The reaction of the UPA allies to the recent hike in petrol prices dominates the front pages today. "Allies fume, Mamata threatens pullout over price hike" writes the Times of India. The Mail Today reports in its front page lead "Cornered Congress joins Mamata's roll back call". The Hindu, highlighting the Prime Minister's support for the hike quotes him as saying " There should be more deregulation of fuel prices".
All the papers take note of anti corruption activist Anna Hazare breaking his vow of silence and reiterating his demand for the Jan Lokpal Bill to be introduced in the winter session of Parliament. "Vocal Anna issues another threat to Congress" reports the Hindustan Times. Similarly the Times of India headline reads "Anna breaks silence, puts Congress on notice".
The CBI questioning YSR Congress MP Jaganmohan Reddy in connection with the leasing of land to Obalapuram Mining Company owned by mining baron and formerKarnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy is widely noticed. The Pioneer, the Times of India and the Asian Age report that Jaganmohan Reddy told the CBI to question TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu because it was during his tenure as chief minister ofAndhra Pradesh that the land was transferred.
In a special front page story, the Indian Express reports that a Group of Ministers on external security interface chaired by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has agreed in principles on setting up of a sovereign wealth fund to help companies acquire mineral and energy assets abroad.
And finally, the Mail Today informs us of an interesting archaeological find in Italy. The paper writes that while excavating in an ancient Roman palace in Modena, archaeologist found skeletons of a man and a woman laid side by side holding hands. Did we hear somebody say`love is eternal'?