NEWSPAPERS SCAN – APRIL 04
Under the headline “Drink Driving now a major issue on railway lines too”, The Hindustan Times writes that about 15 per cent drivers fail alcohol tests when they sign off duty.The paper adds that the Indian Railways has seen nearly four fold rise in the number of train drivers who failed an alcohol test over the past 5 years.
The Hindu reports that besides loss of revenue to the Haryana exchequer running into several hundred crores, more than 50,000 people could lose their jobs in the face of the ban on bars and pubs along National and State highways.
“Nitish pushes grand alliance plan- asks Congress and Left to start work to dethrone BJP in 2019”, writes The Asian Age.
“Kejriwal faces criticism over Jethmalani’s fee of 5 crore Rupees”, says The DNA, writing that the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi is facing widespread criticism after it came to light that the State Government is using public funds to pay bills incurred by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party leaders in their legal battle with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The Hindustan Times, quoting a CBRL’s report says that Delhi’s Connaught Place is the worlds 9th most expensive location with an annual Prime rent of 105.71 Dollars per square foot.
The Times of India writes that Google’s mobile operating system Android has, for the first time, surpassed windows as the worlds most popular operating system.