Saturday, October 25, 2014

Six made-in-India subs in govt’s Rs 80,000-cr push to defence

Six made-in-India subs in govt’s Rs 80,000-cr push to defence


The front pages of most newspapers have highlighted the news about the increased pollution post Diwali. A Hindustan Times headline reads, "Spike in pollution sends elderly, kids to hospital", while under the caption, "Air quality in Delhi deteriorates", The Asian Age writes that the air quality worsened significantly and noise pollution witnessed an upward trend following Diwali.
Mail Today reports under the headline, "PM Modi's crorepati cabinet" that of the 44 members in Modi's ministerial team, no less than 41 - or 91 percent are crorepatis.
India today scoffed at the proposed Million March being undertaken for Kashmir in London this Sunday asserting that a country of a billion plus cannot be “overawed” by numbers even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh emphasised Pakistan should stop firing on the border, says The Tribune.
Arun Jaitley has come under scathing attack from senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani who has alleged that the finance minister was not keen for the truth to emerge regarding the government's efforts to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks, says Mail Today. The Indian Express reports that about a fifth of the individuals or entities named in the so called HSBC list of alleged foreign account holders have acknowledged their ownership of the accounts. These  136 account holders have either paid or are in the process of paying,  penalties for concealing incomes.
Sonia and Rahul Gandhi must communicate more and show a “little more urgency” in overhauling Congress, says former finance minister P Chidambaram as quoted in The Times of India.
"Pvt sector deserts war on TB, funding down 33% since 2011" - Under that caption, The Times of India tells us that even as tuberculosis continues to haunt the world, a new study has revealed that private sector funding has declined by more than a third since 2011 as pharma companies are closing their TB research programmes.
And finally, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated, Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have developed a technique that allows hearts which had been still for 20 minutes to be resuscitated and transplanted into a patient, writes The Times of India.

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