Thursday, May 16, 2013

After court rap, Centre sets up GoM on CBI's autonomy


The Prime Minister constituting a Group of Ministers to consider a law providing independence of the CBI is a prominent story in the Press today. "After court rap, Centre sets up GoM on CBI's autonomy", writes the Hindu.

Hindustan Times writes that the proposed move to make the Food Security Bill a reality soon through an ordinance, appears to have fizzled out with both the Law Ministry and the Congress Party opposing any hasty steps on such a crucial legislation.

In a move that would help Indians travelling to Great Britain complete their travel formalities in the shortest span of time, the UK Home Office has announced the launch of a new 'super priority' service under which Indian visitors can get visas to the UK on the same day, reports the Tribune.

"Modi rethink on death for Maya Kodnani", reads the Asian Age's top headline. The U-turn by the Gujarat government comes a month after its decision to endorse the Supreme Court appointed SIT's recommendation to seek 'death' for Kodnani and 8 others in the Naroda Patiya case.

The Indian Express informs us that in a turn-around from its earlier position, the Law Ministry has given a go-ahead to resolving the Rs. 11,200 crore Vodafone tax dispute through conciliation.

Development of new indigenous diarrhoea vaccine is prominently covered. Mail Today writes that Indian scientists have developed a vaccine which prevents diarrhea caused by the Rotavirus - at a cost of only Rs.54 per dose.

Hindustan Times reports, with a photograph, the Olympian Mary Kom being blessed with another baby boy.

And to conclude this Press Review, a story from the Times of India. N. Shiva Kumar from Banaswadi near Bengaluru who did a part time job of selling newspapers along with school, will walk down the corridors of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta as a PGP student on 16th June. Son of illiterate parents Shiva cracked the CAT 2012 examination to grab a seat in the premier business school, says the paper.

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