Jat agitation: Five dead in firing in Rohtak and other districts; death toll reaches 6 | Latest News
The ongoing Jat quota agitation turning violent in Haryana, is highlighted by this morning's Press. "3 killed, shoot-at-sight orders in 2 districts", is the top headline in The Indian Express. "Jat fire singes Haryana, 3 die" is the headline in Hindustan Times. The protest by the Jat community seeks quotas under the OBC category for jobs and education.
The JNU row continues to receive front page coverage. The Asian Age reports that the Supreme Court yesterday transferred the bail plea of JNU Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar to the Delhi High Court" and asked for expeditious action. Mail Today writes "After Sedition, Kanhaiya faces Contempt of Court".
With less than 10 days to go, the Union Budget receives much attention in the Press. The Economic Times writes 'not just Finance Minister Jaitley and his team, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and key officials in his office are also closely engaged in the Budget making exercise'. "Working 24X7, Modi puts stamp on Budget" reports the paper. Several papers show Finance Minister Jaitley taking part in the traditional 'Halwa Ceremony', which marks the beginning of printing of Budget documents.
"Pakistan's eye wash! FIR shields Pathankot brains", reports The Pioneer. After weeks of dilly-dallying, Pakistan finally lodged an FIR against unknown persons, but failed to mention names of either the Jaish-e-Mohammad or its chief Masood Azhar. And finally, the Times of India informs us - new data has revealed that a poor diet - one which contain too much red meat, salt and sugar and too few vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains, has shown to be a bigger killer than smoking or alcohol.