Friday, February 20, 2015

Corporate spying: Five men including two oil ministry staff, Reliance industries man arrested

Corporate spying: Five men including two oil ministry staff, Reliance industries man arrested


    The recent controversy over a suspected Pakistani fishing boat going up in flames - with a senior Coast Guard officer contradicting Government claims, continues to make headlines in the papers. “Pakistan Boat Row haunts Government”, writes The Statesman, whilst The Times of India writes that Pakistan has latched on to the officer’s claim and has accused India of violating International Law.
    “Modi pitches ‘Make in India’ in defence” - headlines the Asian Age. The paper  writes - while inaugurating ‘Aero India 2015’ at Bengaluru yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for FDI in his “Make in India” programme, opening a window for majority foreign ownership in defence companies.
    On the Bihar political embroglio, The Indian Express writes that the Bihar BJP legislature group, yesterday decided to extend support to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, during the trial of strength in the House, on Feb the 20th.
    ‘The Centre is in no hurry to accept the controversial recommendation of the Shanta Kumar Panel, to reduce the number of Public Distribution System beneficiaries for subsidised food grain from 67% to 40%, under the National Food Security Act, reports the Hindu.
    The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has refused to grant a visa to Naveen Akhtar, chief spokesperson of J&Ks People’s Democratic Party, for a Track-II conference - scheduled to be held in Islamabad next week, writes the Indian Express.
    Hindustan Times writes that leaders in the ruling NDA are considering approaching Congress President Sonia Gandhi to help move fresh bills to replace ordinances - that the government had pushed - in the face of stiff opposition, as  support from the Congress would help cobble up the required numbers in the Upper House, to pass the bills.
    And finally, The Hindu Business Line writes, Delhi Airport has been adjudged  ‘the world’s best airport in the 25-40 million passanger category’.

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