Sunday, March 22, 2015

REC to fund Rs 24,000 cr to Telangana power projects | Business Line

REC to fund Rs 24,000 cr to Telangana power projects | Business Line


The Passage of two crucial legislations to replace soon-to-lapse ordinances, in the Rajya Sabha yesterday, is highlighted in the Press. "Government clears Coal, Mines hurdle in Reforms Race, is the top headline in Hindustan Times. The Indian Express adds - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the government will continue its reforms impetus and take up the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax in the second half of the Budget Session.

The Times of India writes - 'Women and Child Development Ministers Menaka Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha that the 50 % budget cuts that her Ministry has faced would adversely affect the welfare of children in the country.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the World could suffer a 40% shortfall in water in just 15 years unless countries dramatically change their use of resource, a UN report has warned, as many underground water reserves are running low and rainfall pattern predicted to become more erratic with climate change.

"Government clears 33% quota for women in Union Territories Police Forces", headlines Mail Today.

And finally, The Indian Express writes - From this week onwards, all those boarding the Shatabadi Express in areas under the Northern Railways, are in for a surprise, as passengers can watch films and television serials on touch-screen units located at the back of every seat - a facility currently enjoyed mostly on aircraft.

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