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7 Must Reads: BJP flaunts Narendra Modi government’s 100 day; SC grants Mudgal panel more probe time; and more

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 9:19am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 BJP all set to flaunt Narendra Modi government’s 100-day achievements on all fronts
With the Narendra Modi government completing 100 days, the BJP is all set to flaunt its achievements right from style of functioning to GDP growth figures. The party will highlight steps taken by the government to ensure that the message reaches the people across the country, a BJP leader said. While the government's list of accomplishments would be limited to policies and announcements, the BJP was likely to add political flavour to it. A party leader said Modi had refrained from opposition bashing over the past three months, taking his speeches beyond political rhetoric. Read more

#2 Setback for N Srinivasan as Supreme Court grants Mudgal panel more time to complete probe
With Supreme Court on Monday refusing to reinstate N Srinivasan as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president pending Justice Mukul Mudgal-led panel inquiry, this would surely have grave implications on the coming elections of the Board, slated for later this month. The apex court also granted two more months to Justice Mudgal Committee to complete its investigation on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting controversy. The Mudgal panel had earlier submitted its interim report after conducting a few investigations, but it has to get more details after meeting a few players. Read more 

#3 Pro Kabbadi League: When Kabaddi players got recognised on the streets
Pro Kabbadi League has turned unknown sportsmen into household names giving them their share of more than 15 minutes of fame
Kabaddi is breathtaking. It is, literally. And lifting the first-ever Pro-Kabaddi trophy was an example of one such moment. Though the players are trained to go breathless for a long time, the excitement of being the first to lift the cup, left Jaipur Pink Panthers skipper Navneet Gautam gasping. Read more 

#4 How Narendra Modi's PMO sings a different, unfamiliar tune to Manmohan Singh's PMO
Queues at Delhi's Gymkhana and Golf Club, the pleasure seats of ministers, top bureaucrats, corporate and diplomatic corps have thinned out. Even at intellectual clubs such as India International Centre and India Habitat Centre, getting tables is no longer a strenuous task. Since the new prime minister Narendra Modi made his abhorrence to party circuit public, bureaucrats have abandoned these places which were also places of networking with corporate and diplomatic world. Read more 

#5 1800km strategic road project on China border put on fast track
The Centre has decided to put the construction of 1800km long strategic road in Arunachal Pradesh on fast track. The most ambitious strategic border road project till date will join Tawang the western most point in Arunachal Pradesh with the easternmost point of Vijaynagar via Bomdila. The project cost is expected to run close to Rs 25,000 crore. Overlooking Chinese position along the Himalayan ridge close to the McMahon line the project was envisaged during UPA II regime in 2005, but was hanging fire due to several glitches, including environmental clearances and monetary constraints. Read more

#6 ISIS recruit Arif Majeed married Iraqi girl?
Arif Majeed, the Kalyan youth who is reported to have died fighting for the insurgents in Iraq, probably got married while he was in that country. This information was gathered from social networking sites and has been reported to the police who are investigating the case of Majeed and three others who are said to have joined the Iraqi insurgents. Read more 

#7 Fraternity opposes moves to appoint ex-CJI P Sathasivam as governor
Former chief justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam's reported consent to to take up the post of governor in Kerala after Sheila Dikshit resigned has not only evoked political reactions but also drawn criticism from judicial fraternity. Retired Supreme Court judges have opined that although it was his individual decision and there is no legal bar which restrains him from accepting the offer but no judge should opt for such political positions as a post-retirement job. Read more

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