US warns Pak: Won’t tolerate terror attacks during Obama’s India visit
Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley's reaction to the resignation of Chairperson Leela Samson and 12 other members of the Censor Board dominates the front pages. "Jaitley hits back at Samson : Terms CBFC members who quit 'rebels without a cause" reports the Hindu. The Pioneer quotes Jaitley as saying "UPA appointees politicising resignations". The Tribune meanwhile reports in its front page lead that Punjab has banned the screening of the film "MSG" which features the Dera Sacha Sauda chief.
The handing over of the country's first indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to the Indian Air Force by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is widely noticed. "32 years on, IAF gets first LCA Tejas" states the Tribune. The Asian Age calls it a "lightweight successor to MIG 21". The Hindustan Times says the estimated cost of the entire project was 30,000 crores.
As assembly elections in Delhi come closer the papers keenly track political moves by the different parties. On the cancellation of BJP President Amit Shah's rally in Pushp Vihar, the Hindustan Times writes "Amit Shah rally falls through Delhi BJP cracks". The Indian Express highlights the Aam Admi Party or AAP's reaction to the induction of Kiran Bedi into the BJP as it quotes AAP as saying "Bedi brought in to save Modi face in event of defeat".
In a special front page story, the Hindustan Times reports about plans to have elections for the Congress Working Committee which were last held 18 years back.
The Times of India in its lead story on security preparations for President Obama's visit to India reports "US asks for a no-fly zone over Rajpath on Republic day, India says no".
The Hindu reports that the Pakistan Interantional Airlines has been sent a notice by the Enforcement Directorate to sell off its properties in Delhi as their purchase was unauthorised.
And finally, most papers carry photographs of the children who have won the National Bravery Awards.