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"Prabhu flags off a real budget" is the Hindustan Times headline. Pragmatism beats populism as Rail Minister devises plan for information and maps investment for modernization of Railway.
Fare enough, Prabhu! remarks the Economic Times in its lead headline adding that the markets feel the budget should have been bolder.
The Asian Age headlines Prabhu vows rail rebirth in 4 years, hikes freight by 10 per cent.
"Don't make 'industry a bad word' Jaitley to opposition", is the Pioneer headline as the Finance Minister strongly defended the proposed amendments in the land acquisition Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
The Indian Express in its lead story says "Essar leaks : French cruise for Gadkari, favours to UPA Minister , journalists. The newspaper adds that a PIL wil be filed in the Supreme Court.
"India Bans Islamic State after intelligence alarm" under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, reports the Mail Today.
PMO to take a call on R.K. Pachauri's future in climate change council writes the Hindustan Times.
The 14th Finance Commission has suggested linking pay with productivity with a focus on skills, incentives and technology says the Times of India.
BJP leader Subramanium Swamy wants Nobel laureate Amartya Sen to be booked for embezzlement of 3,000 crore rupees funds alloted to Nalanda University as Sen was the chancellor there, says a Pioneer report.
And finally, as per the latest government data Delhi is greenest among all metro cities in India pegged at 25 per cent of the green cover. Delhi is followed by Mumbai then Chennai, reports the Hindu Business Line.