Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Will Telangana be India's 29th state? Cong likely to decide today

Will Telangana be India's 29th state? Cong likely to decide today


The Hindustan Times reports that the Delhi High Court has said that tough laws alone cannot stop crime against women but their strict implementation by law enforcement agencies and courts can act as a deterrent.

Soon, you will be able to apply for a passport using the mobile app of the External Affairs Ministry on your smart phone, writes the Asian Age under the headline, 'MEA India app to end passport woes'.

According to the Pioneer, if the Uttarakhand State Forest Department doesn't improve wildlife security and clamp down on poachers, the future of the big cat might not be that bright. Meanwhile in Sunderbans, the paper adds, the Forest Department is set to start a novel experiment of setting up satellite breeding centres of prey species in the mangrove forests.

The National Sample Survey Organisation's newest set of consumption expenditure data for 2011-12 states that an individual who spends Rs. 2886 per month in a rural area or Rs. 6383 in an Urban area in in the top 5 per cent of the country. The story has been carried by the Hindu.

The Economic Times quote Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia admitting that the latest poverty estimates released last week is indeed low and needs to be revised upwards.

According to the Indian Express, the Central Board of Secondary Education would like to make the functioning of schools more transparent, seeking information like fee structure, salaries paid to teaching and non-teaching staff etc on their websites.

The Hindu reports that the Health Activists have suggested linking the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme with the food security programme to be launched shortly for better treatment outcomes.

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