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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directions to his ministers at the cabinet meeting held yesterday dominate front page headlines. "Draw 100 day schedule listing priorities, Modi tells ministers", reports the Tribune. The Pioneer writes "Modi wants his team to focus on efficient governance, delivery, implementation of programmes".
The telephonic conversation between the Chinese Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi is highlighted on the front pages of all the papers. "China PM Li Keqiang rings Modi with offer of robust partnership" is the lead in the Indian Express.
As the new government settles down in office, the papers report on a number of decisions it's likely to take. "Defence FDI may be raised upto 100%" reports the Times of India. The Indian Express writes "Likely soon: green nod for projects worth Rs. 80,000 crores". The Hindustan Times states "Government open to Air India being privatized, says new minister".
HRD Minister Smriti Irani's response to the controversy over the alleged discrepancy in her election affidavits regarding her educational qualification is widely noticed. "Judge me by my work Smriti tells critics" reports the Times of India. The Pioneer writes "Smriti breaks silence over affidavit row, calls it a ploy to disturb her work".
In a special story the Hindu reports that the Priovident Fund Office has allowed companies to cap their monthly PF contribution to employees at 6500 rupees.
The CBSE class 12 results are out and the Times of India reports "Delhi dominates list of CBSE high scorers".
And finally, some good news for bird watchers! The Asian Age writes that researchers have developed a new smartphone app that allows users to identify up to 500 bird species through uploaded photos.