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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's reply to the discussion on the Finance Bill in Parliament gets top billing in the papers today. Highlighting his decision to scrap the plan to set up a public debt management agency to regulate government bonds, the Times of India writes "FM drops plan to clip RBI's power to regulate govt. debt".
The Supreme Court's questions to the Centre as it examines the validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission or NJAC set up to replace the collegium system of appointing judges are keenly tracked in the press. "Did collegium appoint compromised judge?" writes the Hindustan Times. The Indian Express reports "Is there a single appointment where govt objected, we pushed asks Supreme Court ".
The political storm over the death of a 13 year old Dalit girl in Punjab after she and her mother were pushed off a speeding bus by molesters gets wide attention. Highlighting the fact that the bus belongs to a company called Orbit which is owned by the ruling Badal family of the state, the Tribune writes "In Lok Sabha, Congress wants ban on Orbit".
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's padyatra in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to get a first hand account of the agrarian situation in the region is keenly tracked by the press. The Hindustan Times quotes Rahul Gandhi as saying "Farmers feel govt has abandoned them".
All the papers report that an ayurvedic medicine guaranteeing the birth of a male child produced by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Divya Pharmacy has created quite a political storm. "Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev's drug promising male child" reports the Times of India. Foregrounding Health Minister J P Nadda's response, the Asian Age writes "Inquiry soon on medicine for male child".
And finally, The Indian government's response to the report of the US Commission on Religious Freedom which criticises the Indian government for failing to protect religious freedoms is prominently noticed in the press.