Saturday, June 29, 2013

Judges may be fined for frequent adjournments


Newspapers continue to report on the Uttarakhand disaster. The Times of India writes that Uttarakhand CM Vijay Bahuguna has said that a new Kedarnath will come up from the rubble of the devastated town using modern technologies. Hindustan Times says with most pilgrims rescued, the Uttarakhand government now faces the challenging task of telling the genuine from false cases of compensation claims.

The Statesman writes that China has said it is ready to break new ground with India to strive for the settlement of the China-India boundary question and to make greater progress in the strategic and cooperative partnership.

The Financial Express says that the government's bold decision to double the price of natural gas from the next fiscal is set to attract investments into the country's gas sector not only from the domestic majors but also from abroad.

The Pioneer reports that Gold prices have tumbled to a 23-month low losing Rs. 1150 to close at Rs. 25,650 per 10 grams.

Hindustan Times says that Delhi CM Sheila Dixit has proposed setting up of dedicated housing for migrant labour to curb the proliferation of slums in the city.

Under the headline "Judges may be fined for frequent adjournments", The Times of India reports that the government has suggested that the higher judiciary may impose fines on judges for allowing frequent and too many adjournments in a move to ensure swift punishment of those guilty of heinous crimes.

And finally, The Hindu reports that Britain is set to become the first country in the world to allow doctors to use a controversial IVF technique aimed at eradicating inherited genetic defects that would lead to the creation of babies with three parents, prompting criticism that it is a slippery slope to producing designer babies.

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