Modi to meet Rajnikanth on Sunday - The Hindu
The EC's action on Azam Khan and Amit Shah for their hate speeches finds prominent mention in all papers today. "EC bars Shah, Azam UP rallies" reports the Pioneer. The Economic Times reports "Amit and Azam barred from UP campaign, may deter leaders".
The outrage over the Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's statement over rape has led him to blame the media. The Asian Age reports "After rap, SP Chief blames media". Undeterred another SP leader Abu Azmi is reported to have said "Punish women too in rape cases: SP leader" reports the Times of India, while the Hindustan Times quotes him a saying "Hang women for sex outside marriage: Abu Azmi".
Mr. Modi's marital status is the subject of many news headlines today. "Why silent on wife? Rahul to Modi" headlines the Hindustan Times. The Indian Express reports with Rahul Gandhi's query "How can Modi honour women, if can't mention his wife". The Tribune adds "Congress to EC: Book Modi for concealing marital status".
In its lead page story the Mail Today reports "Congress hits panic button - rattled by first three phases of election, Rahul calls on emergency meeting to devise strategy for next rounds".
The decision of the Allahabad High Court to demolish two 40 storeyed residential towers for flouting norms has been reported by the Times of India "Raze Noida Twin towers, HC orders the builder Supertech, return money with 14 percent interest to buyers".
In a significant news item, the Asian Age reports that India and Russia have finally signed an agreement for building units 3 and 4 of the Kundankulam nuclear plant project at a cost of 33,000 crore rupees.
And finally, the Times of India reports that doctors have engineered a human cartilage graft from a patient's nasal septum cartilage cells to successfully rebuild the nostril's of five individuals whose noses were damaged by skin cancer. According to the British medical journal The Lancet, this feat was achieved by the doctors from the University of Basel in Switzerland.