The Raging debate and the reply of prime minister Modi to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha in the Lok sabha and the latest rate-cut by the RBI are a couple of stories that find prominent mention across dailies this morning.
“PM tears into Congress, warns against mahamilavat ki sarkar” reads the headline in the Indian Express alongside the opposition’s reaction that says, “You came on false promises, not stopped lying: kharge”.
“RBI cuts rates to spur growth” reports the Hindu adding, ‘Repo rate reduced by 25 basis points; EMIs to come down’.
An Exclusive report in the Hindu says “MoD protested against PMO undermining Rafale negotiations”. It said that the French side took advantage of parallel parleys by the PMO that weakened Indian team’s position.
“At the height of the negotiations over the controversial €7.87 billion Rafale deal between India and France, the Defence Ministry raised strong objections to “parallel negotiations” conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with the French side. Stating that it was clear that such parallel discussions by the PMO had “weakened the negotiating position of MoD and Indian Negotiating Team,” a Defence Ministry note dated November 24, 2015 brought this to the attention of the then Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar” says the Hindu report.
The Supreme Court coming down heavy on ex-CBI director is noticed in the Hidustan Times that writes, “SC slams Rao for moving officer in Bihar home case” further quoting the CJI as saying, “We are going to take it very very seriously. God help you”.
Following up on the Kartarpur corridor story The Tribune writes, “Pakistan for Kartarpur talks on March 13”. The paper adds ‘Wants Indian follow-up visit on March 28th’.
The Tribune carries a picture of a white-clad street in Noida captioned “Noida, No way” to elucidate the aftermath of the hailstorm that struck the Delhi-NCR region yesterday.
Centre’s angry reaction towards Kolkata IPS officers who took part in the sit-in with the CM is noticed by The Hindu that writes, “5 IPS officers in Mamata protest face action”.
In a relief of sorts The statesman reports of a WHO data that says “Suicide rate falls by a third globally, shows data”.
“House panel raps rating agencies for not anticipating IL&FS situation” writes the Hindustan Times about a parliamentary panel rebuking credit rating agencies for failing to be proactive during crisis of this sort.