Thursday, July 2, 2015

Digital India Week: Project may create $ 3-4 bn IT opportunity | The Financial Express

Digital India Week: Project may create $ 3-4 bn IT opportunity | The Financial Express


The controversy over Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's alleged business dealings with former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi continues to dominate the front pages. With the Congress showing a 1949 document to claim that the Dholpur Palace was state property which was illegally converted into a private property, the Tribune reports "Dholpur Palace: Congress guns for Raje with new papers". The likely impact of the controversy on the passage of the Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill in the mosoon session of Parliament is alluded to by the Times of India as it writes "Congress offers govt. a deal : Axe Swaraj-Raje, get GST bill nod".

The landslide victory of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha in the assembly bypoll is widely noticed. "Post acquittal, Jaya returns to Tamil Nadu house with massive win" writes the Tribune.

The CAG report on the Delhi Government's allocation of funds for 2013-14 is keenly tracked in the press. "CAG slams Delhi for poor fund allocation" reports the Hindu. The Times of India reports the CAG as saying "Delhi govt. has no proof how 19,000 crore rupees was spent".

Most papers take note of a new policy drafted by the Ministry of Home Affairs on foreign investments in sectors like defence, telecom and private security. The Asian Age quotes the Home Ministry as saying "Telecom, security networks must be Indian run".

In a special story, the Mail Today reports "Army scraps the world's largest rifle tender". The paper says this is a setback to the Indian soldiers quest for a reliable assault rifle.

And finally, a story of people's power from Haryana. The Times of India informs us "Ignored by govts, villagers crowdfund 1 crore rupee bridge : Haryana netas to be kept out of inauguration".

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