Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BJP vows to end policy paralysis


The Tribune in its front page headline "BJP vows to end policy paralysis" writes that the much awaited BJP manifesto was released by a galaxy of BJP leaders. The party promises to give high priority to the revival of economic growth and jobs creation while containing inflation and pursuing tax reforms.
According to the Pioneer, after the army a large chunk of NRI's are counting on the Supreme Court to be allowed to vote in the 2014 general elections from their place of work - the court has asked EC to consider the demand of NRI's to cast their votes at respective Indian Missions either through postal ballots or electronic voting.
An Asian Age report says that President Pranab Mukherjee may exercise his franchise in New Delhi through postal ballot for the South Kolkata Lok Sabha seat. If he does, then he may become the first President to use the postal ballot.
In a biggest business coup, Sun Pharmaceuticals will acquire Ranbaxy Laboratories, creating what will be India's largest drug maker and the Worlds 5th ranked generic manufacturer. The story has been covered by the Economic Times under the headline "Sun Pops Ranbaxy for 4 billion dollars".
The Times of India on its business page writes that Air India has proposed to cut the salary of its pilots by up to 15%, a move that could lead to another round of industrial action just ahead of the coming holiday travel season.
And finally, imagine a shirt that could grow back a sleeve if it rips of or a couch that can grow when you want to rest your feet. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing "Living materials" from biological particles that could be used in every day items, reports the Business Line.

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