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The Prime Minister's tone in the Lok Sabha yesterday, which took the sting out of a prolonged Opposition attack on his Government over incidents of 'intolerance', as also the Prime Minister reaching out to the Congress leadership with an invitation to his residence for a meeting over tea yesterday - are the top news stories in the Press. In the Lok Sabha he said, 'India First' is the only Religion of his Government and the 'Constitution' the only Holy Book, reports the Statesman.
Economic Times writes, the Modi-Sonia-Manmohan Singh 'charcha' on Friday over Goods and Services Tax, yielded no immediate outcome but may have 'broken the ice'.
The Hindu informs us that the Government is mulling a new approach to ensure old-age income security for the poor, who have bank accounts but no access to social security schemes such as the Employees Provident Fund.
Asian Age reports that in a major reshuffle in the Congress Party's Punjab Unit ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls, former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was, yesterday, appointed the new Punjab Congress Chief - after the resignation of Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa. Ambika Soni was made head of the Campaign Committee.
The Economic Times reports that the Government is looking to wind-up some sick Public Sector Enterprises and is also thinking of closing down two more including a unit of HMT and the Tyre Corportion of India Limited.
Hindustan Times writes that the Jharkhand Government's hastily rolled out National Food Security Act has suffered a major blow after several incidents of multiple fake ration cards were found to be issued to the same person. As many as 366 ration cards were inadvertently issued to one Chittranjan Mahto of Ranchi District, which officials termed 'a technical error'.
Why are more and more students drawn to the coaching factories of Kota every year, making these Educational Hubs a mandatory stopover for those chasing a seat in top-notch engineering and medical courses.
And finally, The Times of India writes of US billionaire Manoj Bhargava who has invented 'Free Electric', a human stationary cycle generator, which, when peddled for one hour, can run two lights and one fan all day long, without grid electricity.