Tuesday, June 24, 2014

PM Modi orders ministries to have Twitter, Facebook account : India, News - India Today

PM Modi orders ministries to have Twitter, Facebook account : India, News - India Today


The continuing face off between the Delhi University & University Grants Commission over the four year undergraduate programme, the government's efforts to rescue the Indian hostages taken in Iraq and India writing to Switzerland seeking black money details of Indians are some lead stories in dailies today.

"Meet the Campa Cola homeless: CEO to Diamond merchant, MD to Editor", headlines the Indian Express, taking a closer look at 10 of the 89 illegal flat owners affected by the events at the Campa Cola compound at Worli, Mumbai. In a related story, the financial express says "Homeless in Mumbai: Not quite the usual suspects."

"Kabul cannot fight terror alone: Envoy", is The Hindu headline. The paper writes that Afghanistan is stepping up its request for military training and assistance from India as the pull out date for NATO forces approaches.

The Times of India writes "Sugar price set to go up by 2-3 rupees a kg" - "Sweet deal for industry, bitter for consumers". The paper reports that a series of measures, announced by the government for the sugar industry will result in this.

The Tribune writes that the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO that met in Doha has finally bestowed the World Heritage Site status on the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation area in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

And finally, The Asian Age writes: "MHA clean up reveals rare nuggets from another era". One file has revealed that Lord Mountbatten was sanctioned 64,000 rupees as TA/DA in 1948 for his move back to Britain. After factoring in inflation, that sum today would  amount to several crore rupees. Revealing another rare nugget, the paper says that the pension of India's first President Rajendra Prasad & the salary of late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri were sent to the calamity fund, after they refused to accept it.

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