Saturday, April 16, 2016

India to pay $8.8 bn for Rafale fighter jets: reports

India to pay $8.8 bn for Rafale fighter jets: reports 


    Newspapers today have different leads, with B.R. Ambedkar's birth anniversary dominating headlines.
    "On Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary, all parties lay claim to legacy", headlines The Hindustan Times. The Indian Express quips "It's my Ambedkar vs your Ambedkar".
    The mother & brother of Rohith Vemula, the Hyderabad University student who committed suicide in January, adopted Buddhism in the presence of Ambedkar's grandson, covers the Asian Age on its front page, with a photograph.
    "Indira arts centre's overhaul raises din", writes the Pioneer, of the Govt forming a new board for the IGNCA.
    "Govt to turn on odd-even heat with more boots on ground", is the lead in the Times of India. The Pioneer says "Govt poised to get even with odd fish as phase-II begins".
    "Agriculture gets 'national market' " states the Tribune, of the online trading platform launched by the Prime Minister yesterday.
    "Food scandal in Badal's Punjab Rains woes on Bank Books" headlines the Economic Times, of disappearing food stocks in Punjab godowns.
    "EWS quota haunts private city schools" reports the Hindustan Times, as the govt is to verify nursery admissions of 2015.
    The Finance Ministry has exempted business entities from paying service tax on certain services, where gross amount payable does not exceed 5000 rupees, notes the Times of India.
    "Reward for auto drivers for helping accident victims". The Hindu reports, the Delhi govt will soon award 2000 rupees to auto drivers rushing road accident & trauma victims to hospitals.
    And finally, Shaktiman, the police horse whose leg had to be amputated, after being injured at a protest rally, gets a leg-up as an American flew 12000 kms with a prosthetic limb for him. Shaktiman is now expected to walk within 45 days, reports the Times of India.

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