Egypt sentences 3 journalists to prison, drawing international outcry - Los Angeles Times
The four year undergraduate programme in Delhi University getting the Axe, Switzerland agreeing to share Black Money information with India and the Home Ministry likely to approach the Cabinet to withdraw the snoopgate probe are some lead stories in papers today.
The Indian Express writes that Ministries which have inputs , critical or necessary for decision-making in proposals piloted by other ministries but fail to communicate them in time will now have to explain, with reasons.
The Times of India reports that after environment clearance, forest clearance for Industrial and infrastructure projects will go online from July 1st.
The Hindustan Times, in a special report opines that in a first sign of inter ministerial squabble, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to carve out a separate department for skill development and entrepreneurship is facing stiff resistance from ministries who will see a major chunk of their funds disappear if the plan is approved.
"Arabs notice their absence for President's speech", says the Asian Age, writes that representations of West Asian Govt. here note a bitter irony - that while India desperately seeks Arab help to bring remaining 38 Indians held hostage in Iraq, India's latest foreign policy enunciation makes no mention of this country's ties.