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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the joint conference of Chief Justices of High Courts and Chief Ministers gets top billing in the papers today. "Today's judiciary fears 5 star activists, Modi tells top judges" reports the Times of India.The Indian Express quotes the Chief Justice of India as saying " Executive and judiciary siblings, must work together".
The launch of the anti corruption helpline 1031in the capital by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is widely noticed. "CM promises to make Delhi corruption free in 5 years" observes the Hindu. The Indian Express reports that the helpline received 5,500 calls within the first three hours.
Most papers report RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav as saying that the merger of six Janata Parivar parties has been finalised. The Times of India quotes him as saying "Janta Parivar merger done, announcement soon". The Hindustan Times states "name, flag or symbol of merged entity not announced".
Two face-offs between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control towards the end of March are widely reported in the press. Writing on the issue, the Asian Age says "India thwarts PLA incursion bids in Ladakh".
In a front page exclusive, the Mail today reports that the commandos of the elite National Security Guard have no plane to train for hijack operations. The paper writes "elite force has complained to Home Ministry that private airlines refuse to spare modern aircraft for mock drills".
In a special story on the Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the Indian Express, citing data available with the Ministry of Rural Development, reports "Each household got only 39 job days last year". This of course is in contrast to the guarantee of 100 job days in a year stipulated in the Act.
If you have been worrying about the state of India's education system, here's something that can only add to your woes. The Times of India reports "Hindi teachers checking maths papers in UP Boards".
And finally, news from Varanasi of a very, very strange marriage. The Asian Age reports "Cop foils man's marriage with female snake". The youth claimed that he was a male snake in his previous birth.