Friday, January 17, 2014

Our PM will be chosen by Cong MPs democratically: Rahul Gandhi

Our PM will be chosen by Cong MPs democratically: Rahul
The Congress leadership deciding that Rahul Gandhi will not be projected as the party's prime ministerial candidate - but instead, lead the party as its Campaign Committee Chief - is highlighted by news papers. The Times of India top headline reads, "Rahul Congress PM pick - in all but name, will lead Lok Sabha campaign".
"Power Ministry to amend Tariff Policy, Electricity Act" - is a headline in the Indian Express. Minister of State for Power, Jyotiraditya Scindia said that for infusing fresh reforms, his ministry is proposing changes to the Electricity Act, to segregate the "carriage and content" function in the power distribution sector.
The Economic Times writes that the Aam Aadmi Party is putting the finishing touches to its first official paper on Economic Policy, being prepared with help from experts, including one former RBI governor.
  Hindustan Times reports that in an attempt to save its marines, the Italian govt is making smart moves by mobilizing popular opinion, the EU and even the catholic church - on the death penalty issue, with the EU threatening to suspend Free Trade Talks with India if it slaps the death penalty on the two marines.
Asian Age informs us that Uttar Pradesh has turned into a land of statues. In the past 22 years, across multiple regimes, Uttar Pradesh has erected 294 statues in parks, road crossing and various institutions, at an estimated cost of Rs. 6.4 crores. The maximum number of statues are those of Dr, B. R. Ambedkar.
 Times of India writes that Chinese doctors have used a 22 year old student's toe to create a new finger, after he lost his ring finger as a child. Doctors said it is not easy to tell the difference and they believe it could even be fully functional within three months.

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