Government to Take Up Kargil Martyr Saurabh Kalia's Case in International Court if Supreme Court Allows: Sushma Swaraj
The PM's comments during his monthly "Mann ki Baat" radio programme are highlighted by this morning's Press. The Asian Age writes, PM Narendra Modi said, 'Criticism and debate are vital in a democracy, welcome it'. He asked ex-servicemen, agitated over the delay in implementation of the promised " One rank one Pension scheme" to give him some more time to address the vexed issue.
The Indian Express notes that less than a week before PM Narendra Modi travels to Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has ruled out the signing of the Teesta-water-sharing agreement with Dhaka during the trip, and they have to first take the state of West Bengal on board.
Dainik Bhaskar on its front page reports that in case of a call drop, the mobile phone users in the country will get the money back in the form of balance credit in their account. This arrangement is likely to be implemented from August under the watch of TRAI.
Government-judiciary rift leaves 100 judges post's vacant, writes The Times of India. At least 125 names, shortlisted and recommended by collegiums of various high court in the country for appointment as judges, are stuck as the Centre is involved in a bitter legal battle with the higher judiciary over the National Judicial Appointment commission's constitutionality, composition and powers.
The health ministry is planning an Exit Exam for MBBS students graduates from govt as well as private colleges, reports The Times of India. The move comes in the wake of concerns over quality of doctor's in the country.
And finally, Hindustan Times reports of scientists at IIT Roorkee who have come up with a new construction technique for earthquake resistant housing, using recycled pieces of rubber tyres.