Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Italian court rules food theft 'not a crime' if hungry

Italian court rules food theft 'not a crime' if hungry


    The Uttarakhand and Himachal forest fires which have gutted large swathes of lush green Himalayan jungles, remain on the front pages today. The Times of India writes "Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand could have a devastating effect on the state's glaciers, which are lifeline of major rivers flowing through India's northern plains. The paper says 'Black Carbon, from the smog and ash are covering the glaciers, thereby making them prone to melting. The Pioneer, quoting government  sources writes, Uttarakhand forest blaze contained, fire cases down from 1,200 to 60."
    Vijay Mallya wanted in loan default cases  worth 9000 crore rupees sending resignation letter as an MP to Rajya-Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari - to pre-empt an expulsion order, is extensively covered.
    Former IAF chief SP Tyagi grilled 10 hours by CBI on Augusta", is the lead headlines in The Asian Age.
    And in its lead story The Indian Express writes, 'On the day the CBI questioned former IAF Chief SP Tyagi over his links to middlemen in the 3,600 crore rupee AgustaWestland Chopper deal,  the government announced it had deferred a decision on increase in FDI in AgustaWestland's joint venture with Tata Sons, to assemble helicopters in India.

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