Saturday, January 30, 2016

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza clinch Australian Open doubles title

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza clinch Australian Open doubles title


    The first list of the government's flagship smart-city programme and release of the second volume of President Pranab Mukherjee's memoir are major stories in newspapers today.
    "Bhubaneshwar tops 20-cities's race for smart tag" highlights the Pioneer. Hindustan Times notes "Smart NDMC area to go even smarter".
    "I was never a mass leader" Hindustan Times quotes President Pranab Mukherjee from his memoir. The Pioneer cites him as saying "Rajiv erred on Ayodhya" while the Hindu notes "Some facts are to be buried along with me, says Pranab".
    "India puts Pakistan to 26/11 action test" is the lead in the Hindustan Times, quoting external affairs ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup as saying "Islamabad trial is test of their sincerity".
    "IMF implements quota reforms as India gets more voting rights" reports the Tribune, as for the first time, four emerging economies - India, China, Brazil and Russia, would be among the 10 largest members of the IMF.
    The Financial Express notes " India, US map way out of tax disputes" as upto 100 pending tax disputes were resolved in the last one year without resort to litigation.
    "We should be careful about how we measure GDP" the Hindu quotes RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, as the new GDP series, in effect for a year now, has been criticised by economists.
    Times of India reports, Delhi Police has been ordered to shoot down anything suspicious that flies over the capital, in the backdrop of recent incidents of suspected drone sightings around the airport and elsewhere in the city.
    And finally, Times of India reports, over a year after ASI launched e-ticketing at Taj Mahal and Humayun's Tomb, the facility is to be extended to other heritage sites, with officials expecting to effect a complete shift in 2 to 3 months.

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