Western powers rush to court PM Narendra Modi with eyes on defence deals - Hindustan Times
The training session for first time BJP MPs at Surajkund has been reported prominently by many news dailies today. "MPs learn the ropes at Modi Ki Pathshala", reports the Hindustan Times. The Tribune adds with the headline "Know the people, be known for your work; Modi to MPs".
In a significant story, The Pioneer reports in front page that the Modi Government is keen on hiking the defence budget by 15 to 18 per cent, which will be one of the highest in the last three decades, with the focus mainly on sustaining the momentum of modernisation of armed forces.
According to the Sunday Statesman, "In its efforts to ensure safety of Indians stranded in Iraq due to the ongoing civil war, the government has deployed the Navy Warship INS Mysore in the Persian Gulf." The Asian Age adds that the Indian Government has set-up three camp offices in the Iraqi cities of Najaf, Karbala and Basra to facilitate the departure of 10,000 Indians from non-conflict zones."
"China claims Arunachal in its map again", reports The Pioneer, while in a related story, The Asian Age reports that China has reportedly commissioned "a preliminary research study to build an international rail link connecting its border province of Xinjiang to Pakistan, a contentious project from India's perspective as it runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)".
Many newspapers have reported prominently, the statements made by senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul Gandhi lacks temperament to rule, declares Digvijay - Singh adds to Post-Poll-Rout Congress disquiet", reports the Times of India.
For anxious admission seekers to Delhi University, the newspapers carry good as well as bad news. "Monday kick-off for DU with cut offs, fresh applications" reports the Hindustan Times while the Times of India reports "DU turns B Tech into BSc, scraps BMS".