Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ganguly resigns, Justice Done


Coming under attack from the Congress and the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party distanced itself from the remarks of the party leader Prashant Bhushan that a referendum should be carried out in Kashmir before the deployment of Army to deal with internal threats in the valley, reports the Times of India.
According to the Hindustan Times the first notice for the much anticipated audit will reach Delhi's power distribution companies today.
Even as schools are set to release forms for nursery admissions, parents have raised queries over definition of "Parent-alumnus",  writes the Hindustan Times. The paper has also reported that for the first time over 60,000 students will take the JEE-Mains examinations in languages like Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu.
Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly, faced with an imminent enquiry following a presidential reference, quits as West Bengal's Human Rights Commission Chief. The story has been covered by Economic Times under the headline "Ganguly resigns, Justice Done".
The Supreme Court says all that judges need is a respectful and dignified way of addressing them. You don't need to call them "My Lord" or "Lordship" always. Calling "sir" is good enough, reports the Indian Express.
The Financial Express signals that the stalemate over the policy on genetically modified (GM) crops could end soon and field trials for 50 GM crops could be cleared soon.
The Pioneer carries a research by National Tiger Conservation Authority wherein it reports that the tiger occupancy area has shrunk by 12,000 Sq. Kms. during four years from 2006-2010.
And finally, first there was bargain friendly Black Friday , and now there's Blue Monday the most miserable day of the year. According to researchers who have analyzed more than 2 million tweets over the past three years, the first Monday back from work in the New Year is the day when people post the most negative tweets, reports the Times of India.

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