Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Upbeat Lalu out on bail, trains guns on Modi, BJP


Near unanimity among most political parties - on passage of the Lokpal Bill today - is prominently noted by the Press. Mail Today writes 'Backed by the BJP and all other key Opposition parties', the Congress hopes to walk the last mile in getting the controversial Lokpal bill passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, over-coming opposition by the Samajwadi Party.
"One year later, Delhi remembers the horror of Dec 16" writes the Asian Age on yesterday's marches, prayers, candlelights vigils, street plays and musical performances across the city, in memory of the victim of the Dec 16 gangrape. The family is to set up a trust for rape victims.
The Tribune writes "AICC session in Jan, Rahul's big coronation likely, adding that the Congress in a generational shift, would nominate Rahul Gandhi as its Prime ministerial candidate, thereby addressing the leadership issue.
All eyes on Rajan as inflation hits 4 month high, writes Business Line of the Hindu, as the Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates further.
Mail Today writes that India has reacted with 'unconcealed anger' against the US -  after Deputy Consul general Devyani Khobragade was publicly handcuffed and strip searched in custody. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon refused to meet a US Congressional Delegation following this 'unacceptable' action.
In an exclusive, Hindustan Times writes that India is set to receive its first Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail by the end of this month, more than a year after government allowed retailers to setup deep discount stores in the country.
And finally, Hindustan Times writes "Upbeat Lalu out on bail, trains guns on Modi, BJP''. Incarceration has not blunted the edge of his humor - he said - a jail is no bad place, Lord Krishna was born in one.

No comments:

Post a Comment