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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at an election rally in Gaya in Bihar grabs front page attention. "Its time to end jungle raj in Bihar, says PM Modi" reports the Hindustan Times. The Times of India writes "Modi breaks silence, rejects quit call for Raje and Chouhan".
Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang's interaction with media persons in the Capital is prominently noticed in the press. The Hindu quotes Mr Zeliang as saying "Peace pact only a formula to a final accord". Citing an interview it conducted with the Chief Minister, the Hindustan Times reports "Nagaland CM was caught unaware by NSCN-IM accord".
Congress President Sonia Gandhi's attack on the government on the occasion of the International Day of World's Indigenous People is highlighted in all the papers. The Pioneer quotes Ms Gandhi as saying "Diluting tribal Land rights threat to Adivasis".
In a special front page story on the forthcoming Indo - Pak National Security Advisor talks in the backdrop of the recent terror attacks, the Indian Express reports on its front page "Ties strained, Pak holds back on dates".
The findings of a survey conducted by the Union Urban Development Ministry on the cleanliness of India's cities are keenly tracked in the press. "Amritsar, Bhiwani among dirtiest cities, Chandigarh slips to 21st slot" reports the Tribune. The papers report that Mysore emerged as the cleanest city. The Business Standard writes "City rankings not part of Swachch Bharat Mission, says govt."
The Asian Age and the Pioneer inform us that the government has shortlisted 1500 yoga asanas and videographed over 250 classifying them as traditional knowledge. These 1500 asanas will get patent protection.
Most papers take note of a breakthrough pact reached between the rival political parties in Nepal which paves the way for a new national Constitution. Writing about the agreement, the Times of India says "All 6 provinces of Nepal may share border with India".
And finally....if statistics excite you try this....how many registered political parties are registered with the Election commission? The Pioneer informs us a mind boggling 1,866.