Modi’s moment to reverse war rhetoric
One Rank One Pension fast unto death being called off but the protest to continue, forthcoming merger of MTNL and BSNL in December, and the PM flagging off the Badarpur - Faridabad metro line are some front page stories in papers today.
The Pioneer writes that the much awaited Govt. Plan for the merger of 2 state owned telecom firms has taken final shape as Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) and Bhart Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) are all set to start functioning as a single entity from the next financial year.
Most papers carry pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, interacting with passengers on the newly inaugurated Delhi Metro to Faridabad. The Pioneer quotes the Prime Minister as saying "New Metro link will give Gati to Pragati".
The Times of India reports that the govt. may soon issue restrictions on the preion and sale of commonly used antibiotics in an attempt to avoid the development of drug resistance to infectious diseases like TB, Malaria, Urinary Tract infection & even HIV.
In a story related to former IPL Chief Lalit Modi, the Indian Express writes that Interpol has sought reasons from the Enforcements Directorate on why a Red Corner Notice should be issued against Mr. Modi, who is facing a probe related to alleged money laundering in India.
And finally the Hindustan Times says that M. Chandra Kumar, a 53 year old auto rickshaw driver who moonlights as a writer is packing his bags for the Venice film festival to participate in the screening of a Tamil feature film which is based on his novel.