The FDI face-off dominates most dailies today, with Hindustan Times headlining it as "PM, Opposition firm on FDI stands, House on pause' with a warning, "Manmohan tells allies, impression of divided House, a danger to Govt.'
The Indian Express highlights a different angle under the headline, "Retail FDI benefits our country, States free to not allow it : PM". The paper goes on to say that "10 years ago, NDA had pitched for 100% retail FDI".
The other story covered prominently is of Kanimozhi and 4 other 2G accused being granted bail. The Indian Express says, "Shahid Balwa gets bail, Kani walks out of jail". Hindustan Times carries a photograph of Kanimozhi at home after her release from Tihar jail, with the caption, "Free after 194 days".
Most newspapers also take note of the renewed demand for a strong Lokpal Bill. Hindustan Times headline reads, "Anna on warpath again, gives Govt Dec 23 deadline". The Asian Age, in a box item reports the Congress President reiterating that the Govt. is committed to eradicating Corruption and seeking the opposition's assistance in the passage of the important legislation in the on going Session of Parliament.
The Times of India makes a mention of the CBI being "forced to retract charge against the Gujarat judiciary in the Supreme Court" in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
Hindustan Times carries a story, warning travellers, to be prepared for a foggy winter ahead, saying 'Get ready for blinding fog, air chaos'. The paper adds that the MeT department has predicted dense fog from Mid December to January which is likely to disrupt flight schedules at the Delhi airport.
And finally, in good news for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, The Times of India reports about a study which says "Eating low calorie diet for 4 months can cure diabetes".