Fresh trouble for Smriti Irani over 'misrepresentation' in affidavit - The Hindu
The Modi-Sharif meeting, and various aspects of the first day in office of the new Prime Minister and his team are covered prominently in newspapers this morning.
"NaMo takes Hardline on Terror", "PM Modi tells Pak PM to bust anti-India terror net", writes Mail Today. Hindustan Times calls it, "The Summer ice breaker", adding, Modi says, willing to normalise trade, Sharif hails good meeting. The Economic Times headlines "After tough talk on Terror, India ready to restart Talks".
The Hindu Business Line writes "Modi shares vision of mutual prosperity with SAARC leaders, Mauritius".
The Statesman says, "Portfolios announced, key ministries retained by BJP", The Indian Express writes, "A first : PMO empowers itself on all important policy issues". The Economic Times states "Unlike UPA, PMO to hold Strings on Critical Policy issues".
The Asian Age mentions Shiv Sena's Anant Geete refusing to take charge of his ministry - heavy industry and Public enterprises; Sena boss to decide today.
The Times of India leads with "First Cabinet move : SIT on black money". The Business Standard writes 'Govt goes all out to woo investors', on Day 1, says retrospective taxation should be avoided, hints at raising cap on FDI in defence sector, but refuses to allow FDI in multi-brand retail for now. The Hindu quotes Commerce and Industry Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman echoing her party's agenda of not allowing FDI in multi-brand retail.
The Pioneer reports new Railway Minister "Sadananda's 3 S for Railways : Safety, Security, speed" a day after the Gorakdham train mishap.
The Asian Age, reports "PM courtesy call on Manmohan at new home; Rs 18 crore to clean Varanasi; rail victims get PM aid".
Kejriwal furnishing bail bond on the suggestion of the High Court, is also covered by all newspapers. The Express Newsline says "Kejriwal relents, out of Jail". The Pioneer writes "Kejri gives in, succumbs to bail after 7 days in Jail".
And finally, "An ant sized answer to the big questions". The Hindu Business line quotes a study to state, ants are helping researchers understand the nuances of cooperative existence and complex problem-solving strategies.