Thursday, March 10, 2016

India vows to recover $1 billion from troubled liquor baron

India vows to recover $1 billion from troubled liquor baron: Congress party demands to know how Mallya known for his extravagant lifestyle was allowed to fly out


    The National Green Tribunal giving nod to Art of Living World Culture Festival on the Banks of River Yamuna, but slapping a 5 crore rupees fine for environmental compensation, is extensively covered by Papers, replete with photograph of the construction work at the site. A headline in the Asian Age reads "NGT gives reluctant nod to Sri Sri event, Art of Living fined 5 crore".
    The Times of India writes - The Congress inflicted an embarrassment on the Modi government yesterday,  joining hands with the Left, SP and JD(U), to force a change in the motion of thanks to the Presidents address to the Joint sitting of Parliament.  This was in criticism of laws passed by BJP governments in Haryana and Rajasthan to make minimum educational qualification mandatory for Panchayat election candidates.
    Kingfisher Airlines chief Vijay Mallya continues to make headline news. "Art of Leaving: Mallya flew out on March 2", headlines the Times of India. 13 Banks move Supreme Court to stop Mallya, but in a surprise move he has already left India, adds the paper.
    Hindustan Times writes - eight years after they inked a historic Civilian Nuclear Agreement, India and the US are engaged in price negotiation to close the deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India and Toshiba-Westinghouse - for six Reactors. The deal could be inked during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Washington, between March 31st and April 1st.
    And finally, Hindustan Times writes, "Gir lions in heart of London". Next week Queen Elizabeth will unveil a unique 5.2 million pound project that replicates the village and forest ambience of Sasan Gir in the sprawling Regents park, as Part of London Zoo's breeding programme for the Asiatic lion. 

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