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TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's visit to Delhi to attend the NITI Ayog meeting in the backdrop of allegations of corruption and impropriety in her dealings with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi grabs front page attention. "Raje attends NITI meet ; but no parleys with PM, BJP chief " reports the Pioneer. It is against this background that most papers also take note of senior BJP leader L K Advani's comments on probity in public life. The Times of India writes "L K probity talk a hint to Raje, Swaraj".
The recall of India's top diplomat in New Zealand is the other story that is prominently noticed on the front pages. "India recalls envoy to New Zealand after wife accused of beating cook" states the Times of India. The problem concerning diplomats seems to be quite serious with the Indian Express reporting "27 diplomats abroad under govt. scanner ; face charges related to corruption, harassment, dereliction of duty".
Most papers take note of the recommendations made by a chief minister's sub-group of the Niti Ayog on reducing the number of centrally sponsored schemes. "72 Central schemes set to shrink to 30" states the Pioneer.
The flash flood in Gujarat has had devastating consequences report the papers. "Gujarat flash floods kill seven Asiatic lions, a dozen missing" writes the Hindustan Times.
In what would clearly be a relief for airline passengers, the Hindu reports that the government has not acceded to a request made by budget carriers. "No fee on check-in luggage, govt. tells budget airlines" writes the paper.
Changes made in the one-day cricket format by the ICC are widely reported. "Relief for bowlers as ICC drops batting powerplay in ODIs" states the Tribune.
Nadia district in West Bengal has been presented the United Nations Public Services Award 2015 reports the Hindu. The paper writes that this award is in recognition of achieving total sanitation and eliminating open defecation in the district.