Thursday, June 18, 2015

#CashforVote scam row turns into one-on-one battle | Business Line

Scam row turns into one-on-one battle | Business Line


The Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi controversy continues to dominate the headlines today."Lalit Modi storm grows to engulf Vasundhara", headlines the Hindustan Times."Centre stands rock solid behind Sushma", writes the Pioneer."Congress wants SC-monitored SIT probe into 'Modigate'", reports the Statesman.

Asian Age, Pioneer and The Statesman report that the long pending "one rank one pension"scheme for ex-servicemen may be rolled out ahead of assembly polls in Bihar.Government is trying to work out all the modalities prior to September- October.

"New tenancy law framed, rental housing set to grow", headlines The Hindustan Times, adding 'Rent authority special court to greatly help ease housing problem'.

"More aid to Jammu & Kashmir, boost for tourism", reports the Asian Age. The Tribune writes "1667 crore rupees aid for flood-ravaged J&K".

All most all the papers report that Delhi Universities St. Stephens College on Tuesday released its first cut off list for admission under graduate courses. The cut off bar for English is at a whopping 99 per cent and Economics is at 98.5 per cent.

The Times of India says "To prevent epidemics, American tech company Microsoft is developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs of potentially harmful viruses being spread by them".

"Foul air killing up to 80 Delhiites a day, claims study", writes the Times of India, adding 'Clean up can prevent 4 lakh deaths in India.

When is a minute not a minute? Well, Asian Age reports that at 2359 Greenwich Mean time on June 30 the world will experience a minute that will last 61 seconds. The reason for the weird event is something called the leap second.

And finally, good news for chocolate lovers. The Times of India reports that eating up to 100 g of milk chocolate or dark chocolate every day is tied  to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, a new study has claimed.

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