Friday, May 30, 2014

Graduate or class 12 pass? Smriti's affidavits at odds


    The article 370 row, speculation over who will lead the BJP as party head and the government using the ordinance approach to appoint the new Principal Secretary to the PM are some of the main stories in the papers today.
    The Hindustan Times writes that the row over article 370 has intensified with the J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah saying he would oppose "tooth and nail" any abrogation move, and the RSS asking him if he thought the state was his "parental estate". In a related story, the Tribune writes "Talk of article 370 a political stunt, (says) Congress".
    "Who will lead BJP: Shah, Nadda or Om mathur?" asks the Pioneer, reporting that a search is on for a new face to head the party.
    "Law blocks top PMO posting, so government changes the law" headlines the Indian Express, adding that for former TRAI Chief Mishra to join the PMO, an ordinance has been issued to amend the TRAI act, which did not allow this.
    Another lead story which features in most papers relates to the disparity in HRD Minister Smiriti Irani's Lok Sabha affidavits regarding her educational qualifications. The Times of India says "Congress pounces on disparity in Smriti's 2004, 2014 LS affidavits" - asks Minister which one is correct as firt class BA, second, B.Com part I", while the Hindustan Times questions "Graduate or class 12 pass? Smriti's affidavits at odds".
    The Mail Today says:"Broke Air India splurges on Freebies, free flight tickets for working and retired employees and families; Children to inherit benefit even after employee passes away."
    The Business Standard writes that in what came as a surprise to many, CEO probable BG Srinivas has quit Infosys.
    The Hindu reports that in Pakistan an "Anti Modi" resolution over allegations of his Terrorism against Pakistan was blocked by speaker Rana Iqbal in the 372 member Assembly of Punjab Province, ruled by Nawaz Sharifs PMC-N party.
    And finally, in what is being called a Medical Breakthrough study that could change the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and heart problems, the Indian Express writes that the Institute of Bio-informatics Bangalore has for the first time, deciphered a near complete protein map of human beings.

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