Friday, June 28, 2013

2500 stranded as rescue operation near end


Almost all newspapers have reported the biggest rescue operation that drew to a close in Uttarakhand where over one lakh pilgrims and local residents were brought to safety. The Tribune headline reads " 2500 stranded as rescue operation near end".

According to Hindustan Times political parties have come together to shut the door on sharing information with citizen and the government buoyed by the near - consensus among the political class, is planning changes to the Right to Information Act.

Most Pink papers have reported that the country's current account deficit (CAD) for the fourth quarter of 2012-13 narrowed sharply to 3.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), helping a battered rupee gain some ground against the dollar and pushing the sentiment in equity markets. The Business Standard covers the story under "CAD cheers, but external debt plays spoilsport.

The Centre has cancelled the license of 15 TV channels and suspended license of 7 more for upto 30 days for not complying with licensing conditions reports the Times of India.

The Asian Age front page story carries the photograph of DMK president M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi with a report that she along with D. Raja have won a 2nd term in the Rajya Sabha with the help of Congress.

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a PIL seeking direction to the government to initiate action against Internet companies involved in sharing Internet data form India with US National Security Agency.

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