The Govt. clearing 51% FDI in multi brand retail and the killing of Kishanji (chief of Maoist insurgency operations) are amongst the top stories in today's Press.
"Welcome to Walmart" writes the Financial Express". "Coming soon: World's Top Retailers", headlines the Times of India. The Hindustan Times adds that brushing aside political resistance, the govt. has allowed 51% Foreign Direct Investment in multi brand retail to mega discount stores such as Walmart and Carrefour and 100% FDI in single brand retail.
"Blow to Maoists: Kishanji killed in jungle encounter", is the Asian Age headline. "Killing machine Kishanji killed at last, headlines the Pioneer. The Asian Age reports that the country's most wanted Maoist leader was killed by joint forces in the biggest operation launched since the new West Bengal government of Mamata Bannerji assumed office.
Parliament remains paralysed for the third day in a row - reports the Tribune. The Asian Age writes that Parliament stays on the boil on the issue of price rise and Telangana, despite reports of an understanding reached between the governments and the BJP-led opposition, on the black money adjournment motion issue.
"Lokpal draft set to be circulated next week, writes the Times of India, with the Parliamentary Panel reaching a consensus on giving constitutional status to the proposed anti-corruption 'Lokpal'. The Mail Today writes, "No One opinion on PM under Lokpal".
"NRI's home in on property, as rupee crashes" - headlines the Economic Times, with sagging realty getting a boost as Non Resident Indians look for safe investments.
And finally, the Times of India explained" A hundred diamonds for the Lord", with a devotee dropping one hundred diamonds into a donation box at the Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirumala - thereby enriching it by well over a crore of rupees.