NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES :-
US Secretary of state John Kerry speaking to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an apparent effort to nudge him to act against the perpetrators of the Pathankot terror strike is covered prominently by the news papers this morning. The papers also report on Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Pathankot, quoting him as saying "satisfied with operation".
Writing on the Odd-Even scheme in Delhi the Hindustan quotes the AAP government as saying "No plan to extend odd-even trial run for now" "Delhi Government to take a break, final call on odd-even after analysis" writes the Pioneer.
The papers also report of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley as saying "Censor guidelines should be non-discretionary".
The Hindu reports that actor Aamir Khan's exit from the 'Incredible India' campaign has not only set off a controversy after BJP MP Manoj Tiwari questioned his patriotism at a parliamentary panel meeting but also presents a dilemma over who should be his replacement.
The Asian Age reports that a British website, set up to catalogue the last days of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, has released what it claims are eyewitness accounts of the day he was reportedly killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on August 18, 1945.
Reporting on the perils of "selfie obsession" involving youths the Times of India and Pioneer report of two tragic incidents in Mumbai and Jammu yesterday. An 18 year old girl Tarranum Ansari, taking selfie at sea was swept away in Mumbai. A man Ramesh Walunje saved her friend but he too drowned. Another 20 year old trying to take a selfie fell off a fort in Jammu and Kashmir and died.
Commenting on the forthcoming Republic Day parade the Pioneer writes "Queen-size Republic Day parade king-size celebrations". The papers states that the duration of the Republic Day parade this year will be shorter but the festivities associated with it will continue for two to three days after the event.
The papers also report of Mexico recapturing the world's top drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in a pre-dawn shootout and chase through drains, returning him to the prison he escaped from six months ago.
And finally.., rise in exposure to light may make kids overweight. Hindustan Times writes kids who spend too much time on tablets, mobile phones or the TV are more likely to gain unhealthy weight, not only because of physical inactivity, but also because of increased exposure to light.