Most of the newspapers today have covered the much needed relief to common people after slashing of the fuel prices by the government “Finance Minister lowers levies, 13 states follow call to reduce VAT. Congress terms it ‘Band-aid’ quotes the Hindustan Times while the Indian Express writes, “After holding firm, government cuts fuel rates; markets crash as rupee weakens.
Under the headline “High profile exits mar private banking space”, the Economic Times talks about a tough year for private sector banking industry which sees exit of three high profile bankers of ICICI, Axis and Yes bank. “Chanda Kochhar quits ICICI, bank shares up by 4 percent, writes the Pioneer.
The Statesman quotes the Pakistan Foreign Minister warning that the absence of dialogue could lead to escalation of tension. And writes, “Pakistan seeks US role for talks with India.”
Stunned by the deaths of 23 lions since September 12, the Gujarat government has launched not only rescue efforts but also called international experts to help control the situation along with an imported vaccine, is a story covered under the headline “Gujarat acts to save its pride”, in the Hindu.
Fearing repatriation to their homeland, the illegal Rohingya refugees are making all out efforts to marry off their young girls to Indian men writes the Pioneer. “Rohingyas hunt for suitable boys to legalise stay.
The Times of India on its front page writes, “Farm fires set to pollute NCR again,” with Punjab and Haryana farmers deciding to continue their annual ritual of setting fire to paddy straw.
In a bid to revive the long forgotten sea route for Haj, the DNA has a headline, “Centre attempts to resuscitate Mumbai-Mecca sea route again,” aiming to make travel affordable for Haj pilgrims.