Month-long probe led to Delhi law minister Tomar’s arrest
Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav finally confirming that Nitish Kumar will be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the JD(U) - RJD combine for the upcoming Bihar Polls, is a front page news this morning. "To block BJP, Lalu chooses Nitish over Ego," headlines The Indian Express. "Rahul's nudge, forces Lalu to back Nitish as Bihar Chief Minister", headlines The Times of India.
The other big story this morning is of Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung appointing senior Delhi Police officer Mukesh Kumar Meena as the Chief of the capitals Anti Corruption Branch and further straining the already troubled ties with the Kejriwal Government. Hindustan Times writes that Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has alleged a conspiracy and has questioned the credentials of Meena.
"Stung Naidu comes out gunning for KCR", headlines Hindustan Times adding that Naidu warned Rao of consequences, accusing the neighbouring state of tapping his phones and using doctored tapes to corner him over the cash-for-vote scam.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has denied sanction to the CBI to prosecute four Intelligence Bureau officers in the Ishrat Jahan case, reports the Indian Express. The Home Minister said after going through all the files pertaining to the case, that sanction was denied as there wasn't sufficient evidence.
For the first time since its launch on Nov 5, 2013, ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission will operate autonomously and will be cut off completely from ground stations for 15 days as a result of what is known as Mars Conjunction, a phenomenon during which the sun will disrupt communication between the two. The space craft completed 259 days in the Mars orbit yesterday.
And finally, The Times of India reports that the Center has decided to drop 'Surya Namaskar' from the asanas to be performed by the people across the country to commemorate International Yoga Day on June, 21. The trimming of the drill is aimed at catering to the sensibilities of minorities in the wake of opposition from Muslim groups.