With Parliament set to begin discussions on it today and Anna Hazare starting a three day fast against it in Mumbai, the fate of the Lokpal Bill grabs front page attention in all the papers. "Last lokpal battle of 2011 begins today" declares the Hindustan Times as it reports that the Opposition wants 56 changes in the bill. The Times of India writes "Govt confident it has numbers to pass bill". The Indian Express quotes Anna Hazare as saying "Don't enjoy fasting, govt forcing me to".
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's praise for his colleague and Home Minister P Chidambram at a speech at Alagappa University in Tamil Nadu is prominently noticed. "Under attack, Chidambram gets PM praise" reports the Indian Express. The Asian Age writes that the Prime Minister complimented Mr Chidambram for performing tasks given to him with "superb aplomb".
The Hindu highlights the Prime Minister's concern about the quality of math education in the country as it writes on its front page "Manmohan concerned at decline in quality of maths teachers". The Prime Minister was inaugurating the year long celebrations of the 125th birth anniversary of legendary mathematician S Ramanujan. The Pioneer says that the Prime minister has declared 2012 as the National Mathematical year.
The death of former Karnataka Chief Minister S Bangarappa is widely noticed. The Pioneer writes of him "This socialist was a king" until he was defeated by B S Yedyurappa. The Hindu quotes the Prime Minister as saying Bangarappa was a widely respected leader in a condolence message sent to his wife.
All the papers take note of Tata Motors decision to recall 1 lakh 40 thousand Nano cars to fix starters. "Small Nano Big Recall" writes the Mail Today.
And even as the cold wave tightens its grip in north India most papers have published photographs of revellers frolicking in the snow at the popular skiing resort of Gulmarg in Kashmir.