Friday, September 13, 2013

Modi-for-PM announcement likely today after BJP parliamentary board meet : North, News - India Today

Modi-for-PM announcement likely today after BJP parliamentary board meet : North, News - India Today


Industrial output posted a surprise rebound in July rising 2.6 % year-on-year after two consecutive months of contraction, retail inflation eased marginally, net foreign direct investment rose 58% in April-July and deposits from expatriate Indians rose for the first time this fiscal year- all these positive sentiments have been carried by almost all papers. The Statesman headlines it as "Hopes of Economic Recovery Brighten".

Newspapers have also headline the news about Narendra Modi, poised to be named as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. The Asian Age adds another dimension, as its headline reads "Advani, Sushma set to quit over Modi choice". The Midday states" Decks cleared for Namo rise".

According to the Times of India, the exodus of Bangladeshi's into India has for the first time been termed by the United Nations as the Single largest bilateral stock of international migrants in the eastern hemisphere and the developing world.

The Hindustan Times on its front page writes that giving a bribe will soon be as much an offence as accepting it under charges planned to the country's anti-corruption Law. The government also proposes to hold corporate leaders accountable for such acts of their employees.

After facing severe criticism, the Akhilesh Yadav government has quietly revoked the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti, who was removed as Greater Noida SDM after taking on the powerful Sand Mafia writes the Asian Age on its front page.

The Tribune reports that never before has a spacecraft travelled so far. NASA's VOYAGER One probe has left the Solar system and is wondering the galaxy to explore the outer planets of our Solar system and to possible journey into the unknown depths of outer space.

And finally, today is Friday the 13th. The Hindu explores the reasons behind the eerie uneasy feeling that people have on this day - once upon a time Friday used to be the hanging day. There were 13 steps to the scaffold, 13 turns to the hangman's house and 13 pence paid to the hangmen.

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