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"Rain and hail leave trail of misery across north India - Rajasthan hit hardest" is the Hindustan Times headline. Most casualties - human and livestock were from house collapse and lightning, says the report adding that Rabi crops of cumin, mustard, wheat, barley, gram, potato and onion have been damaged. As a result vegetable prices have started to shoot up in the Capital.
"Modi scraps Brussels visit - government miffed, diplomats say schedule not finalized is the Hindu headline.
The Lahore Church twin blasts killing 15 and wounding over 80 people has also been widely covered by various papers leading to mass protest.
"Policy helps needed to put state land to work", is the Financial Express headline. Lack of clear titles, database and shorter lease terms hit plans says the report.
The Congress' plan to corner Government in Parliament over snooping on its vice President Rahul Gandhi and government's preparations to defend has been covered by almost all newspapers.
The Indian Express says that the government has come up with a list of 26 instructions to the departments to safeguard information and secure government property and premises - don't throw secret papers into waste paper basket is one of them.
"Government looks at options for land bill in Rajya Sbha says the Asian Age. The last week of the first phase of the Budget session of Parliament seems to be a political pot boiler says the report.
And finally, according to official data the current budget session is likely to be the most productive for the Lok Sabha in over a decade. With both houses of Parliament having worked for more than their scheduled times reports The Hindu.