Tuesday, July 19, 2016

AAP 'salutes' #NavjotSinghSidhu; BJP, SAD say exit won't impact alliance in Punjab poll

AAP 'salutes' Sidhu; BJP, SAD say exit won't impact alliance in Punjab poll

Government convening an all party meet ahead of today's monsoon session makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. "Modi reaches out to opposition over GST" writes the Asian Age. "All eyes on fate of GST Bill as Modi calls for consensus" headlines the Hindu. The Indian Express quotes the Prime Minister as saying "Thank all for stand on Kashmir, now need to pass GST Bill".
"Pulses policy in the works to curb inflation, boost nutrition" informs Hindustan Times, adding that "The government is readying a new policy framework to rein in the inflationary impact and stabilise the supply of pulses, a widely consumed but scarce food item."
"Prime Minister sets new rail road targets" writes the Asian Age. The papers writes that the Prime Minister's office has asked the ministry to award contracts of up to 25,000 km of road projects annually, highway construction to be increased by 2.5 times. Rate of construction of rail lines to go up to 7 km/day from 5 km/day, speed of passenger trains to be revised upwards by 5 km/hour.
"Hefty compensation for flight cancellation from August 1st" reports the Economic Times.
"India ramps up its military presence in Eastern Ladakh", reports the Hindu.
The Pioneer in an interesting story writes that as the country grapples with rising incidents of man animal conflicts, a novel cell-phone  based technology --"WildSeve" is set to show the way for minimising such tragedies.

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