Ceasefire violation: Jammu's border belt of RS Pura and Arnia turned into battle zone
NEWSPAPER HEADLINES :-
The Supreme Court stressing on the importance of the Post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha - at a time when the Congress group has been denied recognition as Leader of Opposition in the Lower House, is covered extensively by this morning's Press. The Times of India top headline reads "Respect dissent, SC tells Government, asks why no LoP post for Congress."
In a similar vein the Asian Age report that the Supreme Court is to interpret the LoP provision for appointment of the Lokpal selection process, and has asked the Centre to make its stand clear within two weeks. Government sources, however, said that designating the LoP is entirely left to the Speakers discretion, as per long existing rules.
"8 member think tank likely to replace plan panel" - is the lead headline in the Times of India. The paper writes that the new entity which will replace the Planning Commission is likely to have 8 members, 4 from the government and 4 from outside. The entity could be headed by the Prime Minister and is expected to be announced within a few weeks.
"BJP led NDA hits the fast track to revival", writes Mail Today. The government has cleared no fewer than 16 major industrialised projects and the newly created National Board for wildlife has cleared a whopping 133 proposals. The critics though state that this does not go down well with the future of India's wildlife.
The Hindu reports that the Narendra Modi government is likely to name Arvind Subramanian its Chief Economic Advisor. Mr Subramanian is the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Development.
And finally the Economic Times asks - what if you had to pay just one rupee for a lecture that will help you get into the Indian Institute of Technology? Anand Kumar, the man behind super-30 that coaches under privileged children for the IIT entrance exam, plans to take this formula online to raise funds for helping more under-privileged students.