Sunday, January 26, 2014

Politics and Babus : Centre mulls cooling off time


President Pranab Mukherjee's Republic Day Eve address to the Nation, is covered extensively by the Press. Hindustan Times writes, "Pranab attacks 'populist anarchy' - hints at AAP". He said voters must ensure that there is no hung parliament, adding that a fractured government can be catastrophic.
Papers also cover, with photographs and articles, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India. The Sunday Tribune writes, 'Amid increasing Chinese assertiveness in the region, India and Japan have decided to intensity defence and maritime corporation. Abe is the first Japanese Prime Minister to attend India's Republic Day celebration as chief guest.
"Politics and Babus : Centre mulls cooling off time - is an Asian Age headline. The paper writes that the centre is planing to bar retired Bureaucrats from joining politics soon after retirement. A cooling off period of two years may be necessary before they can formally join any political party.
The Sunday Times reports that according to the ABP News - AC Nielson poll the BJP is expected to win 210 seats in the Lok Sabha while Congress could slip to its lowest level with just 81 seats.
Mail Today reports that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, addressing a gathering on the eve of Republic Day, promised to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill at a special Assembly session in the Ramlila Maidan next month. He said he wants to make Delhi the first corruption free city of India.
Newly crowned Norwegian World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen took just nine moves to checkmate Bill Gates in a speed game, televised on Friday. Microsoft's founder Bill Gates said before the game that the challenge already had a predetermined out come - reports the Asian Age.
Times of India asks "Are the days of the stethoscope over ?" Two hundred year since its invention in France the famous Doctors listening device may soon be consigned to the museum with the advent of new hand held and more accurate ultrasound technology.

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