Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rajiv Gandhi was 'negotiator' for Swedish jet firm: Wikileaks

Rajiv Gandhi was 'negotiator' for Swedish jet firm: Wikileaks

Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices that was held in Delhi yesterday is noticed prominently by the Press. The Statesman writes "Singh alerts judiciary on gender issues", in his inaugural address.

The Financial Express reports that the Finance Ministry has decided to beef up the proposed Amnesty Scheme for service tax evaders, by empowering officers to reject an amnesty request and to initiate an investigation into tax evasion if the admitted tax evaded amount is suspected to be 'untruthful'.

"Price of Cancer drugs set to fall" writes Hindustan Times and goes on to say that Cancer drugs will cost almost 25 % less if the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority implements a new formula that calls for a Price Cap.

In an innovative eco-friendly step, the National Highways Authority of India is considering to use Municipal Solid Waste as the sub-base material for augmentation of highway gradients, reports the Pioneer.

According to the Tribune, 3 students of IIT Kharagpur have embarked on a "Teach for Kashmir" mission, aimed at increasing the presence of Kashmiri students in various IITs in the country under which they plan to provide an intensive two-month 'free of cost' training programme for IIT aspirants from Kashmir.

The Pioneer informs us that the National Investigation Agency is likely to give a clean chit to Liaquat Shah, who was arrested by the Delhi Police as a suspected terrorist. The NIA found no reason to disbelieve Shah's story that he had come to India to avail the J&K Governments' rehabilitation policy, says the paper.

And finally, The Times of India says that researchers in Washington have designed a unique 'oxygen-emitting' pillow. Made of aloe cells the pillow provides safety from harmful germs by absorbing carbon monoxide and releasing oxygen.

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