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"Modi launches satellite diplomacy with PSLV", headlines Hindustan Times. After witnessing the perfect lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India's space programme has put it in an 'elite global group of 5-6 countries - with the potential to be the launch-service provider of the world'. He asked ISRO to develop a SAARC satellite that provides a full range of applications and services to India's neighbours.
M.K. Narayanan resigning as Governor of West Bengal gets front page coverage. The Hindu writes - this happened two days after the CBI recorded his statement as a witness in the Augusta Westland helicopter deal. He is the first Governor to be questioned by an investigating agency.
After the delay in Delhi University admissions, due to the tussle between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over its controversial four year under-graduate programme, papers cover the steep competition and sky high cut off list. "First list cut offs soar to 100 percent in three Delhi colleges" - headlines the Times of India.
State owned oil companies have hiked fuel prices, beginning Monday, raising the price of petrol by a sharp 1 rupee 69 paise per litre and of diesel by 50 paise per litre, excluding local sales tax and VAT, so the actual price could be higher, reports Hindustan Times.
"Government scrambles to pull out all Indians from Iraq", is the lead headline in The Times of India.
And finally, Times of India writes that the US Food and Drug administration has approved the 'Afrezza Inhilation Powder' - a rapid acting inhaled Insulin that is administered at the beginning of each meal. This could be less painful and more convenient than injections, providing a new option for millions of people suffering from diabetes.