The ongoing FDI controversy embroiling various political parties gained prominence in today's papers. " In week-2, Houses to face FDI storm", headlines the Asian Age. " Friend and foe gang up, FDI storm awaits government in House", is the top headline in the Hindustan Times.
Pakistan being enraged after the NATO strikes on two of its military out posts, is another big story. " US, NATO trying to soothe Pakistani nerves, hectic parleys on with Islamabad", writes The Hindu." Among cries of betrayal, Pakistan buries its 24 dead" reports the Hindustan Times.
" Fear of graft taint - stalling decisions: protect officials from being penalized for honest mistakes", reads a Times of India headlines which refers to HRD Minister Kapil Sibal speaking at a discussion in Mumbai on "Agenda for Renewal" .
The Financial Express writes " Rupees 8,861 crore boost for Unique Identification Authority" , which will allow it to develop back-end capacity for serving the entire data base of 1.2 billion Indians.
" At South Africa Climate meet, India fights for right to grow" - writes the Times of India, adding that for India, the battle on Kyoto Protocol at the Durban Climate talks beginning on Monday, boils down to ensuring that the global community does not impose an unjust tax on energy and growth.
Hindustan Times reports that the Parliament panel examining the Lokpal bill is likely to recommend that Parliament pass a law for creating the anti-graft watchdog at the Centre as also Lokayuktas in the States.
And finally, reporting on the wedding season in the National Capital, the Indian Express writes that Monday has been marked as the most auspicious day for solemnizing Hindu weddings and that there will be 60,000 weddings today.