Friday, September 27, 2013

Government drafts policy to curb use of Gmail, Yahoo for official purposes


The terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York dominates front page headlines. "Twin terror strike in Jammu kills 10, PM says talks still on" writes the Hindustan Times in its front page lead.

Will the President give his assent to the Cabinet ordinance which protects convicted MPs and MLA's from immediate disqualification is a question which most papers track on their front pages. "President puts a question mark on Government bid to shield convicted MPs" reports the Indian Express. The Asian Age writes "2 top ministers asked to brief President on ordinance".

All papers take note of the report submitted by a panel headed by Raghuram Rajan as former chief economic adviser. This report has suggested a multi -dimensional index to determine funds transfer from the Centre to the States. The Asian Age reports "Rajan report for change in way states are funded". Highlighting the levels of development of different states mentioned in the report, the Hindu writes "Odisha is the most backward, Bihar comes next, Gujarat is less developed, says Raghuram panel.

The questioning of Congress MP Navin Jindal in connection with the coal scam is widely reported in the press. "Jindal grilled for hours by CBI in coal scam" reports the Hindustan Times. The Times of India says "Jindal quizzed at secret location".

Some papers highlight the steps being taken by the government to protect official data. "Government drafts policy to curb use of Gmail, Yahoo for official purposes" reports the Indian Express. The Times of India writes that the diplomatic staff in the High Commission in London have been told to use typewriters and not computers for sensitive documents.

And finally, in the general gloom over corruption, some cheerful news. The Tribune reports that a survey of 16 cities worldwide has identified Mumbai as the second most honest city in the world after Helsinki.

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