Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pakistan captures BSF jawan swept away by Chenab river

Pakistan captures BSF jawan swept away by Chenab river


A likely decision on a govt in Delhi, the deadlock over the Insurance Bill, the RBI Governor keeping interest rates unchanged and the continuing UPSC row, find prominent coverage in newspapers today.
"Govt or fresh polls in Delhi : SC gives Centre 5 weeks", headlines the Hindustan Times. The Asian Age opines, "Fresh Delhi polls likely in December".
The Hindu reports, "NCP opts out of opposition motion on Insurance Bill". The Hindustan Times writes "Opposition firm, Govt calls another meet to save Insurance Bill".
The Times of India leads with "Ex-babus slam govt move on English" adding, "CSAT Necessary to test calibre, say Academics". The Asian Age states "Protests over UPSC exam get new twist, Oppn MPs demand test in all Indian languages", going on to say, "Language frenzy may erupt, Centre warned".
"No rate cuts, small chance of any soon". Under that headline, the Financial Express writes, "Rajan infuses 40,000 crore rupee liquidity with SLR cut; inflation remains in focus".
A front page report in the Hindustan Times says, "No jail for attempting suicide , govt working to scrap law", a move that will ensure people driven to kill themselves do not end up in jail if they don't succeed.
New service rules a boon to all women government staffers", states the Asian Age , reporting, the government decided to treat extended maternity leave and study leave as in service to compute seniority for promotion.
"Fears mount over the Mosul missing", is the Indian Express lead, on the plight of 40 Indian construction workers held by the Islamic State. The paper adds"officials say they are made to work for insurgents"; Last call on June 15 -- and then silence, say families.
The Statesman, in a box item, mentions " PM unlikely to address US Congress joint session" when he travels to the US, as the law makers need to go back to their constituencies to campaign for the November General Elections there.
And finally, India has more multi-millionaires than Australia, Russia or France!  The Times of India reports, the latest wealth index by New World Wealth has ranked India No.8 on the global list of multi-millionaires.

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