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The top story on most front pages this morning is of the Government deciding that the benefit of LPG subsidy will not be available for consumers with a taxable income of more than 10 lakh rupees during the previous financial year, with effect from next month. The Financial Express informs us that the PAHAL Scheme, meant to ensure that the subsidy benefits go only to the targeted group, has already weeded out over 4 crore 'bogus household' LPG connections.
The other story covered extensively is of two articles published by the Congress Party's in-house publication - 'Congress Dharshan'. Hindustan Times headline reads "Mouthpiece leaves Congress red-faced, editor sacked".
Business Standard says that an RBI committee on financial inclusion has suggested that the government transfer cash directly to persons instead of giving subsidies, and also linking credit accounts with Aadhaar to share data.
The Economic Times reports of India planning to establish a high level, Interministerial panel to help Jumpstart innovation which will be unfolded on January 16th by the Prime Minster.
The Asian Age reports that the controversy ridden Censor Board appears set for a revamp, with Information and Broadcasting Minister saying that the time has come to have a re-look at its functioning. Preferring to call it the 'Certification Board', Mr. Jaitley said the Board should be controversy free.
The Indian Express highlights that the Union Government is set to increase the maternity leave for woman employed in private firms from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks, with full pay.
And finally, Hindustan times informs us that despite ranking a lowly 24 among Indian States with regards to sex ratio, Gujarat has crossed a new milestone in matters of gender equality, with 56 percent of newly elected presidents in over 200 Taluka panchayat's, turning out to be women.