Sunday, September 21, 2014

Maharashtra BJP proposes PM Modi, Amit Shah to contest Assembly polls sans Shiv Sena

Maharashtra BJP proposes PM Modi, Amit Shah to contest Assembly polls sans Shiv Sena


The seat sharing tug-of-war in Maharashtra  between the BJP and the Shiv-Sena on one hand and the Congress-NCP on the other, occupies prominence in today's Press. The Tribune writes "BJP -Sena alliance on the brink in Maharashtra", while Hindustan Times writes "Congress, NCP join fight club; disagree over seats".
With the objective of taking manufacturing growth to 10 per cent on a sustainable basis, and the economy on a high growth path - Prime Minister Narender Modi will launch the "Make in India" campaign on September 25th, reports the Hindu. The Campaign will include invitations to the world's top 3,000 companies - to explore investment possibilities in India. Indian Embassies around the world are expected to join the campaign.
A story in the Sunday Times front page says - In a major gain for Indian authorities trying to recover Black Money stashed away abroad, G-20 members, will today, agree to a deal that will mandate automatic sharing of all bank information with tax authorities on an annual basis, beginning 2017.
In a major embarrassment for India, at Incheon Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has fined the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) 10,000 dollars (about 6.08 lakh rupees) for withdrawing two teams at the 11th hour reports, the Times of India.
Bilawal Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People's Party - telling workers that his party would "take back the entire Kashmir from India - because it belongs to Pakistan", has drawn sharp criticism from India with  the ruling BJP describing his statement as 'childish' and 'irresponsible' according to The Indian Express. His remark has landed him at the receiving end of innumerable twitter jokes, writes Times of India.
Aadhaar set to get government push for five key schemes", such as the Direct Benefit's Transfer, cooking gas subsidy , transfer of pensions and scholarships, National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme, and the public distribution system 'as soon as possible' wrtites the Business Standard.

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