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Election news dominates front page headlines in all the papers. Highlighting AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's decision to contest against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi, the Hindustan Times writes "Braving ink, eggs, Kejri takes Varanasi plunge". The Indian Express focusses on the Congress party nominations under the caption "Congress fields Mistry in Vadodra, Chavan in Nanded".
The arrest of Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar by the special cell of the Delhi Police is widely reported on the front pages. "IM India chief Tehseen Akhtar held from Nepal" reports the Tribune. The Indian Express writes "Last of IM's local leadership in net".
Another story prominently noticed on the front pages concerns the BCCI chief N Srinivasan. "Top court warns Srini to leave BCCI chief's post" is the front page lead in the Asian Age. The Pioneer writes "Srinivasan must go for fair IPL probe:SC".
The Hindustan Times reports that the Aviation ministry's plans to privatise six government owned airports has been put on hold as it writes "EC defers privatisation of airports till elections".
In international news, all the papers take note of the ouster of Russia from the G 8 grouping. "Russia suspended from G8 over Ukaraine crisis : Sochi summit scrapped, Big 7 to meet at the same time in Brussels" reports the Tribune.
And here's a startling fact about health risks. The Times of India reports "Air Pollution biggest health risk, says WHO". The Asian Age cites WHO statistics to say "7 million died of air pollution in 2012".
The passing away of actress Nanda following a heart attack is widely noticed in the press. The Hindu observes "Nanda's sensuality lay in her simplicity and whispering dialogue delivery".
If you have always mistakenly fancied yourself to be a good cook here's something that can help you. "New fork to add 21 flavours to your food" reports the Times of India about a gadget that can make people think they are tasting different flavours as they eat their meal.