Thursday, June 4, 2015

Maggi in hot water as Indian states take it off shelves

Maggi in hot water as Indian states take it off shelves


    The bleak Monsoon prediction by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) finds top mention in papers today. "Monsoon forecast cut to deficient, drought feared", headlines the Hindustan Times. The paper adds Science Minister Harsh Vardhan invokes 'God's favour'. "IMD's bleakest forecast ever, second straight drought this year", "Rains Pegged at 88%, last such spell 30 years ago, leads the Times of India.
    The RBI cutting repo-rate is another story that is dominating the headlines this morning."RBI cuts repo rate third time in a row, hints at long pause", is the headline in the Financial Express.
    The Indian Express quotes the Prime Minister saying to Muslim leaders that "Will respond even if you knock at mid night".
    "Easing of visa rules may fill forex coffers" writes the Hindu, adding "Number of foreign tourists expected to see an increase".
    The latest power tussle between Arvind Kejriwal government and the Lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung is widely reported in the papers. " Jung is on as AAP government riles L-G" writes the Pioneer. "Kejriwal Jung in a fresh stand-off" headlines the Statesman.
    "Food Cos Look for Safety valve post Maggi fiasco" write the Economic Times, adding "As more states start action against Nestle, other companies highlight safety aspect."
    Hindustan Times reports that a Parliamentary panel may recommend a new permissible limit for call - drops lower than the 2% set by Trai and may seek a penalty on telecom operators for calls that get abruptly disconnected.
    The Hindustan Times reports that a day after rain on Monday air quality improves in polluted Delhi, and residents breath clean air.
    And finally, parents take note ! Well, the Times of India reports that researchers  have found that the so-called 'helicopter parenting' or over-involvement in the lives of children is detrimental to kids, regardless how loving and supportive the parents might be.

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