Friday, December 6, 2013

Cabinet gives nod for creation of separate Telangana

Cabinet gives nod for creation of separate Telangana

The Hindustan Times on its front page writes that a last minute attempt by the UPA government to revive the 8 year old communal violence bill is headed for trouble despite a move to tone down controversial provisions that give the Centre the power to intervene.

An enquiry by the Supreme Court into the Sexual harassment allegation against Justice A K Ganguly has held the retired judge prima facie guilty of "unwelcome behaviour" and "unwelcome conduct of sexual nature" with the  young lawyer who was interning with him in December 2012 writes the Mail Today.

Quoting the exit poll prediction the Asian Age writes that in Chhattisgarh the BJP will fall short of the half-way mark and will get 43 seats in a house of 90, the Congress will get 42 seats and there will be a neck to neck fight between the two parties.

According to the Indian Express the CBI, which is probing the coal blocks allotment scandal has handed over to the Supreme court a 'Diary' it recovered from the offices of Aditya Birla Group that lists about a 1000 payments purportedly made to politicians and MPs of several parties by a Birla company trust over a 10 - year period. The CBI has recovered the crucial missing files pertaining to Coal block allocations done between 2006 and 2009 writes the Times of India.

The Annual Education development index for 2012-2013, like previous years, betrays a yawning gap between South and North India as the Hindi heartland continued to languish at the bottom of the heap writes the Hindustan Times.

At the time the government was observing austerity, the Election Commission expenses on foreign travel jumped by eight times as compared to just a 10 % jump in the cost of domestic travel reports the Hindustan Times.

According to The Times of India. UNESCO's inter-governmental committee for "Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage" has unanimously declared the craft of making Jamdani saris an 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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