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The Prepoll alliance of Political Parties in Maharastra, India Test firing the Mars Orbitor Engine, and the Supreme Court agreeing to consider a plea for hearing allegations levelled against CBI director Ranjit Sinha without insisting on knowing the name of the whistleblower are some lead stories in papers today.
"Congress, NCP talks to save tie up", says the Asian Age. reporting on the upcoming Maharastra assembly election while the Tribune writes 'BJP climbes down on Maharastra seats.
"All is Mangal with Mangalyan", writes the Pioneer reporting that on its 300 day space odyssey, Mars Orbitor Mission Mangalyan successfully passed the crucial test firing of its Main liquid Engine and a critical Trajectory Correction Manoeuver.
The Hindu reports, the Supreme Court has ruled that any civil servant who exposes Corruption and other illicit acts by knocking on the doors of a court can not be subjected to disciplinary proceedings.
News relating to Indo China relations covers page one of the Mail Today. The paper highlights "Xi warmth freezes over in Chumar". "China troops intrude nearly 3 km into Indian territory". "Army Chief postpone Bhutan visit over stand off".
The Mail Today writes that "The Congress on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologize over a map released by the Gujarat government that erroneously showed Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territories and indicated Aksai Chin as a part of China.
The Hindu says that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani Counterpart during a SAARC multilateral meeting at the Sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday.
And finally, the Indian Express writes that the Ministry of HRD has ratified the new released criteria allowing those who have scored 75% in their class XII exams to appear for the IIT entrance exams from next year.