Most papers have a picture of PM Narendra Modi in the cockpit of MIG 29K air craft aboard INS Vikramaditya yesterday. 'Modi dedicates largest warship to nation' is the Statesman headline. "PM pitches for India's self-reliance in defence' adds the paper.
Modi warning people of very difficult decisions to revive the economy finds front page coverage in many dailies'. 'Ahead of Union Budget, PM hints at bitter medicine' writes the Times of India. The Hindustan Times, quoting the PM says 'India's financial health at rock bottom, hard decisions coming'.
Preity Zinta accusing Ness Wadia of assault and molestation also makes front page news. 'Cops take CCTV grab in Preity Zinta case' writes the Asian Age, whereas the Pioneer says its 'not a preity picture'.
Business dailies show Narayana Murthy addressing his last AGM in Bangalore. 'Had to take tough calls to fix diluted meritocracy - Murthy' is the Business Standard headline.
Many devotees are giving a miss to Kedarnath this year. 'Fear stalks pilgrims - ruins all around don't let ghost of 2013 rest' informs Mail Today. The Business Standard says 'Year after floods, Uttarakhand tourism a washout', adding that there is a fall of 70% in the tourism revenue.
In a block item titled 'Namesake', the Hindustan Times reports of a village in Manipur named Modi! Apparently, the villagers have paved a 22 km road themselves. 'Manipuri's Modi village paves it own achchhey din!' writes the paper.