Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Farmers above 60 years of age may get monthly pension of Rs 5,000: PM



The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Man ki Baat broadcast on All India Radio yesterday makes for front page news in all papers.

The Hindustan Times headlines Opposition spreading lies on land bill, Modi tells farmers.  PM bats for NDA version for land acquisition bill, says new law will ensure full compensation to land owners - the paper reports.

"PM ploughs a Land Bill furrow with farmers" headlines the Economic Times.

Another story dominating the front pages of newspapers is the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley denying any rift with the Reserve Bank of India over the structure of a committee that will set interest rates and take monetary policy decisions.

In a shocking case of official apathy, the sports ministry has sought report on differently abled sports persons who are participating in the 15th National Para-athletics Championship, being put up at unfurnished and unhygienic  accommodations at Ghaziabad, the Indian Express reports.

The Tribune carries a heart rending but inspiring story of Charudatt  Jadhav, who lost his vision at 13 but now heads the top of an IT firm Tata Consultancy service.

India's Water man Rajinder Singh has been conferred with the Nobel prize for water for 2015 - He brought water to 1000 villages in Rajasthan especially by building low level   banks of earth. His methods are simple and cheap says, a report in the Hindustan Times.

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