Thursday, August 14, 2014

Decisive challenge of our times is to end curse of poverty: President Pranab Mukherjee

Decisive challenge of our times is to end curse of poverty: President Pranab Mukherjee


The Lok Sabha giving a nod to the landmark Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is the front page story in most of the news papers. The Tribune writes - The two decades old Collegium system of appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court is set to change with the Lok Sabha passing a landmark bill to create a National Judicial Appointments Commission. The Indian Express says 'Judicial Bills pass Lok Sabha, hit Rajya Sabha bump'.

Senior leader and AAP founding member Shanti Bhushan attacking Arvind Kejriwal, also gets top coverage. Hindustan Times writes, "War within the Aam Admi Party intensified, with Bhushan questioning Kejriwal's organisational skills, saying the former Delhi Chief Minister did'nt have it in him to turn the young party into a national force.

"India Pakistan row over Modi Barb", headlines The Hindu, after Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of continuing a "proxy war" with India. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry said, it would be better if the countries don't engage in a 'blame game ' - and India's spokesperson saying Mr. Modi articulated India's core concern with Pakistan.

The Times of India reports that the Finance Ministry is taking a re-look at recent appointments of top level public sector bank executives just before the UPA demitted office, in what is seen as a direct fallout of the recent arrest of the Syndicate Bank Chief by the CBI, on alleged corruption charges.

And finally, the Indian origin professor of mathematics at Princeton University, Manjul Bhargava, being awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, known as the 'Nobel Prize' of mathematics, is also widely covered by the press.

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