Friday, January 24, 2014

Bid to expedite Hyderabad Metro project


A late night PAC meeting of Aam Aadmi Party gave law minister Somnath Bharti a clean chit despite growing resistance from the Congress and BJP. Chief Minister sent a clear signal that he is going to stand by his cabinet colleague by remaining tight-lipped on the issue, writes The Mail Today.
The Statesman on its front page writes that in a significant development the probe into the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar was transferred to the Crime Branch of Delhi Police, reflecting the complexities involved in the high - profile case.
The front page of the Tribune reads that the US military has eased its uniform rules giving troops greater freedom to wear turbans, head scarves and other religious clothing, a policy that would mainly affect Sikhs, Muslims, Jews and members of other groups that wear such things as part of their religion.
The Hindu on its front page writes that Punjab's winter Kabaddi tournaments have become the first casualty of the ongoing investigation into a multi - crore drug racket that has also singed top politicians across the state. It is alleged that Kabaddi tournament were used as a platform to smuggle synthetic drugs.
According to the Pioneer, Pope Francis has described Internet as a "gift from God" and called on Catholics the world over to "boldly become citizens of the digital world.
Meanwhile, Princeton University researchers have predicted that Facebook that spread like an infectious disease, is slowly becoming immune to the people and the platform will be largely abandoned by 2017, reports the Hindustan Times.
The Centre's suggestion to construct underpass and flyovers for safe passage of elephants to reduce deaths on rail tracks evoked the Supreme Court's derisive comment - why not put up a road sign to inform the pachyderms to use these as safe paths. Pun apart, the court asked the Centre to study the safety module of other states and submit their suggestions, reports the Times of India.

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