Naxal killings in Jharkhand form the lead in most papers. 'Maoists kill 13 cops, hold scribes capture' is the Times of India headline. The Hindustan Times writes that they were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists.
On polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Tribune writes 'Maya plays kanshi card, woos upper castes'. 'Health fund scam returns to haunt Maya on poll eve' says Mail Today, and the Hindustan Times writes that 'CAG puts 4900 crore rupee tag on the missing funds'.
'Team Anna hits poll trail, backs BJP's Khanduri, criticizes Rahul' reads the Indian Express headline. The Times of India reports that a shoe was hurled at Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in Dehradun yesterday.
The Pioneer has given prominence to the ongoing saga of the age row of the Army Chief. 'Centre takes Singh by horn -likely to appoint Eastern Command General Officer Commanding in Chief as next Army Chief, even as age row lingers' writes the paper.
The Jaipur literature Festival figures in all dailies, with cops casting doubts on threat to Rushdie's life- The Tribune quoting the Maharashtra DGP says 'No knowledge of threat to Rushdie'.
'Four writers who read from the Satanic Verses leave Jaipur to avoid arrest says the Hindu. 'Chetan Bhagat tears Rushdie apart' states Mail Today. The Hindu, quoting Bhagat writes 'Don't make heroes of authors whose book are banned.
Preparations for the Republic Day parade find place in most dailies, with pictures. The Tribune writes, that for the first time ever, a woman pilot, will lead the Indian Airforce contingent.
And for Delhi-ites, take note of the traffic advisory issued for the full dress rehearsal of the parade, if you don't want to be stuck in traffic tomorrow.
And are you one of those who drink red wine, thinking that it has health benefits? Well, it might not be that good for your heart after all. The Statesman and the Hindustan Times report of an Indian American scientist being charged with fabricating and falsifying data in his research, on benefits of red wine.