Friday, March 1, 2013

PC nets big fish


The front pages of all newspapers are replete with the stories of Union Budget 2013. Under the headline, 'PC nets big fish', the Times of India says, the budget has soaked the rich, made a splash for women, and sought to shore up investments. The Pioneer writes that in the honour of the Delhi gangrape victim, the government will set up the Nirbhaya fund, which will support initiatives to keep women safe and secure. The Financial Express says that despite an expenditure spurt, the Finance Minister has kept fiscal deficit in check and cut welfare schemes while mopping up extra from disinvestment, corporations and super-rich. The Indian Express says that the budget offers the biggest sop to first-home buyers proposing a one-time benefit of 30,000 rupees by way of an additional deduction of one lakh rupees towards interest on a home loan.
Paving the way for his trial, the Juvenile Justice Board has charged the 17-year-old minor accused in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case with murder, gang rape, kidnapping, unnatural offences, attempt to murder, destruction of evidence and conspiracy reports the Times of India.
The Asian Age reports that automatic spending cuts in the United States could impact the visa processing time taken by US missions in countries like India and China.
To ensure safety of passengers, no cab driver without a biometric enrollment will be allowed to operate from the T3 terminal of IGI Airport says the Pioneer.
Now you can attach a GPS pet-tracking device to your pet's collar and get an immediate alarm on your smartphone the moment it leaves an area you have defined while flipping a switch will turn on an integrated light to help find your pet in the dark, writes Hindustan Times.

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