Wednesday, July 3, 2013

CBI clean chit! Rail charges filed, Bansal is not named


The death of six policemen, including an SP, in the Naxal attack in the Dumka district of Jharkhand yesterday, dominates the front pages of all the national dailies. Regarding the killing of the SP, the Times of India writes, 'First senior cop to be slain by Naxals after State formation'.

The filing of chargesheet in the Railway Bribery scandal is widely noticed in the press. Highlighting the clean chit given to former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, the Asian Age reports, 'Rail charges filed, Bansal is not named'. The Tribune's headline of the story reads, 'Railgate: Bansal's nephew, nine others figure in chargesheet'.

Most papers report that the government is likely to take a call on the pending Food Security Bill at the Cabinet meet scheduled for today. The Hindu notes, 'Government to push for ordinance route today'.

The seizure of cash and gold and diamond jewellery worth hundreds of crores of rupees from four trucks bound for Gujarat is highlighted in all the papers. 'Trucks with 200 crore rupees cash and gems seized', reports the Times of India. This intercept was made by the National Investigating Agency and the Income Tax Department, following a tip off, says the Tribune.

The Indian Express, the Times of India and the Hindustan Times report that the National Green Tribunal has summoned the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Uttarakhand State Government to give details of the upcoming projects in the state and their ecological and environmental impact.

All the papers note that Sujata Singh will succeed Ranjan Mathai as the new Foreign Secretary. The Times of India writes, 'Government goes by seniority, making her only the third woman Foreign Secretary'.

And finally, if you've always wanted to eat like a King, here's your chance...its quite easy....all you need to do is own 1,400 piece dinner, set of former Maharaja of Patiala, which goes up for auction tomorrow. The Times of India and the Hindustan Times say, there might be just a small hitch - the price of 1.5 million pounds!!!

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