Most of the Dailies today highlighted protests and widespread violence over the entry of two women into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala. The Pioneer headlines ”Sabarimala rage engulfs Kerala”. The Hindustan Times writes ”Kerala Burns: 1 dead, 250 injured as right-wing hardliners enforce strike; CM says ‘real’devotees are not against women”.
Reporting on the proceedings in Parliament, the DNA leads with ”Winter is a washout as Houses do little business”. ‘Three of forty-five bills passed in winter session so far; 3 more days to go’.
On the Rafale fighter jet deal controversy, the Hindustan Times reports ”Modi ‘fled’ Rafale debate says Rahul, scam only in opposition mind says Sushma”.
”BJP allies against talaq bill, temple ordinance” headlines the Pioneer. ”JDU opposes Triple Talaq Bill, Paswan to protest ordinance on Ram Mandir” adds the paper.
The Statesman leads with ”PM Modi coins slogan ‘Jai Anusandhan’, calls for strong research ecosystem in universities and colleges at the 106th Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar.
Several papers prominently noticed India rejecting US President Donald Trump’s jibe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for having built what he incorrectly claimed was a ‘library’. The Time of India writes “India rebuts Trump jibe on Afghanistan, says no sending troops. The daily adds “US Prez mocked PM Modi for building a library.”
The Financial Express in a front-page story on capital adequacy norms writes; RBI is ‘ unrealistic’, says Moily panel. The daily also writes ‘contrary to his party’s public posturing the panel headed by the Congress leader on the same page with government’.
It is that time of the year when the number of prisoners in Tihar Jail always increases says the Hindustan Times. This is because 3 winter months spent behind bars are better than braving the winter chill. ”Seeking Tihar’s Warmth, many turn to petty crime in bitter cold”, headlines the daily.
In a historic first and in a push to become space superpower ”China spacecraft lands on the dark side of moon”, sending close-up images of the previously unexplored region, reports the Asian Age.