Saturday, January 11, 2014

India hits back with diplomat expulsion


The expulsion of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade from the US dominates the front pages of most news dailies today. "As Kbobragade returns, India asks US to recall diplomat of same rank" headlines The Times of India  while the Mail Today adds "India  hits back with diplomat expulsion".
Allegations of misconduct against yet another Supreme Court judge has also been reported prominently by many newspapers "Another SC judge another, another  intern, same charge" reports The Pioneer.
In a front page story The Times of India reports that the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI has booked 3 serving Lieutenant Colonels, including 2 from IMA, for issuing fake experience certificates to candidates and replacing their original answer sheets during Group-C and Group-D recruitment held by the IMA in 2011-12.
The Pioneer reports that the according to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal the anti corruption help line introduced by the Delhi Govt. received over 23 thousand calls within two days of its launch and has resulted in a Head Constable being booked, and a Cooperative society staffer arrested for accepting bribes.
In significant news, the Hindu reports that the Union Environment Ministry has taken a decision in two high profile cases, rejecting the forest clearance for Vedanta's Bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri hills of Odisha,  and renewing the stand alone environmental clearance for Posco's 8 million tones per annum steel plant.
In a related story the Times of India reports that the Punjab and the Haryana High Court quashed a 2009 Haryana Govt. notification acquiring 1400 acres of land in 8 villages around Gurgaon for development in a judgement that deals a big blow to the Hooda Govt. as well as the Millennium city's realty sector.
And finally, according to Economics Times The T2 Airport Terminal in Mumbai inaugurated by the Prime Minister yesterday houses thousands of art facts and paintings, boasting of arguably one of the largest art collections in the world at an Airport. 

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