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The ill fated Malaysia airline Boeing 777- with 295 persons on board - being shot down over eastern Ukraine, is highlighted in today's press. The Indian Express writes "Malaysia airline again, Ukraine govt claims - pro-Russia insurgents fired soviet missile, - at least 100 bodies found.
Hindustan Times writes, with the BJP firming up plans to form the government in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal attacked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, who, he claimed, was expected to invite the BJP to form the government.
"No scrapping of FDI in multi brand retail", headline The Asian Age as this could send a negative signal to investors. The NDA govt is also likely to continue the UPA policy of allowing States to take a call on whether they want to allow FDI in multi brand retail.
"Dark days ahead for North and Central India" is the top headline in The Statesmen. Large parts of northern and central India may soon plunge into darkness, as 46 coal based power plants are facing the prospect of shutting down owing to shortage of coal stock. The government is trying to improve coal production and supply.
The BJP-led NDA government has made it clear that the much-touted River Linking Project will not be carried out without the concurrence of the riparian states or beneficiary states, writes The Tribune.
And finally, the Times of India tells us giving interesting "cave painting" pictures - that scholars in Chhattisgarh may have stumbled upon ancient cave paintings in Bastar, which they believe, depict UFO's and aliens - dressed in costumes resembling space suits. The paintings, believed to be 30,000 years old, suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined alien beings from other planets.