Saturday, May 23, 2015

BJP’s volte-face on full statehood for Delhi

BJP’s volte-face on full statehood for Delhi - The Hindu


The tussle between the Chief Minister and the Lt. Governor of Delhi, the landing of Mirage 2000 aircraft on Yamuna Express way near Mathura with a picture, Delhi and neighboring states agreeing on a uniform tax rate are some of the stories dominating the News Papers today.

"RBI wins battle to keep debt management role" is the Hindu headline - New body will have limited functionality says the report.

"SC ban or not, illegal mining continues apace in Aravallis" is the Hindustan Times headline. A 50 feet deep lake for recharging water in Gurgaon's Raisina has dried up as 200-300 trucks transport stones each day and 2 villages depend on the illegal mining for income.

Mail Today reports how consumer forums have had complaints about Maggi Noodles manufactured by Nestle in India from bugs and rubber bands to fungus and foul smell have been found. Now it is accused of a very high lead and Mono Sodium glutamate content considered highly toxic for human beings.

The Indian Express reports that in an effort to integrate formal education with skill training, the government is working on imparting skills from class IX on wards in at least 25% of all schools in the country.

The Pioneer reports that the DCI - Dental Council of India has asked dental colleges to adopt at least 4 villages and take care of oral hygeine Currently 95 percent of the population suffers from gum disease according to a survey and only 2 percent dentists are available for 72 percent of the rural population.

And finally, The Asian Age carries a picture of a statue of Lachit Bor-Phukan, which is all set to be installed in Brahmaputra river in Guwahati. Lachit was a commander in the Ahom Kingdom in 1671 and known for his leadership in thwarting the Mughal forces attempt to conquer the kingdom.

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