UPA did not set up SIT on blackmoney as it wanted to 'save' somebody: Narendra Modi - The Economic Times
The National Executive meeting of the Aam Admi Party or AAP that is to be held tomorrow gets top billing in the papers. Amid reports that founding members Yogendra Yadav,Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan have questioned the functioning of the party, the Times of India says, "Kejriwal camp calls meet on March 4 to oust rebel troika". The Asian Age reports "AAP set to crack whip on Yogendra, Prashant".
The papers report that there is fresh trouble brewing for the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir with some PDP legislators demanding that the mortal remains of Afzal Guru, who was hanged for his role in the Parliament attack case, be returned. "PDP legislators raise the Afzal banner of revolt" reports the Hindustan Times.
The Mail Today in its banner headline highlights a comment made by one of the rapists on death row in the Nirbhaya rape case in an interview to the BBC. The paper quotes him as saying "During rape, the girl shouldnt fight back".
The rejig in the Congress Party is prominently noticed in the press. "Sonia Gandhi appoints five PCC chiefs" reports the Statesman. In a front page exclusive, the Hindu writes that the party is gearing up to elevate three close associates of vice president Rahul Gandhi as general secretaries. The Hindustan Times observes "Absent Rahul's stamp shows in AICC reshuffle".
The unseasonal rain in north India is widely noticed. The Hindustan Times writes, gives a grim warning as it writes "Sudden rain may aggravate swine flu outbreak in India". The Tribune reports "Snow, rain claim 4 lives in Himachal, three in Punjab". The Indian Express highlights its impact on crops as it observes "Rain hits mustard, wheat, chickpea crop in north and central states".
A video of a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia being called a 'terrorist' by his schoolmates and the arrest of an Islamist fundamentalist suspected of having murdered Avijit Roy, an American blogger- writer in Bangladesh dominate the international pages.
And finally, the Hindustan Times informs us about the Kajila Khap in Haryana who has set up a website to fight dowry and female foeticide.