Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UN panel says India on climate death row

Newspaper Headlines

"UN panel says India on climate death row" is the headline on Mail Today. The paper adds global warming is expected to have "Severe, pervasive and irreversible" effects, slowing India's economic growth, affecting food security and impacting health and development. This is based on the UN-backed most comprehensive assessment yet of climate change.

Addressing his first rally at Shivgaon in Maharashtra for the 2014 election, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani has sought to place Narendra Modi in the same league as two other BJP Chief Ministers, Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh and Raman Singh of Chhattisgarh, saying the Gujarat Chief Minister was not the only one to have scored a hat-trick of electoral wins, reports the Hindu.

Under the headline "Pak court indicts Pervez for treason" the Tribune writes the charge potentially carries death penalty.

The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence awarded to Devendra Pal Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment in view of the inordinate delay in the disposal of his mercy petition and his mental illness reports the Hindu.

According to the Indian Express there's a time-bomb ticking on the employment front. While the rising unemployment level among the youth is a worry, a much bigger cause for concern is that the rate of unemployment has progressively increased with rising levels of education for both men and women.

The Centre is set to fix timelines for forest clearances and hopes to grant approvals in less than a year , compared to a much longer time period, under a new electronic mechanism proposed to be put in place in a few months writes the Times of India.

British scientists have found that people with a tweaked gene in their carb digesting enzyme may be at a higher risk of obesity. This confirms that dietary advice may need to be more tailored to an individuals digestive system reports the Times of India.

"London is billionaire capital of Europe", writes the Times of India. London has been named the billionaire capital of Western Europe, boasting a higher number of "ultra-high net worth individuals" than Paris and tax haven Geneva combined.

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