Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ties between world's largest democracies turn frosty


The Lokpal bill which was passed in the Rajya Sabha yesterday is the lead in almost all the papers - 'Lok Sabha to take it up today' writes the Hindustan Times.
'Ties between world's largest democracies turn frosty' writes the Times of India, following the Devyani Khobragade case. 'In a rare display of aggression, government hits back at US for humiliating diplomat  - Strip search shows India's spine' is the paper's headline. 'Government strips American diplomats of privileges' says the Statesman.
The Aam Admi Party seeking people's views on government formation figures on the front pages of many dailies. 'Delhi voters to take final call' writes the Tribune. 'AAP at janata's darbar' says the Statesman, adding that the party will decide on government formation by Monday, the 23rd of December.
Were you out on Delhi roads yesterday morning? Well, then you must have experienced the infamous Delhi fog and the poor visibility. The Hindu has a picture showing this. The Pioneer reports of a bad accident on the Yamuna Expressway which left 5 people dead and 25 hurt.
'Tesco to enter Indian retail space through joint venture with Tatas - to be first foreign multibrand chain to enter the country's market' writes the Business Standard. The Financial Express gives the list of products to be traded by the world's third largest retailer.
The Hindu reports of the Supreme Court's concern over sexual exploitation of children and lack of preventive action by states. The paper adds that the bench warns Chief Secretaries of contempt action.
Many major real estate projects in Mumbai may be affected as the Indian Express writes 'Supreme Court says builders must stick to norms on open recreational space'.
And finally, a cheaper kit to diagnose Thalassemia and sickle cell disease' writes the Hindu, of the new apparatus which was launched yesterday, costing 400 Rs, as opposed to the test which costs 15,000 Rs.

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