Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nitish set to walk out of NDA


Most newspapers this morning have carried the story of the impending political realignments in the NDA. 'Nitish set to walk out of NDA, into third front' reads a Hindustan Times headline while a headline in the Pioneer says, "East India Company in the making".

The Times of India reports that with an aim to protect the citizens from undesirable content, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry plans to expand the ambit of the Electronic Media Monitoring Committee from 300 to 800 TV channels. The paper adds that only news vetted by All India Radio will be allowed even after the FM phase III policy kicks in.

In an important ruling, the Delhi High Court has said, a false affidavit by a candidate at the time of filing of nomination papers is a ground for setting aside his or her election, reports the Hindustan Times.

85% of homes in eight Indian cities including Delhi & Mumbai among others lack fire alarm & safety equipment according to a study, reports the Indian Express.

'Final Call: Curtains to come down on telegram service' reads a headline in The Tribune. The paper says that smart phones, e-mail and SMS seem to have pushed the humble telegram service to a quiet corner, with the BSNL deciding to discontinue the 160-year-old telegraph service come July 15.

Two Indian street food vendors Ashok Sah and Vijay Chaudhary have won the critics award at the World Street Food Congress in Singapore, reports the Hindu.

And finally, The Hindu writes that a study has found that 'Active Travel' - walking, cycling or use of public transport, is one of the measures that the WHO recommends to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases.

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