88 swine flu cases reported in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh in 2014
PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti meeting J & K governor N N Vohra - on government formation in J&K, hinting at a tie up with the BJP, is highlighted in this morning's Press. The Asian Age writes, "PDP hints- it is ready for BJP alliance", though the saffron party still awaits a formal offer of dialogue.
In its top headline The Hindu writes- "Centre moots health as a fundamental right"- The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - in its draft 'National Health Policy 2015' - has suggested making health a fundamental right, similar to education, and also makes denial of health care an offence.
Live covrage of anti-terror operations by television channels are under the scanner, with the Home Ministry seeking a ban on such telecasts, reports The Times of India.
In an articled headlined - "Parrikar's New Year Bonanza for Armed Forces"- Mail Today reports that the government is about to finalize a proposal that will allow foreign companies to appoint authorized representatives for negotiating defence deals.
The Times of India reports that the country has got its first woman Director General of Civil Aviation, with the appointment of M. Sathiyavathy, a 1983 batch UT cadre IAS officer.
"Vadra's firm gets a tax notice:- says explain land and financial deals" - headlines the Indian Express. In the first move by the central Government against Robert Vadra, The Income Tax department has begun scrutiny of his controversial land deals and financial transactions.
Hindustan Times tells us that in the next few months work will begin on three smart cities on the outskirts of Delhi - at Dwarka , Rohini and Narela - with urban aim centres guided by technology, uninterrupted power , water and wi-fi connectivity, with Dwarka to get a financial hub.
And finally, to conclude Press review -The Times of India writes that all green or enviornment friendly buildings - identified on the basis of use of Water & Energy conservation methods, Re-cycled materials, Solar power, Natural lighting and Energy self-sufficiency across the country will get a special logo in the New Year.