Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CBI starts four inquiries into criminality in Radia tapes


    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to China is prominently noticed on the front pages of most papers today. "PM in Beijing, border pact on cards, stapled visa a sore point" reports the Hindustan Times. Highlighting India's decision to hold back on signing a new visa agreement, the Indian Express writes "Visas to trade: Some India-China hardtalk before the talks".
    Fresh moves by the CBI as it continues its investigations in the coal blocks allocation scam get wide attention in the papers today. "CBI asks for PMO's files on Hindalco" reports the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times writes "Agency wants records of correspondence before Talabira coalfield was allocated to Hindalco in 2005".  The Statesman, meanwhile quotes the Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayansamy as saying "PMO has nothing to hide".
    In the backdrop of the Supreme Court asking the CBI to probe alleged criminality in the tapped phone conversations of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia, the Times of India reports "CBI starts four inquiries into criminality in Radia tapes".
    The Supreme Court's directions to the authorities regarding the alarming levels of pesticide and insecticide residues in food items is prominently noticed in the press. "SC: Ensure food items are free of pesticide" reports the Tribune. Highlighting the fact that the court has ordered periodic inspections of all cola manufacturing facilities, the Mail Today observes "SC takes fizz out of colas".
    And finally, in what would be a major green initiative, the Times of India reports that the government is planning to set up the world's largest solar power plant with a staggering capacity of 4000 megawatts near Jaipur. Do we have a new saying in the making...."make electricity while the sun shines"

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