MOST of the newspapers today prominently highlighted government and the opposition battle over Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha. “Sparks, paper planes fly as Rafale row hits Parliament” leads the Hindustan Times. The paper quoting Rahul Gandhi daring PM to a debate writes “Nation is pointing a finger at you.” The paper also states that “Jaitley hits back at Congress Chief, says he has a ‘dislike for truth'”.
Two women in their 40’s becoming the first to worship at the Sabarimala shrine is the other story dominating headlines. “2 women in 40’s pray at Sabri, Kerala in turmoil” states The Asian Age adding “Shrine is briefly closed for purification” .
The Asian Age quoting the VHP on temple issue writes “Can’t wait till eternity.” The paper reports that the Sangh outfit to meet PM, Dharam Sansad to discuss issue.
“Share swap ratio for bank merger cleared. Bank of Baroda, Vijaya, Dena boards give nod” informs The Hindu.
Quoting the Supreme Court, The Times of India writes “Not rape if live-in partner fails to marry.”
“CBSE to introduce artificial intelligence course in classes 8th, 9th, 10th” informs the Hindustan Times.
“Relief from chill for north India from January 4th. Minimum temperature likely to rise in next few days” says The Pioneer. “Cold wave abates rain likely on weekend” writes the Times of India.
Most of the papers take note of the passing away of Ramakant Achrekar, the cricket guru who moulded Sachin Tendulkar into an all time great batsman. “Sir built the foundation I stand on, emotional Tendulkar reacts” writes the DNA.
Barbie a forever favourite for young girls, will soon be 60 and is still going strong. Well The Asian Age reports that she is turning 60 this year and still doesn’t have a single wrinkle.
“Bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhar ID introduced” reports The Hindu.