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Express 5: Why Jayanthi Natarajan lost her job and why Justice Ganguly might

The Indian Express stories you must read before beginning your day.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | December 24, 2013 8:38:53 am

The Indian Express stories you must read before beginning your day.

1. THE REAL STORY: Days before she was asked to quit the union cabinet,Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan kicked up a storm by rejecting a “consensus position” allowing field trials of genetically modified crops arrived at by stakeholders. Ravish Tiwari and Anubhuti Vishnoi tell the story in Behind Jayanthi’s exit: scraps with Moily,her rejection of ‘consensus’ GM report

2. MAMATA’S CASE: Among the two other “charges” listed against Justice A K Ganguly by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are “paid employment during his term of high office” and a visit to Pakistan in June sponsored by a Delhi-based NGO without the government’s permission. In an exclusive report Appu Esthose Suresh and Ritu Sarin get you the details of the letter.

Ganguly took pvt case,NGO paid for Pak trip: Mamata to Pranab

3. DON’T STOP AT TWO: The Catholic Church that had taken the lead in ensuring family planning in Kerala in the 1960s and ’70s — in a departure from its conservative beliefs — is now encouraging members to have four or more children to stem a decline in numbers. Shaju Philip report on Kerala Church’s new prayer: Make babies

4. DEAR HOUSEKEEPER: “In return for getting a Green Card for yourself and your family,all you have to do is to be guided by us in the area of depositions and provision of evidence against your prominent employer. You must admit that this is a far easier way to get a Green Card than having to go to university,obtain multiple degrees,work hard,pay taxes,contribute to social security,improve the innovative and entrepreneurial climate of the US and so on.” There is more in Jaithirth Rao’s Letter to an Indian nanny in New York in Opinion

5. IMPRESSIVE SHOW: The technique of India’s new breed of batsmen has impressed many. Among them for South African opener Barry Richards,who says they have taken a huge step towards changing the notions that other teams,especially the likes of South Africa,had of them. From Johannesburg,Bharat Sundaresan takes us to Meet the mythbusters…

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