Armenians mark 1915 mass killings
The confrontation brewing between the Aam Admi Party and the Delhi Police over farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide at an AAP rally in the Capital gets top billing in the papers today. "FIR accuses AAP leaders of instigating farmers suicide" reports the Times of India. On the magisterial probe set up by the Delhi government to inquire into the incident, the Tribune states "Delhi cops refuse to join magisterial probe". Highlighting the Prime Minister's intervention in a debate on the issue in the Lok Sabha, the Pioneer quotes him as saying " Cant let farmers die, will act together".
The Center's submission to the Supreme Court on the appointment of new judges by the National Judicial Appointments Commission or NJAC, which is to be constituted by May 11, is widely noticed in the press. "Govt wont appoint judges till SC resolves NJAC issue" reports the Indian Express.
The decision of the National Human Rights Commission to inquire into the killing of 20 woodcutters in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh on April 7 is keenly tracked by the press. "NHRC asks for phone records of STF men" reports the Indian Express.
The heated debate in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan expunged AAP MP Bhagwant Mann's remarks criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi by referring to his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat is highlighted in all the papers. The Hindu questions "Is Mann Ki Baat unparliamentary?". The Pioneer says "Speaker promises to reconsider AAP MP's remarks".
In a front page exclusive, the Hindustan Times reports "RBI gives PMO list of top bank frauds worth 17.5 thousand crore rupees".
The Indian Express takes note of the Obama administration's admission that hostages from America and Italy had been killed in a US drone strike on an Al Qaeda compound in Pakistan.
And finally....here's a village like no other...."Damadon ka Purwa" in Kaushambhi district of Uttar Pradesh follows a unique practice. Bridegrooms come here on horseback and live the rest of their lives at their wives' homes reports the Asian Age.