Monday, December 22, 2014

Sony hack: US mulls putting N Korea back on terror list

Sony hack: US mulls putting N Korea back on terror list


The front pages of most prominent dailies are replete with the exit poll results for Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir. The Hindustan Times says that if the exit polls are anything to go by, the BJP’s dream run will continue with a clean sweep of Jharkhand and a second-place finish in Jammu and Kashmir when results to the assembly polls are announced.
The Asian Age reports that  virtually overruling PM Modi’s categorical signal against any controversial remarks on religious issues, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has yet again stoked the simmering conversion row, backing the “ghar wapsi (homecoming)” programme being carried out by right-wing groups saying that these were being held to bring back those who had been diverted from the path..
Under the headline, "Robert Vadra lands in unlimited violation", The Mail Today writes that Vadra Violated Haryana's land ceiling Act and hid the surplus which is a punishable offence in law. The Statesman reports that the Haryana government has succeeded in getting a duplicate copy of the missing land deal documents related to Vadra from an RTI activist.
The Hindu reports that as per a survey conducted by National Sample Survey Office, over half of all agricultural households are in debt and 42 per cent of them owe money to banks and 26 per cent owe moneylenders adding that private traders dominate the procurement space, and few farmers have enough information about Minimum Support Prices.
A parliamentary committee has expressed shock over a survey stating that only 68.9 per cent elementary schools have girls’ toilets, of which 74.59 per cent are functional toilets, reports the Statesman.
A city court in Delhi on Saturday pulled up Union minister Nitin Gadkari and fined him Rs 10,000 for failing to file an affidavit in a criminal defamation case he has filed against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, reports The Times of India.
Under the headline, "Post-Peshawar, Pak kills 120 militants", The Times of India says that at least 120 militants have been killed - in the past three days.
Scientists at the University of Grenoble have found a positive correlation between enjoyment of spicy food and testosterone levels. “These results are in line with research showing a link between testosterone and financial, sexual and behavioural risk-taking, writes The Times of India.

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