Monday, October 28, 2013

FDI in August dipped 38 per cent to 1.4 billion dollars, the lowest in five years


The serial blasts in Patna yesterday, ahead of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally there, dominate the front pages of all the papers. Highlighting the possible involvement of terrorist group Indian Mujahideen, the Times of India reports, on its front page, '4 held, say it was to avenge Muzzafarnagar'. The Hindustan Times draws attention to the blame game between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the BJP, as it states 'Conspiracy by vested interests, says Kumar; BJP cries negligence'.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's endorsement of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit at a rally in the capital is widely noticed. The Asian Age quotes him as saying, 'Shiela changed Delhi in past 15 years'. Drawing attention to Shiela Dixit's demand for ending the multiplicity of authorities that govern the city, the Mail Today writes, 'Sheila asks Rahul for unified command'.
The Twitter confrontation between Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is keenly noticed in the press. 'Sushma better PM candidate for BJP, tweets Digvijay', writes the Hindu. The Times of India highlights Ms. Swaraj's retort, 'You're better for PM than Rahul: Sushma to Diggy'.
In a special story, the Pioneer reports that in an effort to boost the rail infrastructure on its border with China, 'India plans 14 railway lines near Line of Actual Control'.
Many papers like the Asian Age, the Pioneer and the Indian Express report that Foreign Direct Investment or FDI in August dipped 38 per cent to 1.4 billion dollars, the lowest in five years.
The Times of India informs us that the Andoman and Nicobar Islands have been declared the new 'hope spots' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. A 'hope spot' is an area of an ocean that merits special protection because of its significant underwater habitats.

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