Monday, January 13, 2014

Veteran Telugu actress Anjali Devi passes way

Veteran Telugu actress Anjali Devi passes way


In a story related to the ongoing probe into the coal block allocation, the Tribune reports that the CBI has found no criminality in the allocation of about 60 coal blocks, and they are likely to be taken out of the purview of the probe, after taking the Supreme Court's permission.
The Pioneer writes that as many as 16 road projects, collectively worth 20,000 crore rupees, are awaiting clearances from the Environment Ministry at various levels. This is in stark contradiction to the claims made by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways in the Lok Sabha last December that only four projects were awaiting 'formal' Environment Ministry clearance.
"Bad news in the pipeline: Your kitchen, auto fuel bills set to rise", says the Hindustan Times adding that the next 2 to 3 months are expected to bring a series of steep hikes in prices of kitchen & auto fuels, with the only comfort being that they will be spread out and not bunched.
"Vishwas storms Rahul's Amethi", reads the Mail Today headline, referring to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas addressing a big gathering yesterday in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency while the Asian Age writes, "AAP's Rally at Amethi turns out to be a flop".
The Hindu writes that India has a reason to smile as on Monday, it completes three years without reporting any case of polio. Officially the World Health Organisation (WHO) will certify India as Polio-free on 11th February after the last of random samples picked up would be tested, reports the paper.
And finally, under the heading "Self help groups: Udhampur is a land of woman power", the Pioneer reports on how the Gramin Pragati Sangathan, is helping village women across Udhamapur set up self help groups for economic self reliance. This, the paper says, has helped women start schools and small businesses too.

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