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The 7th Pay Commission report which was presented to the government yesterday grabs the attention of the press. "Massive 23.55% raise for Central govt staff" reports the Asian Age. With the pay panel recommending that the All India Services and other Group A officers should be eligible for empanelment under the central staffing scheme after completing 17 years of service, the Times of India notes "Dissent in panel over IAS losing 2 year edge". The Hindustan Times notices an interesting recommendation as it reports "Good news for single fathers soon, may be granted child leave care".
With Rahul Gandhi challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against him regarding the allegations about his British citizenship, the Indian Express says "Winter session heat : Rahul dares PM, BJP says he is rattled and running away".
News of the CBI having arrested Peter Mukherjea, the husband of Indirani Mukherjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case is splashed across the front pages of most papers. The Times of India states "His inconsistent replies, drivers statement led to CBI move".
With the stage set for Nitish Kumar to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar today, the Mail Today reports "Nine CMs to attend Nitish's oath ceremony". Meanwhile the Hindu highlights Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan's analysis of the NDA's defeat in the Bihar elections and quotes him as saying "Bhagwat, Dadri did us in".
After the much publicised return of Indian national Geeta from Pakistan to reunite her with her family, the Pioneer notes "Geeta's DNA does not match with Mahatos".
The Business Line has an interesting economic statistic. The paper writes "Only 400 gms in Modi's gold deposit scheme so far".
The death of the mastermind of the Paris terror attacks in a major police raid is widely noticed. "Paris plotter Abaaoud dead in police raid" states the Tribune. In growing concerns about new forms of possible terrorist attacks the Pioneer caption reads "French PM warns of risk of chemical, biological attack".
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