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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments at the inauguration of an oil refinery in Paradip in Odisha are prominently noticed in the press. "PM slams culture of delays : Criticises previous UPA govt for not ensuring completion of projects on time" reports the Indian Express.
The murder of a final year Delhi University student in the national capital is widely noticed in the papers. The Times of India writes "Boyfriend strangles DU girl, hides body in shaft at home". The Pioneer notes, "Lover kills DU student on Tuesday, marries another on Thursday, held on Sunday".
Most papers report that the government is seeking to change the present system of probing complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. The Times of India observes "After NJAC, govt. seeks oversight panel for judges : Law minister proposed to be 1 of 3 members".
The Indian Express highlights the reply to an RTI query it had filed. Under the caption "1.14 Lakh crores : The great government bank write-off", the paper writes that 29 state owned banks wrote off a total of 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts between financial years 2013 and 2015. The paper adds that this is more than the write-off of bad debts in the previous nine years.
Most papers take note of the set of "Frequently Asked Questions" or FAQ released by the Congress party on its website in connection with the National Herald case. The Statesman writes "Herald Case : Congress posts facts ; dismisses BJP charges that Gandhi's benefited financially from Young Indian".
The Times of India in a special front page story reports "Election years see 30% rise in number of Padma Shri awards". The paper adds that this holds true across governments of different political persuasion.
a sign of the strength of the research culture in India's public research institutions. The Times of India reports "Indian Agricultural Research Institute releases 7 new varieties of crops ; Resilient to several Pests and insects".