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Republic Day celebrations and President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh are the leads in most papers this morning.
"Scare galore but Republic Day ends on happy note" is the Pioneer headline. "Selfies rule Rajpath as mobile phones are allowed for first time" notes the Hindustan Times. Times of India carries a photograph with the caption "French Regiment Back on Indian Soil after 232 years", having fought for Tipu Sultan against the British.
The Hindu leads with "Pranab gives assent to Central rule in Arunachal Pradesh".
"Women marching to Shani temple stopped" is another front page story in the Hindu. The Pioneer notes "Move to break 500-year-old Shani temple tradition foiled".
"Pollution panel ups the Odd-Even ante; says all of NCR must participate" is the lead in the Hindustan Times. The paper carries a questionnaire of the Delhi government inviting feedback on the scheme.
Times of India on its front page " writes Stink to rise in East Delhi "as East and North corporation staff is to strike work for 3 days from Wednesday.
The Financial Express reports, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has joined a task force of the World Economic Forum, including bankers and policymakers from across the World, to study the global financial system.
"Chinese investors betting big on India "as" Internet giants pour Funds into Digital startups "covers the Times of India.
Australian Under-19 stars have an Indian connection" writes the Indian Express about the sons of two expatriates; one a highly rated batsman, the other a mystery spinner.
The Pioneer takes note of big relief to tenants of houses which stand as collateral security, as Supreme Court rules, "Bank can't evict tenants of loan defaulters".
And finally, Times of India informs, the government is set to expand coverage of its Jan Aushadhi Scheme to sell 439 life saving medicines and devices like stents and implants at 40-50% discounted prices.