The Gujarat High Court upholding the appointment of Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal and rejecting the Gujarat Government plea, receives prominence in the Press. 'Setback for Modi in Lokayukta case', writes the Asian Age. The India Express headline reads, 'High Court blow to Modi, upholds Governor's Lokayukta.'
The other big story this morning is of the Army Chief taking the Government to the Supreme Court over his age row. 'Army Chief has set bad precedent, says Government', headlines the Times of India.
The Economic Times reports that the Government may make it mandatory for all tax payers to provide details of their overseas assets, including bank accounts, while filing their annual tax returns, as the drive against tax evasion gains momentum.
The unprecedented cold wave sweeping the South also receives prominence in the Press. 'Cold bridges North - South divide, Mysore sees coldest day in 120 years', headlines the Tirbune. The Pioneer writes 'Andhra reels under sub-zero temperatures.'
The Hindustan Times reports that the Government want 'stalking' to be made a separate offence under the Indian Penal Code, punishable with up to 7 years in jail. The move was initiated by the Women and Child Development ministry last month.
Regarding the killer TB theory, the Times of India reports that Union health officials pronounced that Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital has been 'premature' in labeling 12 patients as having 'totally drug resistant tuberculosis'. Rather, they had TB which is 'extensively drug resistant'.
And finally there is a "Mobile Alert" in the Mail Today. The paper reports that in a first, the Delhi Government plans to make it mandatory for all mobile phones sold in the capital to prominently display the level of radiation emitted by different brands of hand sets.