Saturday, December 21, 2013

AAP ready to form government, run it better than others


Indication that the National Capital's wait for a new government could soon be over, is given prominence by the Press. Quoting Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, The Times of India top headline reads - "AAP ready to form government, run it better than others".
The Hindu writes - the response received to the AAP's referendum was overwhelming support from the public. However, a final call would be made on Sunday evening.
Mail Today writes "Envoy Devyani Khobragade case stuck in a Tug of War", between two arms of the US government - the Department of Justice and the Department of State. The Times of India writes that the Indian government feels the role of the State Department is under serious scrutiny.
Papers highlight the Central Government asking the Supreme Court to recall its December 11 ban on gay sex that enables the jailing of homosexuals. Hindustan Times writes "Drop gay sex ban, government urges Supreme Court".
The stage is set for the ouster of Justice A.K. Ganguly, accused of sexual misconduct, as Chief of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. The Times of India reports that Attorney General G. E. Vahanavati has okayed the Centre's move to start the process of his removal.
Two Indian army soldiers on United Nation's duty were killed in an armed militia attack on a UN mission in Sudan. The Indian Express reports that India's rowing star - Subedar Dharmesh Sangwan - an Asian Games Silver medalist, was one of the two soldiers killed.
And finally, in a bid to make good quality bank notes available to the public under its 'clean note policy', the RBI has asked banks to stop circulating soiled currency notes, after collecting them from customers, with effect from January 1, 2014. 

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