Monday, February 24, 2014

Many new phones coming, but Samsung hogs limelight - The Washington Post

Many new phones coming, but Samsung hogs limelight - The Washington Post


Almost all papers have carried on their front pages news stories about yesterday's public raillies by Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal.

Despite spending 6,500 crore rupees, Yamuna remains dirty says a story in the Hindustan Times. The parliament standing committee on Urban development observed that under JNNURM, a project for laying interceptor sewage into the river was approved in 2010 at a cost of more than 1300 crore rupees, but there was only 35% progress, adds the paper.

While the Hindustan Times reports of Delhi police data showing human trafficking up by 10 % in 2013, The Tribune reports of 11 bulls and 2 cows being rescued by the police in Yamuna nagar, Haryana. While the cattle were being taken for slaughtering.

Its not just humans & cattle being smuggled, wood from our forests is also dwindling. The Business Standard in its opinion page has environmentalist Sunita Narain, saying that we have lost huge forests to development and that forests have been blocked out in the economic assessment of the country having been lumped together with agriculture and fisheries.

And, In a first for the city, Delhi Commission for protection of Child Rights has launched a study into the status of children of denotified tribes like Sapera and Sansi. The last data on these tribes was collected in 1931 reports the Times of India.

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