Thursday, October 17, 2013

PM can't escape coalgate


Most papers this morning have front page photographs of Indian Team youngsters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who stunned the Australians by scoring the fastest ton and remaining unbeaten to win the 2nd ODI.
The coal scam with various political and corporate opinions also make the headlines in most papers this morning. "Coal scam fire back at PM's door writes the Business Standard "PM can't escape coalgate" writes the Hindustan Times.
The World bank cuts India's growth estimate to 4.7 percent from the 6.1 percent it had projected in April writes the Hindu. The depreciation of the Rupee and high inflation have been cited as potential reasons for the decline. The Financial Express adds that Fuel prices will continue to add to the inflationary  pressures.
The Economic Times in a front page story writes that the paper conducted a survey ahead of the 2014 elections and its predictions show a clear surge building up in favour of the BJP in the cowbelts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
BJP to be single largest party in 2014: survey, writes the Times of India. The Pioneer has also reported this story.
The Indian Express, the Hindustan Times, the Hindu and other papers writes about a 31 year old man, who allegedly posed as the joint Director of the CBI, to influence an Additional Director General foreign trade to renew a private companies export license. The impersonator was inspired by a Bollywood movie Special 26 about a  group of con men who posed as CBI officials to cheat unsuspecting victims.
And finally, Our taste in music alters and even softens as we get older, according to a new cambridge study in London. The music we like adapts to the particular life challenges we face at different stages of our lives reports the study in the The Times of India and the Hindu.

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