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TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Data revealed by the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 grabs front page attention. "7 in 10 homes rural, most live on less than 200 rupees a day" reports the Indian Express. Drawing attention to the fact that the government has held back the caste data, the Times of India questions "Caste data held back due to social upheaval fears?"
Disclosures made by A S Dulat, former chief of India's external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing or RAW ,in his yet to be released book 'Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years' are keenly noticed in the papers. "RAW, ISI had collaborated in the past, claims ex-spy chief" reports the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times says that in an exclusive interview with the paper, Mr Dulat claimed that Indian intelligence agencies regularly pay terrorists, Hurriyat leaders and mainstream Jammu and Kashmir political parties.
The Pioneer quotes the former Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Chairman Brijendra Singh as saying Power Tariff could have been lowered between 2011 and 2013. But was never done as the them state government favoured discoms to deprive relief to the people of Delhi.
The on-going students protest at the FTII against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as director of the institute is taken note of by many papers. "FTII row: govt. firm on Chauhan's appointment" states the Hindu.
The road accident involving actress and BJP MP Hema Malini in which a 4 year old girl was killed, is widely reported. "Hema,66, undergoes surgery as driver held" states the Asian Age. The Pioneer writes "Girl's kin allege negligence, say help came late".
The government clearing defense license proposals worth 613 crore rupees and the BJP forming a separate OBC wing in the party ahead of forthcoming elections in important states are the other stories that are highlighted in most papers.
The Financial Express informs us that the government is planning to launch an online green channel to sensitise people on environmental and forest issues.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha has ordered the setting up of separate rooms in bus terminals across the state where lactating mothers can feed their babies while they are travelling reports the Hindustan Times.