Monday, July 22, 2013

Rajnath bats for Modi


Newspapers today lead with different stories on their front pages. "In election year, govt backs EC move to ban opinion polls" concerned that opinion polls have the potential to influence voters, says the Hindustan Times. The Tribune leads with "Uncertainty over sale of power to Pakistan" and reports that the government is yet to make up its mind given the heavy economic and political cost of the proposal. "Money laundering in new PPP avatar", under that headline the Pioneer reports that "a group of investors in connivance with banks" has laundered 1350 crore rupees. The Hindu on its front page reports "Political meddling proves toxic for state pollution control boards". The boards which are understaffed, have little time for meetings, inspections, quoting a study by an assistant professor at Tata Institute of Social Science, says the paper.

RBI seeks tougher forex trade curbs reports the Times of India. The central bank is of the view that currency future and options was resulting in speculative trading and was offsetting its steps to check volatility in the forex markets, says the paper.

"Rajnath bats for Modi" report The Statesman and other newspapers. "BJP chief virtually anoints Modi as PM candidate" reports the Times of India. In a parallel front page story, The The same paper reports "Gujarat slides in both rural and Urban spending" and quotes data between 2011-12 and 1999-2000 provided by the National Sample Survey Organisation.

In a first of its kind move, to deal with communicable diseases, India has quietly started training public health professionals to become part of an elite Epidemic Intelligence service reports the Indian Express.

"Street lamps that glow only when someone's there", slashing energy cost by 80% has been developed by an Indian origin designer Chintan Shah reports the Times of India.

And finally, are you prone to stress and anxiety? Scientists have found the brain's most 'miserable' molecule a protein involved in all our feeling of stress, anxiety and depression, paving way for the development of new drugs to control stress and anxiety, reports the Times of India.

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