In a boost for developing entrepreneurship among SCs and STs, the Center has made it mandatory for all Central bodies to make as least 4% of Annual Purchases from small-scale industries owned by dalits and tribals, as part of new Public Procurement Policy- reports the Times of India.
A British court convicting Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohamad Asif of 'Fixing' parts of a Test match - makes front page news. The Mail Today writes "In a First, Pak Cricketers convicted by UK jury for spot fixing and face up to 7 years in jail."
"Details of Notorious Pakistani scientist A Q Khan's personal role in selling deadly nuclear equipment to Libya have come to light, following discovery of secret files in Tripoli, writes the Tribune.
" Draft Citizen's Charter set to be finalized", reports the Indian Express, with the UPA Govt. in the process of finalising the draft legislation, where-by every citizen will have the right to time-bound delivery of goods and services.
With the Formula 1 extravaganza over, organisers are now looking for ways to sustain the massive infrastructure. The Business Standard writes that the Jaypee Sports International is in talks to bring home other high profile sports events such as MotoGP, which in the Formula 1 equivalent of Motor Bike Racing.
Papers talk of yet another fuel hike. The Hindustan Times writes," get ready to pay 1 rupee 82 paise more for petrol".
And finally, The Asian Age informs us that doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences are looking at ways to turn Dental Pulp - made up of living connective tissue, into Heart cells, as Dental Pulp is a rich source of Stem Cells.