Sunday, June 19, 2016

Indian central bank chief to step down in surprise move

Indian central bank chief to step down in surprise move


    Sentencing in the Gulberg society massacre case has featured prominently on the front pages of most newspapers this morning. The Pioneer reports that as many as 11 out of total 24 convicts in this case were sentenced to life imprisonment by a special trial court, while one was sent to prison for 10 years and 12 others got jail term for seven years. Under the headline, "For Gulberg, ‘darkest day’, judge gives life", the Asian Age says the judgment left the prosecution, Jafri’s widow Zakia, and civil rights activists disappointed because they found the sentences lenient considering the brutality and scale of the violence in the residential colony in Gujarat’s capital.
    Suggesting major changes in the school examination structure, the committee that formulated the National Policy of Education 2016 has proposed “on-demand board exams“ for candidates, a two-part system of exams for Class X and a national level test after Class XII, similar to the SAT in the US, reports the Times of India.
    Gold is highly durable, but keep it inside a warehouse of the Delhi airport's customs department long enough and it may turn into brass. Mail Today reports that while inspecting a seizure of precious jewellery from a case dating back to 1989, officials found that the gold items had been replaced by a cheap metal slab.
    The Gujarat Forest Department has ordered an inquiry into the alleged incident of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja taking pictures with lions after disembarking from his jeep at the Gir wildlife sanctuary.
    And Finally, Men not taking time off to care for newborns, it turns out, is a difficult cultural norm to overcome. Parental leave policies that offer the same amount of time off to all new parents are on the rise. Yet fathers still don't want to take it. They're afraid. Men still think their careers will suffer if they take leave, according to a new Deloitte survey, writes the Times of India.

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