Here's a wrap of the top stories from morning papers
As the Unnao rape survivor battles for life after a road crash on Sunday, it has emerged that her mother approached tAhe Supreme Court three months ago, seeking the transfer of the trial to Delhi, the Hindustan Times reported. The apex court is yet to take up the matter for detailed hearings. In April this year, the mother filed a petition in the Supreme Court, claiming a threat to the family and the possibility of the suspects influencing witnesses, and sought the transfer.
In an unprecedented decision, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday gave permission to the CBI to register a case against a sitting Allahabad high court judge, the Times of India reported. CBI has been given a go ahead to book Justice S N Shukla under the Prevention of Corruption Act for alleged favours to a private medical college for MBBS admissions.
The Centre is “infusing” troops in Jammu and Kashmir to provide security cover for a move to hoist the Tricolour in every panchayat in the state this Independence Day, the India Express reported quoting government sources. The report said the BJP has already given instructions to its units in every panchayat of the state to hoist the Tricolour on August 15
Business paper Mint has reported that air travel became more affordable in July. Quoting data from travel websites, the report said that cheaper jet fuel was the main factor for the cheaper tickets. New flights, last-minute sales and the opening up of the Pakistani airspace also contibuted to making air travel cheaper. The report said average one-way fares during July on domestic trunk routes were up to 40% lower from a year ago