Chief Minister on a ‘mission’ - The Hindu
Cabinet approving the Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of children) bill, Rahul Gandhi's charge in Lok Sabha, Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal being sacked and the passing away of famous cartoonist Pran Sharma are some of the prominent stories in newspapers today.
"Cabinet okays bill seeking to try minors as adults for big crimes", writes the Hindustan Times adding that there is a provision that 16 plus minors may face regular trial, but won't get life sentence or death. The Tribune opines 'Cabinet clears Bill to lower juvenile age'. 'No juvenile shield for 16 year old rapist/killers', is the Pioneer headline.
'Rahul takes on government', headlines the Hindu. The paper adds that speaker agrees for discussion on communal violence. The Asian Age states 'Rahul aggressive in LS, NDA hits back', while the Indian Express headlines 'Communal' heat makes Rahul step out of his cold.'
'Modi's bete noire Beniwal sacked', is a front page headline in the Hindustan Times. While, the Indian Express leads with "Shunted Gov sacked, envoys on notice", adding that High Commissioner to UK, envoy to Canada and Norway are also in the firing line.
A front page report in the Times of India says, 'E-rickshaws to come under Motor Act'. Referring to E-rickshaw which, under the proposed norms, will be registered and licenses issued to drivers.
A BSF jawan deployed in Akhnoor near the LOC being captured by Pakistan border guards after he was swept away by a strong current of Chenab river is reported in the Asian Age.
And Finally, do you know that popping that aspirin cuts down digestive tract cancer risk. Well, the Times of India writes that scientists from Queen Mary University of London after many studies of chemical trials have found that aspirin, significantly reduces the risk of developing and dying of bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer.