Friday, July 12, 2013

Govt set to bite the bullet on Telangana, decision likely by July-end

Govt set to bite the bullet on Telangana, decision likely by July end


"Jail birds can't fly into house" writes the Pioneer on its front page. Elaborating, the paper adds, after ruling instant disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs, the Supreme Court has gone a step further by barring politicians from contesting polls even from behind bars, no matter if they may not have been convicted. The story has been covered by almost all papers on their front page.
The Indian Express reports as rescue and rehabilitation efforts continue in Uttarakhand, the Centre has decided to give additional financial assistance under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, from existing 100 days of employment to 150 to flood-affected districts of the state, in order to counter the adverse impact of the floods on people's livelihood.
According to the Tribune, throwing a spanner in the work of Uttar Pradesh's caste-dominated politics, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court  has stayed rallies based on caste in the state with immediate effect.
The Cabinet cleared a proposal to replace the Directorate General of Civil Aviation with a new regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, which will have full autonomy, states the Business Line on its front page.
According to the Times of India, judgement against the juvenile accused in Nirbhaya's gang -rape and murder case, will be pronounced on July 25 by a juvenile Justice board.
The Asian Age writes while dismissing the finance ministry's suggestion that it look at the possibility of putting a cap on the extent to which natural gas prices could be hiked under a new pricing formula, Petroleum  Minister Veerappa Moily has said that the government was not contemplating any change in its decision to nearly double the natural gas produced domestically.
Glued to your cell phone? It may reduce your fitness and physical activity. The Times of India reports a  new study that reveals that high cell phone use is associated with poor fitness and contributes to a sedentary lifestyle.

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