Modi dedicates INS Vikramaditya to the nation,pitches for self-reliance
Heavy shelling across the Line of Control by Pakistan is prominently noticed on the front pages. "India returns Pak fire on LOC, PM takes stock with army chief" reports the Hindustan Times. The Hindu takes note of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as it writes "Modi in letter diplomacy with Sharif ; Writes that he looks forward to engagement in violence free atmosphere".
The CBI booking three sitting Rajya Sabha MPs and three former MPs of the house for allegedly inflating air travel bills and siphoning off lakhs of rupees as reimbursements is widely noticed. "Three sitting Rajya Sabha MPs booked in LTC scam is the lead in the Times of India.
The press keenly tracks developments in the backdrop of the Intelligence Bureau report on the activities of some NGOs in the country. "Foreign aided NGOs under government scanner" writes the Asian Age. The Indian Express quotes the activists named in the report as saying "IB report based on unfounded allegations".
The issue of who will be the next Lok Sabha Speaker is highlighted in many papers. The Tribune reports "Speaker keeps up suspense on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha". The Pioneer writes "JD(U) supports congress for Leader of Opposition post".