The Sunday evening earthquake on the Sikkim-Nepal border that rattled the entire eastern region, and was felt as far away as Delhi and Rajasthan, is the main focus in today's paprs. "6.8 scale quake in Sikkim leaves 15 dead, the toll is likely to rise", writes The Times of India.
Day-II of Narendra Modi's ongoing fast also receives prominence. The Hindustan Times top headline reads "Key ally - the JD(U) -reminds Modi of the riots : slams fast". The Hindu reports that even as support continues to pour in, the police foiled a bid by victims of the 2002 riots to stage a dharna in the heart of the city, even detaining activist Mallika Sarabhai.
"Ramesh opposes cap on counting poor in states," writes the Hindustan Times. Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has called for removal of ceiling on poverty estimation, which restricts the number of poor people (currently 37.2% of the population) who can claim benefits from Central Government schemes.
The Tribune reports that the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Sant Samaj Alliance have swept the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee elections that were held yesterday, winning 157 of the 170 seats spread across four states.
India battles polio virus from Pakistan, reports The Times of India. The paper writes, after China traced Pakistan as the source of a new polio wave, India has set up immunisation booths at border areas, to ensure that all children coming in are vaccinated.
The Indian Express reports that Manipur Government is planning to sell to its residents prepaid electricity cards, on the lines of prepaid cellphone cards, which will curb electricity thefts and allow paying customers to enjoy longer periods of electricity.
And finally, papers extensively cover, with photographs, Amitabh Bachhan visiting his friend Amar Singh in a private ward of AIIMS in New Delhi. The Mail Today writes "Big B gives proof of his 'Amar Prem'".