times and The Times of India.

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