Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dalit scholar suicide: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi joins fast, compares Rohith to Mahatma Gandhi

Dalit scholar suicide: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi joins fast, compares Rohith to Mahatma Gandhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday threw his weight behind one of the demands of the protesting students: to bring in a ‘Rohith Act’ that can put an end to student suicides at universit


Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for targeted subsidies and reforms that transform the lives of the poor and questioning tax incentives for corporates makes for front page news today. "Modi questions corporate tax breaks" leads the Hindustan Times. While the Times of India quotes the PM as saying "Aim not to eliminate all subsidies only bad ones".

All the papers reports that the government stepped-up efforts to combat the Zika threat and set up a technical panel to formulate guidelines for pregnant women traveling to or from parts of the world hit by the virus.

The Times of India in its lead story writes that the Pragati Maidan which is a Delhi icon since 1972 and venue of the annual trade fair and exhibitions through the year is soon to be razed & rebuilt in 2000 crore rupees revamp.

Commenting on the multi crore solar scam the Hindu writes "Kerala High Court stays vigilance court order to probe Chandy". "High Court grants Chandy some relief as Saritha targets his son", informs the Indian Express.

The Business Line reports that the Central statistic office on Friday scaled down the economic growth rate for 2014-15 to 7.2 per cent from its earlier estimate of 7.3 per cent, and that for, 2013-14 to 6.6 per cent from the previous 6.9 per cent.

The Times of India reports that the Telecom regulator Trai is set to reject differential pricing for data services a move that would mean the end of controversial services like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero.

And finally, news for those trying to lose weight. Well, Exercise alone wont help you lose weight. Hindustan Times reports that, exercising is important in order to burn calories and stay fit. But a recent study says that exercise alone is not always enough to shed weight as our bodies adapt to higher activity levels and do not burn extra calories even if we exercise more.

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