Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mangalyaan now 88 million km from Red Planet

Mangalyaan now 88 million km from Red Planet


PM Modi's maiden Independence Day speech is the major story splashed across papers today. "Maestro Modi 's 10 Mantras". Under that headline the Mail Today writes, in his maiden and extempore speech from Red Fort, PM declares end of socialist-era Planning Panel.
The Hindustan Times puts it as "PM gives 67-yr-old new glasses, new vision", describing how Modi got bullet-proof shield out of his way, freely met people. The Paper also reports, Modi announced the government would replace the Planning Commission with a new body likely to be modelled after China's policy advisory body, the National Development and Reform Commission.
The Economic Times opines,"Plan Panel's Loss may be Jaitley's Gain" speculating, FM's clout may grow as most functions of the body may come under the Finance Ministry.
The Times of India states, PM makes strong pitch to involve people in National Reconstruction Project; Cleanliness, girls toilets top PM's concerns.
The Business Standard writes,"On Independence Day, PM Modi sounds financial inclusion bugle".
"Government needs to work as an organic entity,says Modi", reports the Financial Express.
"Organs of state should have mutual respect" , The HIndu quotes the CJI speaking at the 68th Independence Day function at the Supreme Court lawns,adding , the Law Minister says government is wedded to independence of judiciary. The Indian Express reports, "CJI's note of caution: Hope we are mature enough to respect each other".
Papers also report, a four-member committee headed by A K Antony to identify factors which led to Congress's crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls shield Rahul from blame. The Indian Express states "Antony blames UPA  government for poll rout, Lets The Family get away".
"Bowing to banks RBI makes you pay for your cash". The Times of India reports succumbing to pressure from banks, RBI has turned the clock back, reducing the number of free transactions through ATMs.
And finally, "Maids get Gurgaon lifestyle as salaries zoom". The Times of India calls it "Max life in Millenium City" as domestic helps in Gurgaon make more than 20000/- a month with salaries rocketing in the past 10 years.

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