Red-faced govt clarifies, minister Rijiju says Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan
Nepal's announcement that the search and rescue phase in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake was officially over dominates front page headlines. "Search over, foreign teams told to leave" reports the Indian Express. The Pioneer reports the country as saying 'Thankful to India for relief, decision not aimed at it".
The controversy over AAP leader Kumar Vishwas's alleged illicit relationship with a party volunteer is widely noticed. The Hindustan Times reports "Woman volunteer wants AAPs Vishwas to deny rumours of affair". Drawing attention to Vishwas's response, the Pioneer writes "Media perverting story to sully AAP, says Vishwas".
The Hindustan Times, writing about the fate of some key bills in the second half of the Budget session of Parliament ,says "With four days left for Lok Sabha and seven for Rajya Sabha, key bills seem destined to hang in limbo".
In its front page lead, the Times of India carries a worrying story as it cites a study of 4 big cities to report "40% of Delhi school kids fail lung capacity test". The paper adds that Delhi fared the worst among Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.
Most papers take note of an Inspector General of Police in Kerala being caught while cheating in a law exam. "IGP caught copying, asked to go on leave" reports the Asian Age.
All the papers report that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun communicating directly with the Chinese people by opening an account on Weibo, a twitter like social media platform in China ahead of his visit to the country on May 14. "China trip next, Modi says 'ni hao' on Weibo" reports the Times of India.
The Indian Express in a front page story writes that Doordarshan will screen a 128 episode serial "Diye Jalte Hain" on the history of the Ghanchi Teli community to which Prime Minister Narendra Modi belongs.
And finally....in what comes as another move that will make the transgender community more visible and acceptable in society the Pioneer writes "Oxford dictionary to add gender neutral title Mx".