Friday, August 14, 2015

‘OROP will suffer fate of Modi’s other promises’ | Business Line

‘OROP will suffer fate of Modi’s other promises’ | Business Line


    The Government likely to convene a special session for GST bill developing 4G to require 2 years Pakistan National Security Advisor to meet Ajit Doval on 23rd August Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit a mosque in UAE  and Maggi noodles going for a re-test in an authorised lab in a Bombay High court reprieve, are some of the stories dominating newspapers today.
    "Last day, worst show" headlines Hindustan Times pointing to the acrimony between the BJP and the Congress that paralysed proceedings in Parliament.
    After the business community, now the Inidan Medical Association IMA has started an on-line petition asking its 2.5 lakh members to sign protesting against the wasteful use of Parliament time, reports the Hindu.
    Here's some good news for anti-junk food enthusiasts. According to a survey in June, there has been a sharp decline of 42.7 percent in instant food category and a 26 percent decline in the very harmful soft drinks segment. Could this be Maggi effect? Asks a Business line report.
    The death of the chairman and founder of Hero Cycles - OP Munjal at 87 year of age has also been covered by most newspapers. At 7.5 million a year, he was world's largest cycle maker and even sold components to BMW for bikes.
    The Hindustan Times reports of the ongoing tussle between Delhi Lt.Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Government over the revision of circle rates on agriculture land.
    And finally, Twitter direct messages may now go upto 10,000 characters. Its gotten rid of the 140 word limit- thus offering competition to Facebook, reports the Business Standard.

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