Thursday, January 23, 2014

Check your cash, pre 2005 notes will not work after July


    Five foreign nationals - 2 from Uganda and 3 from Nigeria - recording their statements before a magistrate against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti accusing him, of leading and instigating a mob against them in Delhi on the night of 15-16 January is prominently covered by the Press. "Pressure on AAP to remove Bharti" is the Asian Age's lead.
    The Indian Express cautions - "Check your cash, pre 2005 notes will not work after July" - as the RBI has announced that it will withdraw all currency notes issued before 2005 after March 31. Hindustan Times writes that anybody with such notes can get these exchanged in any bank after April 1st.
    The Asian Age reports that Sunanda Pushkar's son Shiv Menon has implied that his mother died due to an unfortunate combination of media stress, tension and a wrong mix of different medications.
    The Pioneer informs us that bringing Delhi's private power distribution companies under the CAG scanner is turning out to be a distant dream for CM Arvind Kejriwal, as the three distribution companies have approached the Delhi High Court challenging the CAG's authority to audit their finances.
    Energy starved Pakistan is looking at buying electricity from India - writes the Tribune - with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's cabinet approving the signing of an MOU on electricity trade with India.
    According to Mail Today the Capital has turned into a nursery for touts milking desperate parents of 3 and 4 year olds who want their children educated at good schools. For Rs. 6,000, touts are providing 'Economically Weaker Section' certificates - to avail of the 25% quota for the poor in nursery admissions says the paper.
    And finally, the Times of India informs us that the humble hair clip has now been transformed by a US based couple into a 'crime fighting gadget for women', that can detect an attack and record evidence - all while contacting emergency services.

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