Friday, March 8, 2013

Cabinet clears bill to penalise delay in services


Most newspapers this morning headline the Cabinet nod to the bill ensuring time bound services to citizens. The bill, passed by the Union Cabinet on Thursday will make it mandatory for all departments with a direct interface with citizens to have a facilitation centre, writes the Hindustan Times in a front page story. "Cabinet clears bill to penalise delay in services", writes the Indian Express.
On the International Women's Day today, most newspapers highlight the plight of women with mid page articles on the issues of women today. The Times of India headlines the fact that 9 out of 10 women in the city feel unsafe. "Every 2 hours, a women in Delhi is molested or raped", writes the Hindustan Times.
Mail today writes that the Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to name former Air Chief S. P. Tyagi and 10 others in the agency's version of the First Information Report in its probe into the Augusta Westland chopper deal.
Government to hike old age pensions, writes the Hindustan Times. According to the paper, pensions could be indexed to inflation on the pattern of MG-NREGA wages. "Consensus over universal pension linked to inflation index, says Jairam Ramesh", writes the Hindu.
The processed meat like bacon and sausages on your plate, or those steaming hot pies are increasing your chances of premature death from cancer and heart disease, says a study conducted by the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. The researchers say, salting, smoking and curing meat give rise to carcinogens and these meat are also high in cholesterol and saturated fat. The Times of India and Hindustan Times have covered this story.

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