BJP suspends Azad for taking on Jaitley
The crashing of a BSF aircraft in New Delhi's Dwarka area killing all 10 personnel on board is the front page news in all the papers this morning.Papers carry reports and photographs of the crash.
Parliament passing the juvenile bill that will allow trial of offenders aged 16-18 as adults in heinous crimes like rape and murder also dominates headlines this morning.
Another major story covered by all the papers is that of Prime Minister Modi defending Mr. Jaitley in the DDCA controversy. "Modi backs Jaitley, says he'll prevail like Advani in the 90s." writes the Hindustan Times. In a related story the paper writes that the Delhi High Court issued notice to Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders in Civil Defamation case filed against them by Arun Jaitley.
"Modi off to Moscow today for annual Putin Summit", reports the Asian Age.
Most of the newspapers, report that the husband of artist Hema Upadhyay, Chitan Upadhyay being held by the Mumbai Police for her murder.
Another shocking news that finds mention in the papers is that of a Telangana techie going berserk attacking his parents and civilians with a sword and eventually being shot dead by the Police.
The Indian Express in its bottom spread carries the story that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences is set to lead the first large-scale study in nearly 18 years on links between respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, and air quality in the capital.
The Times of India reports that recently released Census 2011 data shows that nearly 120 million people were "seeking or available for work". That's nearly 11% of the population excluding under-5 children, suggesting a worryingly high number of job-seekers aged between 20-29.
The Times of India quotes the Telecom Regulatory of India (TRAI) telling Reliance Communications "put Facebook's free basics on hold. Have to decide if it conforms to Net Neutrality.
And finally, it is going to be a full moon Christmas after 38 years. Well, the Times of India reports that not since 1977 has a full moon dawned in the sky on Christmas. This rare event won't happen again until 2034, says NASA.