Monday, March 14, 2016

Telangana presents Rs 1.30 lakh crore budget for 2016-17

Telangana presents Rs 1.30 lakh crore budget for 2016-17: This includes a plan expenditure of Rs 67,630 crore and non-plan outlay of Rs 62,785 crore


Decisions taken at the just-concluded  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh conclave at Nagaur are prominently seen on front pages of the Press. Quoting RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyaji Joshi - Hindustan Times says - " Well - off don't need quotas", he said this is response to a question on the fierce campaign by the relatively well off Jat community in Haryana and Gujrat's Patidar clan, demanding quotas.

Hindustan Times reports that the Narendra Modi government will soon draft a lease law  to unlock unused farmland, a key reform to improve agricultural output, ensure credit flow to tillers and extend the benefit of its crop insurance scheme.

Financial Expess reports that India born former Goldman Sachs Director Rajat Gupta has been released after completing his two year prison term, weeks after a US court agreed to rehear his appeal to throw out his 2012 insider - trading conviction.

"Chinese troops seen on PoK side of LoC", highlights the Asian Age. Ringing alarm bells in India's security system, Chinese People's Libration Army troops have been spotted at forward posts along the Line of Control on the Pakistani side of Kashmir.

In the Citizenship Row, the Advani-led committee asks Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi to responde to questions whether he had once declared himself a British Citizen, writes the Economic Times.

The Indian Express headline says the Health Ministry has banned 344 drugs which include several common cough syrups, analgesics and anti biotic combinations sold over the counter.

The Pioneer reports - With the beginning of summer season, the Gujarat state forest department has declared to make arrangements for 500 man-made water bodies for the wild animals including the Asiatic Lion in  and around Gir Forest.

And finally, Hindustan Times tells us that Mother Teresa will be canonized on September 4 at the Vatican, the Pope having officially cleared the path to her sainthood last December when he recognised the "Miraculous healing' of a Brazilian man.

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