Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world


The Sheila Dikshit government spent 3,029.21 crore rupees on regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi but failed to provide the most basic of amenities, such as sewer and water lines, roads and drainage, says Hindustan Times quoting a comptroller and auditor general (CAG) report.
India strongly defended its stand at the World Trade Organization seeking implementation of the entire Bali package, countering the global finger-pointing at New Delhi and the accusation that the collapse of talks in Geneva would deal a death blow to multilateral trade negotiations, writes The Economic Times.
The Times of India says, responding to PM Narendra Modi's suggestion to fast-track trials in criminal cases against MPs, the Supreme Court has said the Centre should look at fast-tracking the entire criminal justice system instead.
The Indian Express says that the brother of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, the alleged gangster who was reportedly killed in a fake encounter has asked the special CBI court to order narco analysis tests on BJP President Amit Shah and 37 others accused in the case.
The Times of India reports that much like in government, the winds of change are blowing in the corridors of Parliament saying that after a deadlock of nearly three years, there is a flurry of activity on the floor of the two Houses. The paper adds in the last three weeks, the 16th Lok Sabha recorded a productivity of 103% in contrast to the 15th Lok Sabha that worked for only 61% of the scheduled time.
The Narendra Modi government hopes to save Rs.3,500 crore in oil subsidies by persuading 1 crore affluent customers to voluntarily pay market rates for cooking gas in response to text messages to customers inviting them to opt out of the subsidy for the sake of “nation-building“. n-building“, writes The Economic Times.
And finally, under the headline, "End of chemo in 20 yrs? Mapping DNA offers hope", The Times of India says Chemotherapy and its nasty side effects will become obsolete in less than 20 years adding treatments will individually fix faulty genes to cure cancer, thanks to a groundbreaking genetic research programme to decode 100,000 human genomes - a patient's personal DNA code

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