Pakistan granting the Most Favoured Nation or (MFN) trade status to India and the draft Citizens Grievance Redress bill' unveiled by the government yesterday dominate the front pages of most papers today.
The Congress highlighting senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi's opposition to the auction of spectrum in a letter he wrote to the Prime Minister as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)in 2007, is widely noticed. " Congress digs out Joshi's 2G letter to attack BJP" writes the Mail Today. The Times of India reports " Joshi opposed 2G auction in 07".
Most papers take note of a horrible incident of medical negligence in West Bengal, coming as it does in the wake of the recent deaths of infants in a hospital in Kolkatta. "In Bengal hospital, woman cleaned with acid after delivery" reports the Indian Express. Similarly, the Hindustan Times says "Newborn's mom washed with acid". The papers report that instead of the anti septic solution that should have been used, the acid led to critical internal and external burn injuries.
The Asian Age, in a special front page story, writes that the Supreme Court has held if the government acquires land from farmers it will have to compensate them as per the latest market price entered in revenue records for any land transaction in the area immediately before the governments acquisition notification.
The findings of the UNDP's Human Development Report are prominently noticed in most papers. "Women, Poor worse off in India than in Pak" reports the Hindustan Times. The Hindu writes that India is ranked 134 out of 187 countries in human development.
And finally, the agreement reached between the four major political parties of Nepal to integrate one third of the former Maoist guerillas into the national army is widely noticed. "Nepal parties set stage for national govt" writes the Statesman while the Tribune reports "Historic peace deal struck in Nepal".