Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Outlook apologises to Rajnath Singh, says he never called 'Modi first Hindu leader in 800 years' | Latest News

Outlook apologises to Rajnath Singh, says he never called 'Modi first Hindu leader in 800 years' | Latest News


Newspapers discuss in detail the initiative of Paris to host the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which begins today. The Hindu writes that there are raised expectations that the participation of nearly 150 Heads of States will bring about a 'good agreement'.

"Modi Sarkar hopes Sherpa Manmohan Singh may help it climb GST mountain", is the top headline in the  Economic Times. The government pins hopes on the wisdom of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to get the Congress to come around on the GST imbroglio.

The Pioneer reports that in his monthly radio program, Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he proposes to put in place the "Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat" Scheme, aimed at strengthening the country's unity and harmony, and has invited suggestions in this regard on the portal MyGov.com.

The Asian Age writes that India questioned correctness of the report published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on a roadmap for a 100 billion dollar a year climate change financing by 2020, which appears to have 'overstated its progress'.

The government could allow states a Say in Centrally Sponsored welfare Schemes, a measure that is in keeping with its promise of cooperative federalism and will enable State governments to focus on programmes that best meet their requirements, reports The Economic Times.

The Times of India reports that the Delhi Government is going to appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court order on the CAG audit of discoms. The Delhi High Court had quashed on October 30th, the Kejriwal government's decision to get the accounts of three private power distribution companies audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

And finally,  Hindustan Times informs us that, the British Library and several institutions in India and Britain have come together for a major project that involves the digitisation of thousands of books.

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