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A tense Eid-ul-Fitre being observed along the line of Control and at major border crossing points, rather than the customary exchange of sweets, is noticed extensively by the Press. The Hindu writes, "India, Pak exchange fire, not sweets on Eid".The Asian Age writes, "Gun fire on LoC, but talks still on track".
Around 15 lakh devotees gathering at Puri to witness the Rath Yatra of lord Jagannath and the ensuing stampede, is also highlighted by the Press. The Statesman reports that the annual Rath Yatra was special this year as it is after a gap of 19 years that new idols are made - considered as rebirth of the deities- and it was the first such yatra of the 21st century.
The Tribune reports that as a result of Mission Indradhanush - the Centre's special vaccination drive across 28 states, preliminary data for the first phase has revealed that immunization coverage in the country has gone up from 65% to 70% this year.
"Modi eyes first-time voters", is the top headline in the Asian Age. The paper writes, With the Bihar electoral battle seems evenly poised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be eying about 50 thousand first time voters in each assembly constituency, to turn the tide in favour of the NDA, and will be focusing on these young voters with its development plank in the state elections, due later this year.
"In a first, DRDO transfers technology to Private Player" headlines The Indian Express. The paper adds, in a path-breaking decision, the Ministry of Defence has approved a proposal by the Defence Research and Development Organisation for transfer of technology for commercial production of its Lakshya pilotless target aircraft to private sector defence manufacturer Larson and Toubro.